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Re: might buy E34 525i what problem areas (if any? (archive)

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Posted by SteveT on November 04, 1999 at 16:15:25:

In Reply to: might buy E34 525i what problem areas (if any?) posted by sean on November 04, 1999 at 15:34:45:

I have a 93 and am very happy with it. The things to look out for are:
Thrust arm bushings
Control arm bushings (maybe the same as above)
Radiator and/or water pump
Door panel trim- if car is from a very hot area

None of these are a particularly expensive fix. I think the refrigerant in the AC on 92's is the old fluorcarbon one and you will eventually want to convert it to the new refrigerant (forget the number)

The M50 doesn't have the low end torque of the old larger sixes, but will really start to kick in at about 3700 rpm. With a performance chip acceleration is pretty decent once you adjust to the different driving style.

: well folks my 1983 533i has 286,000+ miles and she has been spending more and more time at the shop. my wife loves her, but I don't want her to possibly get stranded again so I looked at a 1992 525i with 79,000 + and drove it, seems solid enough not qiute as much go as the old girl, I was wondering does this car have any inherent problems? (ala' the e28's heater valve) the car is a manual, leather is black and a little worn, paint is decent black also. so can anyone please give me the lowdown on what to check?

: thanks as always
: Sean

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