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Old 12-04-2012, 11:08 AM
Todior Todior is offline
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2001 Bmw 740il questions

Hi! This is my first post. Iam looking into purchasing the above car. What should i look for. Any common problems. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:29 AM
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Cooling system. Found out if waterpump, T-stat, hoses, fan, radiator have been changed and when. Depends on how many miles are on it there could be a whole bunch of other things to check.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:23 AM
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I have 162,578 miles on my 740il. This car runs great. Depending on miles and how often it was serviced means a lot. You need a good background history of the car. TAKE IT TO A BMW SHOP IF YOU DON'T KNOW!

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:10 AM
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get ready to write some big checks. but when youre driving a luxury car that handles like a sports car at 85mph, you have tendency to forget about it
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:34 AM
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Quote:
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Any common problems.
Heh heh ... you'll soon find out.

I wonder how many of these E39 common problems are also common to our E38 brethren?

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