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)
get the E34, swap in a standard and have some fun. pics of each would help better though
Well so far most the other cars have sold except the E39 E34 BMWs.
I had contacted a well known BMW mechanic/racer Bill Arnold (know him from parts deliveries)
He said the E34 is a poor engine, actually the high mileage E39 is a better deal
just make sure I run a code check on whats causing the CEL.
Could be a CPS, O2, or cat. But if a can talk the seller down a few more hundred I may go for it.
__________________ Past Euros:
80 320i / 85 528e / 86 325 / 88 325 SuperEta / 88 325i 'vert / 89 325ix / 95 525i 5 Spd / 94 740iL
90 MBZ 300ce / 93 MBZ 190e 2.6 / 96 MBZ C280 Sport / 93 MBZ 400e V8 ASR / 91 300TE 4MATIC
94 Alfa Romeo 164LS
98 Land Rover D1 LSE
90 VW Corrado G60 5 Spd
78 Fiat Spyder 124 5 Spd
71 MGB-GT 4 Spd
Check and see if the engine was replaced. There are some out there that didn't get replaced, but if this one did the engine in the 540i is fine. I would go for the E34 personally just because I want another. The lower mileage is attractive as well. Good luck deciding.
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