In Reply to: Help! Should I buy a Canadian 530i??? posted by Zaid on October 23, 2000 at 21:40:31:
In contrast, California gas is less than 100ppm and usually closer to 25ppm.
Check with the local BMW dealer's service manager to see how many short block replacements they do.
I am looking to buy my 7th BMW, a 1994 530i. I am aware of the sulpher V8 problem and have been since 1994. However, I live in Montreal, Canada and if my memory serves me correctly, I remember that gasoline in Canada is not as abrasive as US gasoline. I had read that while living in Florida at the time and wished I was in Canada in order to buy a 530. Well, now I live in Canada and am wondering if our 530s are affected by the whole sulfer issue.
I hope you can help me so that I can expedite my buying decision.
Thanks so much,