best overall e38 - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper General 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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 03-23-2004, 09:19 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hurdzan.3 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Guys,
I know y'all have an opinion on this one. I'm looking at 95 to 97 models strictly due to budget constraints. Although I'm primarily concerned with mechanical dependibility, I have no problem fixing these cars regardless of scale - but I can think of better ways of spending my Saturday afternoon! Any consistent and devastating failures in these model years - engine or trans? Candid advice is much appreciated.
hurdzan.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 03-28-2004, 09:50 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
jyep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jyep is an unknown quantity at this point
check out www.e38.org
plenty of good/bad info on E38...........great car as long as you're willing to put in the time to take care of it..

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/jyep1/nawz.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
www.ownster.com (where bmw owners can talk shit)
jyep is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 02:21 PM
n00b
 
shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shifty is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to shifty
If youre concerned about reliability i would skip right along to the 97 and avoid the 95 and 96 since they still run the old alakasil block which is prone for failure.

<img src='http://shifta.servebeer.com:8080/sig.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
shifty is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 05:22 PM
n00b
 
shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NYC
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shifty is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to shifty
I mean nikosil, the alusil is the new one.

<img src='http://shifta.servebeer.com:8080/sig.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
shifty is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 07:32 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
jyep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jyep is an unknown quantity at this point
can read about the nikasil issues in the FAQ section

<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/jyep1/nawz.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
www.ownster.com (where bmw owners can talk shit)
jyep is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
choice in spark plugs for 95 740i e38 kc740i 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 2 11-13-2005 11:12 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome