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#1 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 06:59 PM
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I'm really close to buying a 1995 E38 740i. It has the M60, not the M62. While I am not new to the BMW scene, I am completely new to the 7er's. What things should I look for before buying this absolutely sexy machine? (It's black - it's so hot)

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whats the mileage??
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wow - the 6 7 8 X Z board is like a ghost town - i guess all the action goes into the 3, 5, and M boards.

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Check to be sure it does not have the NIKASIL engine or that the engine has been replaced with a alusil engine (go to koalamotorsport.com and check out the nikasil problem). These cars in that era had issues with high sulphur content fuel and engine failures.
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