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Old 02-27-2015, 04:35 PM
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Interested in 06-08 750Li - Need Input

Hey guys,

I'm getting into the market for a 06-08 750Li with <50k miles. I'm coming from a 08 328xi Sedan, and the E66 is my favorite BMW till date which is why I'm looking into one. The E90 I've owned for the past 5 years and I bought it around 24k miles and it's currently at 86k and running strong (knock on wood).

Besides that, what should I keep in mind when considering the 750Li? I currently have the 06 S430 4Matic in the house (owned brand new and currently sits with 122k miles and I'll NEVER sell it). The S430 has been great and really reliable to date (knock on wood once again). The 750 worries me a little bit due to some online research, but I'd like to hear from you guys. Any input would be appreciated!
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I would recommend a certified pre-owned one (if there are any available) or a third party warranty. If you aren't interested in warranties then I hope your pockets are deep.

Things to take in for consideration, the parts may be inexpensive, the labor not so much. With all rubber seals/gaskets, after 50 to 60K miles on these E65/E66 things just go bad.

-Alternator Gasket
-Valve Steam Seals
-Coolant pipe
-Waterpump
-Alternator
-Battery
-Guibo
-Transmission pan
-Transmission adapter
-Transmission solenoid
-Transmission rebuilt


Good luck on your find.
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4/14 @85K: Coolant expansion tank, Coolant hose
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:04 PM
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I would recommend a certified pre-owned one (if there are any available) or a third party warranty. If you aren't interested in warranties then I hope your pockets are deep.

Things to take in for consideration, the parts may be inexpensive, the labor not so much. With all rubber seals/gaskets, after 50 to 60K miles on these E65/E66 things just go bad.

-Alternator Gasket
-Valve Steam Seals
-Coolant pipe
-Waterpump
-Alternator
-Battery
-Guibo
-Transmission pan
-Transmission adapter
-Transmission solenoid
-Transmission rebuilt


Good luck on your find.
Thanks for your response. Any 3rd party warranty worth considering?
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Trans down shifts and valve seals, let the car idle 10 mins and then rev it up a bit it it blows out smoke the valve seals r done. I just sold my flawless e65 w 55 k miles that had no issues. Make sure oil was changed frequently
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Trans down shifts and valve seals, let the car idle 10 mins and then rev it up a bit it it blows out smoke the valve seals r done. I just sold my flawless e65 w 55 k miles that had no issues. Make sure oil was changed frequently
I have read about the valve seals being an issue. What's the approximate cost to fix that?
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2500 is a reasonable price apparently.
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e53 X5 3.0, pana rf,nav,xenon,cldweather, premium.ipod hookup, 20"4.6rims staggered 315rrs.
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Depending of your location. Out here on the West coast its like $1500, in the BIG east $2500. Get yourself a warranty that covers seals an gaskets.
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Also, not sure if this means anything but look for ones that don't display a "Red" car icon in the navi screen. make sure there is no car at all. Best of luck.
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Third party warranty, you can get a quote from EasyCare and see if they will accept your vehicle to provide warranty. I have heard there were no issues with them.
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4/14 @85K: Coolant expansion tank, Coolant hose
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01/15 @88K: Transmission rebuilt, Alternator Gasket replaced
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Also, not sure if this means anything but look for ones that don't display a "Red" car icon in the navi screen. make sure there is no car at all. Best of luck.
I appreciate all the answers from everyone...but what are the details behind the "red car icon"
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Honestly I don't know. When It's yellow, I assume maintenance is do. Maybe even time to top off fluids. I think when it's red it's something critical. You can search the forum's to see if you can find some solid information on this. Sorry for the typos, I'm on my mobile.
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If you are serious about purchasing a E66 DON'T MISS OUT! You will not find a better deal than this on a 7 year old car. Good luck. 2008 with 37k ORIGINAL MILES

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-7-Series...US_Cars_Trucks
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If you are serious about purchasing a E66 DON'T MISS OUT! You will not find a better deal than this on a 7 year old car. Good luck. 2008 with 37k ORIGINAL MILES

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-7-Series...US_Cars_Trucks
WOW! That's a nice one. The only thing holding me back from calling this guy is the color. I'm very selective on one I want - sports package is a must too.
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Honestly thats a nice color. For 37k miles you can't really go wrong. You can change the look of this car easily an inexpensively. I have a set of sports package springs I can sell you if you like. You can also have the chrome trim vinyl wrap in high gloss black. Then the front bumper trim an rear trunk trim vinyl wrap as well. Buy some 128's an your set. Say you bought that low mileage car, here is a b4 an after......



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I have the springs an 1Bad has the 128's with new tires. You can get everything you need from here. LOL. Good luck though in what eva you decide.
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I have the springs an 1Bad has the 128's with new tires. You can get everything you need from here. LOL. Good luck though in what eva you decide.
That car definitely looks nice after putting those wheels on. I found the CARFAX for that car, there are 3 owners on it...that's too many. I know I'm very selective when I search for a car, which is why I haven't pulled a trigger on one yet.
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