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Old 08-06-2008, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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would anyone be able to help, i have got the chance of picking up a 99 525tds se with 230k on the clock full service history and bein kept up to getther regardless of cost. for under 1500, if i went ahead, what problems mite i encouter due to the high millage? and how long will the engine last. i have a 100 mile rounf trip for work and always wanted a 5 series but have a small budget.

your view and experiance would be great

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hello all,

would anyone be able to help, i have got the chance of picking up a 99 525tds se with 230k on the clock full service history and bein kept up to getther regardless of cost. for under 1500, if i went ahead, what problems mite i encouter due to the high millage? and how long will the engine last. i have a 100 mile rounf trip for work and always wanted a 5 series but have a small budget.

your view and experiance would be great

thanks

john
average engine life of diesels is about 450,000. there will be probs with electrics here and there, but otherwise, it should serve you well
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