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530/540/740/840 share V8 issue (archive)

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Posted by Dana B. White on January 07, 2000 at 17:40:31:

In Reply to: Are all 530:s lemons ? posted by Ben on January 07, 2000 at 16:04:10:


There is/was a known issue w/the V8 engines in the 530i/540i/740i/840i related to sulfur in US fuels. See for details in the M60 Engine Test FAQ.

Aside from that there isn't any "lemon" factor that I've noticed.

'95 530ia
E34 530i/540i Home Page:

: I have never read so much about problems concerning one engine + other problems. From all the letters and stories on this page there can be no other conclusion. Are all newer Bimmers like this ? It seems that the engines are replaced regulary. I was concidering an upgrade but I think I will stick to my 535i-92. I have sofar had no problems whatsoever. It has 65k miles on the meter. Or ?

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