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yet Another 540i tech question... (archive)

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Posted by Paul (at Maximill...) on December 11, 2000 at 14:46:25:

First Off - thanks to all that responded to my earlier question - takes a load off my mind for sure! - here's another:

A friend of mine just bought the car (1994 540i) with 95K miles - idles very rough and rich (Oxy. sensors, we'll change next week - just in case) and I am afraid to tell him about the V8 cylinder sleeve problems many have experienced - so here's my question:

1. If the motor has never been replaced - at 90K miles, should I assume the thing is alright long term?

2. Is it a matter of "when" and not "if" the cylinder sleeves let go - what's the general warranty on such a catastrophe?

The V8s are new to me - and I'm helping him sort the car - so forgive my ignorance, guys.

All the Best - and TIA!
Paul (Carburettor guy)
Maximillian Importing Co.

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