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Old 09-21-2002, 06:30 AM
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Traitor !!!

Now I've done it, sold the W140 S500 for a 1990 BMW 735iL, It was about 1/3 the price with less maintenance worries. The merc had to go before the summer as the AC hasn't worked for a while and I know this is a big repair.
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Old 09-21-2002, 09:21 AM
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Hmmmm I have a 90 735i too and find it to be a fairly high maint. vehicle. I have had 4 other bimmers but the e-32 is the most complicated. I just bought a 500 sel and have been very pleased with it so far. Curious about the price you paid for the bimmer as I will be listing mine for sale soon. If you want drop me an e-mail and I will tell you what I know on the bimmer to watch for etc.. Regards Scooter
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Old 09-21-2002, 07:29 PM
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me too

Ive owned a 1990 735i for three years, and love it. Last year I replaced the head gasket at 195k (don't let the temp get near the red!) but it needed a new cam anyway. Last year we bought a 94 E320 wagon, for the third seat, and also love it--it seems faster than the BMW. The benz engine seems harder to work on as the dohc setup makes things more inaccessable; but thanks to this forum I'm getting there. With nearly twice the miles my 735 steers better than the E320--so that is my next project (after the wiring harness?) Without this forum (and either car would be totally out of the question for me to own.
94 E320 Wagon, 170k, totalled in 2006
2002 BMW 525i Wagon, 75k
1991 BMW 318is (two of 'em)
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Old 09-22-2002, 12:32 AM
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Old 09-22-2002, 08:29 AM
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I have some advice for you. join the BMWCCA and start reading the Rondel monthly They have articles every so often that will save you a ton of time and money.
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