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Old 12-07-2012, 09:36 AM
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Mein Auto: 1999 BMW 540it Wagon
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Originally Posted by manticore33 View Post
I'm going to go a bit out of line, but service records are overrated if you are a DIYer. You will pay a premium for a car with records that still need to fix stuff. Plus, you bought the car with no records, why care now?
For piece of mind. The records may give me a picture of the previous PO's upkeep on the vehicle. Additionally, it will allow me to make an educated decision about the priority of certain repairs. IMO, and experience with other vehicles, service records can be helpful to the intrepid DIY'er.

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I think you commented in another thread that your car is in the 170k in miles?
Sorry wasn't me. This is my first thread on this forum or any BMW forum. This 540iT is my first BMW.

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If you do not want to throw parts at a car (which I don't blame you), drive it for a bit and get to know its quirks and start your own inspection regime for ailing parts.
After the tranny is done I think this is what I'll do first.

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