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I'm thinking of adding a late-model 740iL to the garage, and wanted to know what are the gotchas.... Purchase prices seem fairly reasonable, but I'm sure that maintenance and repairs can kill you if you're not careful when buying.

I looked on e38.org, and there's a link to a Motortrend report on used E38's, but the link is dead, and I don't see anything else that looks promising.

Thanks in advance,
Heath
 

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There is alot to check and I would look for a CPO car

1999-2001 cars are my favorite, as I like the later model engine, trans, and cosmetic upgrades.

In short,
suspension,
intake mainfold gaskets
OSV & vent pipe
brakes
valve covers & gaskets
valley pan gasket
front wheel bearings

Let me know if you need any additional info.

Sincerely,
Mike
 
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