1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini CooperGeneral Chat related to models that do not fit into particular categories above. Please try to put your discussion in more appropriate sections. This section does cover the 1 Series, MINI Cooper and 8-Series vehicles: BMW 830i, BMW 840Ci, BMW 850i, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi, M8, Alpina B12, BMW CS Concept and others.
I am a brand new member.... I spent the last 6 months looking for a low mileage 2001 740i sport for my wife. I finally found one in New Jersey with 40,000 miles on it. I flew up to NJ and checked it out and drove it 1600 miles home to Houston, Texas. It drove like a dream.... As this is my first BMW, I was really impressed with the car! --- right up to the point where it died at a red light 30 miles from my house. When I cranked it up again, the "service engine soon" light came on. I managed to get it home with it only dying once during the last 30 miles. When I got it home, I tried to start it in the driveway. It would crank just fine, but then shut off after 3-5 seconds.
I suspect a sensor has gone bad, (O2, MAF?) but as I am a BRAND new BMW owner, I was hoping to get some expert opinions here. I really don't want to take it to the dealer, but my wife wants the car back soon.
Since I decided to get a BMW so the search is on, I am now checking a 98 740i with 125k on it, it drives fine I mean good the acceleration is good not flying or something like that , do you guys have any recommendations, things to check on that model , thinks to be aware of, common problems, the only thing that I did not like was the wind sound when the inner part of the roof was open (the glass was closed) but it seemed like there was a part of a window open but when I closed the inner sliding roof it reduced the sound, also the engine did not feel smooth as I expected, how about the repairs cost that I should expect is it going to be a painful frequent visits to the shop for a car with that miles on it, also I am getting it for 6500 from a dealer is this a good price it is 2000 less than the private party price and 5000$ less than a dealer price or that is the proper price for those cars now,opinions guys, Thanks.
the Noise your hearing can be fixed with a new gasket fot the moon roof cheap and easy fix...
Too the OP it sounds like your MAF sensor died get the codes read it can tell us more... but since it has been like a month i hope you got her fixed....
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