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Old 10-12-2004, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97' 540i with 140,000... How long should the engine last?
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If it's been serviced well and continues to be serviced well even with hard driving expect 200-250k - even more in some cases!
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Still strong !!! mine asking for repairs every 2 months ghead only at 124K ('92)
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Weird. i guess i had a short time period when I needed to change a bit. You probably need to replace your e34 shocks all around at 150K. Im not sure about the e39 though. My e34 runs awesome, with the exception of old BMW's infamous electrical problems (mainly locking system). BOO. But everythign else runs like its at about 100K
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My moms 98' 528i (yes same basic car as mine, BUT NOT MINE) has 180,000 and has no major problems up to that point. And still none!

My car has 85,000 if anyone was wondering
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My 97 540i6 had 100k when I bought it last October. 15K later I have replaced struts, shocks, springs, frt. wheel bearings, rotors and pads. I change oil every 5K w/Mobil 1 and have changed tranny and differential fluids. The car was well cared for previously, which shows that regular maint. is very important to the life of the car.

I researched b4 purchasing my 540 and got the same response of 200 to 300K with regular services performed. I hoping I go to 200K+, I still have my original clutch w/ no slippage! Knock on wood!
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lol..

this thing ill prolly run till u smash it..

lol im just playing, but if u take as much care of it as u can it should run, whenever something goes wrong mechanically immedeitly replace it, or atleast something that may effect other things
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