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Congrats - Couple of points to think on (archive)

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Posted by Max Fretter (NZ 87 735i) on August 10, 2001 at 06:01:47:

In Reply to: Just bought 89 735 with 56k miles. posted by Geir on August 07, 2001 at 08:56:53:

Congrats, hope it runs well for you. Do be aware that you may still be running some of the original rubber suspension components given the low milage and that time may have caught up with them - they're all replaceable but the cost if you have to do more than a little bit at once can "skew" the maintenance load on the purchase, making it look bad. Not trying to be pessimistic, but then you can budget a campaign fund if you need it.

Also, your problem with the lost digits in the computer is probably the bulbs gone behind the LCD - they have to be on all the time for the digits to appear, it's a strange backlit system. Check the archives for some repair threads - others might have URLs too.

PS - also revise the difference/peculiarities/risks with the PENTOSIN fluid in the steering/brake servo lines too - getting this wrong can be expensive.

Good driving


The car is exellent condition. All records and history, 2 owner car. Silver with grey interior. A couple of questions:
-What is the car really worth? Paid a premium, but car really clean.
-Need to fix a couple of digits on the computer, is that a DIY thing?

Thanks to all the helpful guys on this board, I learn something everyday.

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