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Posted by David Chen on January 06, 2000 at 10:16:48:

In Reply to: 1995 540i - What should I look for? posted by Bobby D on January 05, 2000 at 18:20:51:

cruise control actuator ($700), loose seat rails (huge dollars), SRS airbag faults ($200-400)and radiator/power steering leaks after short block replacement.

Despite the mileage, it might be worth it to buy an extended warranty out to 160k km.

: I am looking at a 1995 540i in Canada. 122,000 km (76,000 miles). BMW Dealer is asking 29,000 CAD (19,300 USD). He is currently replacing engine block due to the sulphur in gas problem, as well as putting in a new clutch.
: Should the engine work be a concern or a bonus? How many miles should this engine be able to go without major work? Anything else (other than the normal things)to look for?

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