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Re: "Worst BMW ever"...1989 750iL...what do you th (archive)

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Posted by David F on April 05, 2001 at 21:58:10:

In Reply to: "Worst BMW ever"...1989 750iL...what do you think? posted by bert on April 05, 2001 at 15:31:45:

The mechanic is giving you a canned answer on the bomb/accumulator. The bomb is the most common component to fail on the brakes and the easy answer. Especially for a "mechanic" as obviously clueless as the one you talked to. In 88, the 750iL was declared the best automobile manufactured in the world.

BTW: When the bomb fails, you will know it because you will loose brake assist and the brake pedal will slow to respond in quick just feels odd, but does not cause the brakes to drag (at least not on my E28).

Yes...I'm the one with the brake problems...

Just talked to a BMW dealer service guy about the brakes and I had mentioned to him that I just bought this car and he point out blank asked me if I was rich? they he followed up and said that I'll need to be.

They he made a very bold statement saying that the 89 750iL is probably the worst car that BMW has ever made! He starting listing off all the things that typically go wrong with this car....ouch!

About the brakes....he thinks that it's the 'hydro ball'. What the hell is that? He said that it's in the firewall and VERY expensive to replace. Any ideas?


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