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Old 10-05-2012, 07:19 PM
snowsled7 snowsled7 is offline
The Ornery Old Man
Location: SW Mountains
Join Date: Mar 2012
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Mein Auto: GTI
Originally Posted by Sbrodacz View Post
That's good to know! Does regular maintenance normally just consist of oil changes?
NO. Even with low miles, the car is nearly 20 years old now. Expect it to be a steady stream of projects. This is how you bond with your vintage BMW

Mine was pretty well maintained but has still needed front suspension parts, fan shroud and clutch. I have replaced the O2 sensor and adjusted the valves (not on your model) in addition to oil services.

Your car should be pretty reliable though, just don't put off fixing things, it will get away from you. I also use mine a lot. I did a 3000 mile family trip, four people and a weeks luggage this summer in my 20 yr old car. It never missed a beat and is nicer than most new cars still. It also has to do short dirt road runs for work sometimes, it is a $3000 car, so I DRIVE it.
Current ride... '13 GTI Wolfsburg
BMW's from my past...
'92 535i/5 '89 325ix/5
'98 750iL '86 325(e)/5
'95 740iL '84 318i/5

Last edited by snowsled7; 10-05-2012 at 07:21 PM.
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