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You have dual vanos which is known to fail every so often. That repair can run around $2K.
You have dual MAF's. They will fail every 60-80K.
Glad to hear about the clutch work.
Your ABS module will break. New OEM unit $1300, rebuilt unit $400.
O2 sensors will die.
Window regulators will die.
Your radiator will die, and your fan clutch will die. Neither of these is predictable.
Crankshaft position sensors will die.
Heater water valve will die.
Power steering hoses will die.
Thrust arms, sway bar end links, bushings, ball joints, wheel bearings.
It sounds like a lot.
On the other hand, YOU OWN A TRUE RACE CAR that can pamper you in luxury and seat four people very comfortably. Like a redhead, it's worth it if you have the money.
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.
Last edited by Teh Prof; 03-14-2009 at 10:41 AM.