Calling All 5ers - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2005, 06:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Car:
Posts: 5
Photos:
Shane001 is an unknown quantity at this point
Hi everyone, as my other posts arent getting any replies ive decided to ask people who look after there cars how many miles/kms they have on the clock, so post your current miledge (to the nearest 1,000 if an exact miledge isn't possible)

Also if possible how often your have had your car seviced?

Thank you
Shane001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-25-2005, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car: 00 Prelude, 95 525i, 85 635CSi
Posts: 1,414
Photos:
d3ity will become famous soon enoughd3ity will become famous soon enough
1993 525i (white) 97k miles, serviced when something breaks
1995 525i (RIP Black) 123K, Serviced when something broke/upgraded
1985 635CSi (Red) 101K, Serviced far too infrequently, now sits without working transmission
__________________
<iframe src="http://gamercard.xbox.com/TiddlyPlatypus.card" scrolling="no" frameBorder="0" height="140" width="204">Put your gamertag here too.</iframe>
d3ity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 146
Photos:
Scotty Dangles is an unknown quantity at this point
1994 530i - 193,433 KM - Serviced when the OBC tells me to... :P

Scott
Scotty Dangles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Car: e36 w/ a m42
Posts: 14,878
Photos:
Torque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond repute
1990 525i - 172,000 - runs perfectly
1991 525i - 117,000 - dying tranny
__________________
Torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 11:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Car: 1999 Dinan 540i/6, 1995 Dinan 749
Posts: 4,520
Photos:
Teh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
1997 528i: 149,000 miles; serviced when the OBC tells me to and when something goes wrong. Paid service issues for me since one year and 38,000 miles ago include the cooling system (easy fix), shocks and struts, rotors and pads. Everything else I did myself, and was in the field of upgrades rather than required service. I need to get a tiny crack in my windshield fixed that came from a rock four days ago. I don't see anything major on the horizon.
__________________


1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 12:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Car:
Posts: 1,176
Photos:
sp0rky is an unknown quantity at this point
1990 525 - 133k miles - serviced when it needed it regardless of OBC lights.
__________________
sp0rky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 04:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Car: 1995 BMW M3
Posts: 9,481
Photos:
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
1989 BMW 525iA - 277,000 miles - Serviced during hte summer regularly.....barely touched during the other season.....Perfect Runnign condition
__________________

1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 02:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bay Area, Cali
Car:
Posts: 27
Photos:
shragon is an unknown quantity at this point
142k. '95 525i.
__________________
-Rob

CarDomain Page
shragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 09:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Car:
Posts: 5
Photos:
Shane001 is an unknown quantity at this point
WOW, M power 277,000 miles, from what ive been reading i suppose regular servicing and knowing when your car sounds groggy is key to a long lasting car.
Cheers Guys

Sharagon that 5 series looks GREAT

I was looking at a 530i, are they a bit thirsty?
Shane001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 02:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
dberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Car:
Posts: 100
Photos:
dberger is an unknown quantity at this point
1998 528i Sport - 72,000 miles
dberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 02:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Car: 1995 BMW M3
Posts: 9,481
Photos:
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
Quote:
Originally posted by Shane001@Jul 27 2005, 08:12 AM
WOW, M power 277,000 miles, from what ive been reading i suppose regular servicing and knowing when your car sounds groggy is key to a long lasting car.
Cheers Guys

Sharagon that 5 series looks GREAT

I was looking at a 530i, are they a bit thirsty?
[snapback]365454[/snapback]

Yeah, but I also have teh M20 engine. It's said to be near invincible, with the exception of the timing belt (which I take care of often). I am always servicing and fixing my car to maintain the engine, but cooling is a major problem from time to time and electronics....well I dont even want to talk electronics, it's that bad.

And I agree, Shragon has a sweet lookin' car!
__________________

1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 01:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Car:
Posts: 1,176
Photos:
sp0rky is an unknown quantity at this point
As I said in the other post, there is definately no need to replace the timing belt OFTEN. Just every 50 - 60k to keep it in check.

Also - I hardly call it a weakness or an exception - when the m20 is tuned right, it can run sooo silky smooth. Engines with chains in that era could never ever match that kind of smoothness.

m20 just needs more power.... possibly by having another cam, 12 more valves, a better flowing head, more displacement... and yeah... that would be great. Maybe all I want is an m52 without vanos and with a timing belt instead of chain
__________________
sp0rky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 02:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Car: 1995 BMW M3
Posts: 9,481
Photos:
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
Quote:
Originally posted by sp0rky@Jul 28 2005, 12:22 AM


m20 just needs more power.... possibly by having another cam, 12 more valves, a better flowing head, more displacement... and yeah... that would be great. Maybe all I want is an m52 without vanos and with a timing belt instead of chain
[snapback]365655[/snapback]
LOL so basically you want raw power and realiability..what an idealist :P
__________________

1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 01:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Car:
Posts: 1,176
Photos:
sp0rky is an unknown quantity at this point
ahahaha.. yeah.. I can dream, right?
__________________
sp0rky is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calling all BMW series 1 drivers in Berkshire Holly Looking For 0 10-31-2005 05:27 AM
Pictures Of 5ers From A Meet sp0rky Picture Showroom 12 08-15-2005 06:24 PM
About Working On The 5ers llll1l1ll 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 07-28-2005 02:37 PM
Calling all Mechs' spiff325is 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 04-01-2004 03:44 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.