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Old 12-03-2012, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by HPIA4v2 View Post
Search for "lever" or "vale seal", this problem develops on V8 engine built after 2005. very costly to repair. Symptoms would be white smoke in the cold at idle. I can't recommend getting BMW with that many mileage until you can work on the car yourself.
Thanks for that insight. How likely is this to happen? Since this car is being offered for $15k, it probably already has the issue correct? I've seen other 550i's with about the same mileage going for $5-7k more.

Also I'm very experienced on working on cars. I do all maintenance and oil changes on my vehicle and my brothers. The only issue is I'm moving mid January (hence the reason for buying another vehicle) and probably won't have all my tools and other equipment available to me for a couple months.

What about the 328 with 85k miles? Is that too high as well?
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