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I'm hoping that my next BMW will be a V8; ideally a touring. But I'll probably not go for an E39, maybe an E61 545 or 550, if I can find one

 

I love the E39, but they're getting long in the tooth now and I'd like a bit more of a modern car next time around ;) 

 

I've been invited to an 'invite only' weekend at the local specialist BMW Bowker showroom where they sell premium BMWs as well as Maserati's and similar... My Dad has known the guys there for a long time, mainly through dealings with the local Constab (all above board :P ). Will be interested to see what they have on offer as I jokingly said to my old man that if they have a car in there that I like (within reason) I may seriously be interested in it if the figures are right and he can put the deposit down for me (I've just taken a £15k dividend out from my business for the extension work were going to have done) so he knows I'm panicking over that :lol:  He said fine, he'll just need to confirm with my mother :shock::lol: He's getting soft in his old age... I'll have to keep buying him whisky :mrgreen: 

 

A nice 335i touring would always appeal; not sure if I'll fit in one ok though :roll: 

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On 15/12/2017 at 10:55 PM, Spandex said:

Bit obsessed with BMW v8s... I’ve had an e39 540, e63 645ci, e60 545i and now have an e70 4.8i x5. Can’t fault any of them.

 

Not even oil leaks on the N62 variants?

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On 09/01/2018 at 7:46 AM, 535i Andrew said:

 

Not even oil leaks on the N62 variants?

 

Well, when I say I can’t fault them, I don’t mean nothing ever went wrong with them - but nothing drastic, and they were no less reliable than any other engine I’ve had.

 

That being said, the only oil leak I had was on the e39 540 (M62 I think) - rocker cover gasket on one bank, which is fairly common. I don’t remember it being massively expensive to sort.

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4 minutes ago, Spandex said:

That being said, the only oil leak I had was on the e39 540 (M62 I think) - rocker cover gasket on one bank, which is fairly common. I don’t remember it being massively expensive to sort.

 

Likewise, that was the easiest oil leak to fix on the N62, the alternator bracket leak being somewhat more problematic!

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