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atrovarious 02-10-2010 12:46 PM

How many miles on your E39?
 
Just curious what I can expect. My 97 Blackie has 180k on her (80k of them are mine) and while I have not done much other than the cooling system, new wheel bearings and I need to fix a oil filter housing gasket leak.... and while she does seam to get much more poor gas economy especially cold.... even with 0-40 oil ... ( run about 19mpg in city traffic and 24 with city and highway combined)... I'm wondering:

What is your odometer at?

What year?

Any major drive train repairs?

Any guesses on what will go next on mine?

bluebee 02-10-2010 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atrovarious (Post 4926555)
What is your odometer at?
What year?
Any major drive train repairs?
Any guesses on what will go next on mine?

Yup!
- Odometer = 85K miles
- Year = 2002 525i
- Major drive-train repairs = none
- What will go next on yours?

This will go bad on ya!
- Brakes will wear
- Shocks will cause ABS-related shudder on low-speed bumps
- Roundel on hood will lose paint
- Rubber molding on windshield will flake off
- Seat cover panels at the base will scratch (unless they're also black)
- Headlights will get hard and hard to adjust
- Trunk loom will fray
- FSU will go bad
- You'll lose a few jack pads
- Ambient temperature sensor will get scraped off
- Vanos will go bad
- MID pixels will go out
- Cracks will form in your wood panels

For all but the VANOS, ask me how I know ... :)

jhstealth 02-10-2010 01:17 PM

97 130k

pattynole 02-10-2010 01:21 PM

145k

AnotherGeezer 02-10-2010 01:29 PM

108k and still hummin'

Neversaynever 02-10-2010 01:53 PM

141k, going strong. 525i, 2002

Unlike Bluebee, you and I live where the sun is less of a factor. Therefore, I have the following:

- Major drive-train repairs = none

This will go bad on ya!
- Brakes will wear
- Potholes will destroy your control ams, tie rods and shocks
- You will need alignments
- You will need the CCV cold temp upgrade
- Your headlight washer motor will fail
- Seat cover panels at the base will scratch (unless they're also black)
- You'll lose a few jack pads
- Vanos will go bad (and you will not know it)
- MID pixels will go out
- Cracks will form in your wood panels

frei 02-10-2010 02:38 PM

miles
 
2000 528i, 107K

mosthated1 02-10-2010 03:00 PM

01 540 M
172k runs brand new

anthony530i 02-10-2010 03:10 PM

2001 530i
46000
no repairs yet

mosthated1 02-10-2010 03:45 PM

those m5 rims looks sick on your whip. i just stepped up to the 540 monster from a 330 service history is good and got it from a respected indy dealer who stands by the car and offered me a 1 year warranty..it does have 170 on the clock but thats nothing for these machines when well mantained..any suggestions from a more seasoned owner?

bcbp14 02-10-2010 03:46 PM

170k

Suspension overhaul in spring.

davenotize 02-10-2010 03:49 PM

03 71k
repairs: valve cover gasket, Tconverter, cooling system(missing some parts),driver seat motor,
plans: vanos, ccv, windshield seal, trans fluid, leather restoration(front seats), cabin filters......holly mole i have a list.

Solidjake 02-10-2010 03:49 PM

Right before I sold it

2000 528i with 140k

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...e/528front.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ke/528rear.jpg

Meinfarr 02-10-2010 03:56 PM

03 530 42500....

No repairs yet...but I feel a Vanos coming soon. Poor mileage and hesitation.

andyffer 02-10-2010 04:26 PM

02 530

~77000

xxbubbachunkxx 02-10-2010 05:23 PM

1998 523i se 140k

Bell528i 02-10-2010 05:23 PM

158-159k

Few problems need to be sorted out, but the most important on right now is the fan clutch.

Hooray! 02-10-2010 05:32 PM

2002 530i sport premium
59,800

major:
none

minor: some of mine are heat as a FL car (has benefits of no dings on hood or rust as in NE cars)
engine belts
power steering hoses
alternator
oil housing gasket
intensive washer hose(s)
intensive washer pump
front thrust arms
sand/polish headlight covers
re-dye top of steering wheel (FL car)
rear deck fabric unglued near one opening (FL car)
A pillar fabric ungluing at bottom (FL car)
AC/heater blower noise (FL car)

yadayadayada 02-10-2010 05:37 PM

Just rolled over 50,000 this week. 2003 540i . Everything is less than 2,000 miles old but , my check brakes light comes on , a minor power drain somewhere , MAF is maxed out , air filter is 3" off of the ground ,going to have a new ECU provide a MAP tune to solve the last two problems.Other than that the car starts and runs.

larryshomework 02-10-2010 07:16 PM

03 530i - 65K

Only owned for a month - rear door vapor barriers need repair and oil level sensor might be on the fritz

Front end feels a little loose - might need shocks/thrust arms/etc.

bubbs92 02-10-2010 07:49 PM

1997 540iA with 53000 original miles
 
Runs like new. Bought her last year with 42K...:)

ztom 02-10-2010 08:02 PM

97 210!

camoore 02-10-2010 08:12 PM

02 540i 43K

Nothing major...little stuff...

jluzbet 02-10-2010 08:13 PM

mine is a 02 with 103K... now my brothers is a 02 but with 247K... Yeap

POof540i 02-10-2010 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atrovarious (Post 4926555)
What is your odometer at?

What year?

Any major drive train repairs?

Any guesses on what will go next on mine?

137k and counting. I expect her to give me at least 100k more, considering she's lightened up my pockets since I bought her. I'll tell you what though, she's been worth every penny.

2001 540iA Sport!

None. I also have a beater who never gets any lovin from me other than oil changes.

Anything goes at this point. Best thing you can do is begin preventive maintenance if you want to keep her for a while. Change the thrust arms and shocks and you'll feel like you have a new car ride in your midst. You'll fall even deeper for her, guaranteed!


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