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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jjp735i View Post

The E60 is my 4th BMW and I've yet to replace any cooling system on any of them. My E32 went to 186,000 miles before I sold it and only did the oil pan gasket.

As long as you don't overheat the car it will be fine if something fails. Might leave you stranded though. So it is a gamble. Dump tons of money into it and drive without worries or push it and see what happens.

Good luck either way.
You cannot compare the E32 to a modern BMW(e60). The E32 was one of the very last per-globalization cars and just before BMW GmbH decided to cut cost on every part it made and not over engineer anything(excluding M cars). These cars have more plastic parts that have replaced metal parts which has caused many failures. Plastic and heat DO NOT MIX and they do/will fail. My 545 had 70k when I found cracks in the cooling system which were very close to breaking completely.

People are just trying to provide information on what they have read or have experienced personally. If you were to ask me, If you are at 92K and the fluids in your diff and trans have not been changed, you may be past he point of no return. My 545 trans was done at 50k and it looked like it was filled with motor oil and not transmission fluid.
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