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Old 09-10-2003, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody know how long(miles) a properly maintained 2.8 should last? And what are the major repairs that can be expected once it reaches 75k, 100k, 125k, etc.
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A 2.8 that is well taken care of should last you a LONG time. My last 2.8 had 150,000 miles and ran like new.
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A 2.8 that is well taken care of should last you a LONG time. My last 2.8 had 150,000 miles and ran like new.
i race mine flat out all the time (on the road and on the track) its done 126k and it still runs smooth and pulls without spluttering.....

the only thing i do ensure is its serviced when required by BMW.
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Anybody know how long(miles) a properly maintained 2.8 should last? And what are the major repairs that can be expected once it reaches 75k, 100k, 125k, etc.
ill just put this in. many e30 have ran over 300k miles and are still running. i know someone that still has the stock battery in his e30 with over 310k miles. so it would last long
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