Thread: 1995 BMW 525i
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:47 AM
snowsled7 snowsled7 is offline
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Better do a search on VANOS. I believe that car has it, and the system does fail. I would check it out before buying not just assume it is harmless valve noise.

It should NOT make noise. Do you think it did when new? Not a chance. My notoriously noisy M30 runs like a sewing machine, a German one. The M50 should be quieter yet.

Automatic trans? Better watch that with high miles too. These cars can be money pits in a big hurry. All you need is a cool head, a good inspection and test drive. If you are not comfortable with this, then maybe the BMW is going to blow your budget?
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