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Old 06-01-2014, 09:44 PM
mrandrewjames mrandrewjames is offline
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Can you beat my track record? 1995 bmw 525i

First car I ever owned was a 1995 525i. The only money I ever had to put into it was a new starter, brake pads, and tires. Well I sold this car still with no mechanical problems with OVER. 260000 miles! It was a tank. So did I just get lucky or are their others that have this model that can compare to my car's success?

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:38 PM
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Lucky by a stretch I must say. Amazing that the starter went before all the other stuff that should go (such as the fp, fp relay, main relay, wp, thermostat, rad and coolant hoses, driveability sensors). Keeps life interesting.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Alpina535I Alpina535I is offline
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Lucky by a stretch I must say. Amazing that the starter went before all the other stuff that should go (such as the fp, fp relay, main relay, wp, thermostat, rad and coolant hoses, driveability sensors). Keeps life interesting.
Couldn't agree more CAP.

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Old 06-07-2014, 02:55 AM
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Couldn't agree more CAP.

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Well, it might not be a miracle. Perhaps the OP was doing something, or avoiding doing something, or a combo, that produced this result.

OP, tell us more about your car, how you treated it, what your life is like (are you perpetually angry? Or are you the monk who sold his ferrari to buy the E34?)

Perhaps there's something to glean from that that even the OP does not realise is there. Anybody can stumble upon a life altering insight, and most of the time its the experts who don't recognise it as such.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:25 PM
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Its a BMW, what do you expect? My 87 528e also my first car that I still have and will never get rid of has 455000 miles on it and I and all Ive changed on it was the thermostat, waterhose, spark plugs and a couple tires. Its the more care you put in makes the difference in the car. My Moms 93 318i had a headjob done on it at 300k miles. While the head was off we checked the cylinders and they still had the factory honing marks! BMW's and well machined pieces of art and if you treat it right its gonna take care of you for a long, long time.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:12 PM
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That's what I keep saying. Its all about how you care for it. And I still had fun times in it, deffinately didn't drive it like a grandpa. I'm deffinately proud of the brand. That 87 is very impressing. You deffinately got me beat lol

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:06 PM
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That's what I keep saying. Its all about how you care for it. And I still had fun times in it, deffinately didn't drive it like a grandpa. I'm deffinately proud of the brand. That 87 is very impressing. You deffinately got me beat lol

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