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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:03 AM
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buying a 2004 645i with 109k miles?

Hey guys, new to the site and and heavily looking at a 04' 645 with 109k miles. See what everyone would think of purchasing an 04 645 with 109k miles, would I be crazy to do so? The car looks very well maintained. I am waiting on a response for service records and/or car fax. bottom line, bad buy or good buy? Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:59 AM
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Hey guys, new to the site and and heavily looking at a 04' 645 with 109k miles. See what everyone would think of purchasing an 04 645 with 109k miles, would I be crazy to do so? The car looks very well maintained. I am waiting on a response for service records and/or car fax. bottom line, bad buy or good buy? Thanks!
Oil leaks, oil leaks, oil leaks..........
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:04 AM
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Oil leaks, oil leaks, oil leaks..........

as in check for oil leaks? or they have oil leaks regularly?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:25 AM
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Check to see if the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gaskets, or oil pump gaskets have been done yet. If not they will probably need to be done in near future. Also coolant pipe, and let car idle for 5 minutes to see if it will start smoking
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:33 AM
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Check to see if the valve cover gaskets, timing cover gaskets, or oil pump gaskets have been done yet. If not they will probably need to be done in near future. Also coolant pipe, and let car idle for 5 minutes to see if it will start smoking
thanks for the tip, ill be sure to check when i go see the car. if the car does begin to smoke, is it a costly repair? general maintenance issues, or what to look for, battery replacement? belts? alternator? transmission checks? ect.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:14 AM
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buying a 2004 645i with 109k miles?

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Hey guys, new to the site and and heavily looking at a 04' 645 with 109k miles. See what everyone would think of purchasing an 04 645 with 109k miles, would I be crazy to do so? The car looks very well maintained. I am waiting on a response for service records and/or car fax. bottom line, bad buy or good buy? Thanks!
Engine: Valve cover gaskets, timing cover gaskets, alternator bracket gasket, coolant pipe, expansion tank, valve stem seals, vacuum pump.

Automatic transmission: Mechatronics sealing sleeve, cracked oil pan, know if the transmission fluid and pan were ever changed out.

These common wear items on this car as mileage increases. There may be other things that I left out, but these are the main ones.


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Old 10-30-2013, 12:17 PM
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You must, must, must take it in for an evaluation by a garage very familiar with BMW. If you find nothing the piece of mind is priceless and if you don't you have an idea of where to start negotiations or walk away. I love my car but it has had problems in places that other cars i have owned have not.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:41 PM
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Alright, thanks for all the information. Extremely helpful! I will post how it goes. There is decent shop near by for imports.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:31 PM
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There is a thread on repair cost, somewhere on here? BMW repairs can become very expensive if you have to pay a shop for the repairs. Examples below,

Valve cover gaskets can cost 1200.00
Timing Cover Gaskets an additional 700.00 if done with the Valve Covers
Coolant Pipe 2500.00
Electronic Module failures 1500.00
Brake Job 1200.00
Valve Seal replacement 2500.00

This should help prepare you ahead of time. These can happen anytime now! Have the car checked out, before you buy it. They are great cars, but they love attention!

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:46 PM
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Luckily I did most of those repairs on my 7 first so I made sure my 6 was good to go when I bought it.
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Also don't forget that you'll be getting a $100k car for...what $25k or so? That leaves some room for maintenance. If you can turn a wrench, many of those repairs are very doable yourself. Valve stems and coolant pipe could stand to have a pro, but many of the other issues you'll find DIY's on this site and others. Make sure the car is solid "today" and make the current owner pay for anything not working now. Then throw a few grand in an account for future problems or maintenance. Every time I drive my car it makes me smile. Good luck!
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