My '97 328i has 182K on it this week and I can say I haven't had all those problems yet! I did have the radiator replaced on an emergency out in the middle of no-where it blew....and it damned sure stumped them!! lol Oh well, I ended having to go to the dealer and get it right, but my wallet was sure wiped out!! Thanks for the info....right now my brother (aka motorhead on US cars & stock model racecars) who rode in it with me yesterday is convinced the front right wheel bearing is going out. Again, I'm in the middle of redneck country Ohio where there just aren't any bimmers around or foreign auto shops...and now I'm wondering what to do again....us girls just don't have this mechanic brain built in!