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Old 08-28-2011, 02:47 PM
trevolution1989 trevolution1989 is offline
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Looking into getting an 850ci

Im looking into getting the 850Ci or the i and im wanting to know if anyone can tell me if there is a common issue with them and i will be doing all the maintenance on it right when i get it all new oils and fluids breaks so on and so forth. I understand these are amazing cars and all but i just want to be prepared.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:35 PM
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Check bimmerforums, it has a more extensive forum dedicated to the 8's with a DIY/info thread.
One thing that seems to plague all of them is failing capacitors in the General Module. I just picked up my '97 850Ci last week, and had issues with the GM already. Easy, cheap fix.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:16 PM
trashycamaro trashycamaro is offline
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Yes. Plenty of issues. I owned an 850i - if you can get a manual, worlds different and a blast to drive.

The "road fly" board was the best e31 forum I have seen, tons of information, awesome community.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:16 PM
TxGr8White TxGr8White is offline
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Im looking into getting the 850Ci or the i and im wanting to know if anyone can tell me if there is a common issue with them and i will be doing all the maintenance on it right when i get it all new oils and fluids breaks so on and so forth. I understand these are amazing cars and all but i just want to be prepared.
Go to Bimmerforums and use the Search Button - your question is asked at least once a week, and there is a boatload of info on just about every aspect of this car.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:24 PM
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In case anyone is interested there is one in the Raleigh NC area now for sale. 850i for $8600.00
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http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/2597500033.html
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