Buying a 1997 540i, Any help is appreciated.
Hello fellow BMW fans, I'm new here and in the process of buying a 97 540i...
The car has 176K on it, The body is in great shape, the engine still runs smoove. The seller is letting it go for $5K. The only thing that bother me was that the tach. wasn't working and the "brake fluid" light was on... She said she had just had the oil changed and she showed me the receipt for that. SHe said that the light and the tach problem is due to a bad cat. converter which she did mention. I still don't understand what the cat has to do with the tach, this will be my first Bimmer so maybe there's somethign I don't know. Also when I drove it, it seems like it wasn't shifting I meant maybe it was just that smoove. it's an Automatic. If it is the cat how much would that be to change?
Thanks for any comments, it'll be greatly appreciated.