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I'm not an expert, but (archive)

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Posted by Allan on January 04, 2000 at 13:05:56:

In Reply to: Re: 530i/535i quandary posted by Mike Scheer on January 03, 2000 at 21:54:37:

: Allan--

: Thanks for the response. One thing, though: I am interested to hear you say that the 8 is lower maintenance than the 6. I thought the six was simpler and easier to maintain. Can you be more specific? Thanks.

: --Mike
it's my understanding that the six has mechanical and the eight hydraulic valve lifters; the eight requires plugs and tuning only after 100k miles. You might check the respective owners' manuals for service intervals. I think that they are all longer on the V8.

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