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View Poll Results: How many miles do you have on your BMW
< 30k 4 4.21%
30 - 40k 1 1.05%
40 - 50k 3 3.16%
50 - 60k 3 3.16%
60 - 75k 9 9.47%
75 - 90k 12 12.63%
90 - 110k 19 20.00%
110 - 120k 11 11.58%
120 - 140k 15 15.79%
140k+ 18 18.95%
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey people

Just curious about how much an E36 engine can last.

AND PLEASE DO NOT PUT LESS THEN 30k IF YOU HAVE CHANGED THE ENGINE
LIKE THREE 7 TIMES IN THE PAST 4 YEARS.

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Got a friend who has actually done that. NO JOKES
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why does it only go up to 140k?
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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140k+ The plus means better (and more).
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Hey all,
I just bought a 1993 325i with 93,000 miles. I was a little worried about long term durability and how long the engine would last, but the price was right and the test drive sold me. I would like to know the upper limits of the drivetrain, though. If anyone has something over 140,000 miles I would like to hear about it.
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My 1992 e36 325is has 150,000+ and is running strong. I'm sure she had a bit more pep in her early years, but she's still got some top-end power.
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Hey all,
I just bought a 1993 325i with 93,000 miles. I was a little worried about long term durability and how long the engine would last, but the price was right and the test drive sold me. I would like to know the upper limits of the drivetrain, though. If anyone has something over 140,000 miles I would like to hear about it.
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About engines with 140k+ miles. Well, it is a BMW and made to last, but do not expect stuff not to go wrong after about 130k. The engine itself though if you do not ignore little problems such as overheating will still keep going when the chassis starts falling apart.
A friend of mine has an E30 324td with 645k on it. It does burn about a litre of oil for 1000 miles but it still run fine. It's not racing equippment but hey it is 645k miles.

You should be fine with yours for the next few years.
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ive got from 98 to 125 with no mechical issues requiring my attention.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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116k and running great!

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70k miles.

Have owned my car exactly a month now. I've already burned almost 1/2 a tank of fuel! Better slow down!

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something like 52k...

um...younguns.
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70k miles.

Have owned my car exactly a month now. I've already burned almost 1/2 a tank of fuel! Better slow down!

Uh, I've owned mine for less than a month, and I have burned 2 tanks easy....but then again, I'm that guy that drives to the gas station to get a coke when there is one in my fridge.
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I probably should have added a "however". Since I'm still trying to sell my '95 Mustang; when I have to drive, I have been taking that instead.

In fact, it's all I can do to get out once a week with the BMW just to keep the rotors from rusting.
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Haha. Okay. Get rid of that damn Mustang.
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