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...is 200k miles old!

 

16 years since she left the production line (and the last 4 years in my care), and she still looks great on our roads. Some bodywork/rust challenges to sort, but what a machine...

 

Long live the M54B30!!

 

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8 hours ago, makeshiftuk said:

...is 200k miles old!

 

16 years since she left the production line (and the last 4 years in my care), and she still looks great on our roads. Some bodywork/rust challenges to sort, but what a machine...

 

Long live the M54B30!!

 

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Looks good, and that colour really suits the design.

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5 hours ago, amazighman said:

Mileage is just numbers, maintenance and care is what counts and engines can do very high miles.

 

If you go to States or Australia hyper mileage cars are very common..500k plus easily

 

I'm impressed even if amazighman isn't :)

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2 hours ago, BarryM said:

 

I'm impressed even if amazighman isn't :)

You still have another 100-150k easily... Dont worry i am impressed and always appreciate when people keep their cars on the road up to these high mileages while others deem them fit for scrap at 100k

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Thanks for all the kind comments...

 

...will revive this thread when I'm at 300k!!! Might be a few years though... ;)

 

 

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Yeah the M50 engine in my previous car was still sweet at close to 200k miles when I scrapped it because of rust and a very worn autobox. I'm not so sure that the M54 is as long lasting and bulletproof as the M50, but yours has certainly done fine so far ! 

 

Mine is at 144k. It is a bit noisy at idle, but once past about 1,000 rpm is sweet and quiet and sounds gorgeous when revved. With the Vanos rebuilt, new DISA valve and all the CCV stuff replaced,  I don't see why it won't do another 144k but I won't see that myself.

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These things are just tremendous. Every time I come out to my dirty, leggy old 530d, it puts a smile on my face. The looks, the practicality, the comfort.. they genuinely are one of the best cars ever made, no doubt about it. 

 

Here's to another 100K+ on your super looking touring! 

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Well it’s almost ‘run in’ now, Mine hit 170k a few weeks back , owned it for almost 3 n half years and it’s still a pleasure to drive, it’s going to take me another 5 years to get to 200k and I’ve no urge to replace it, we (wife n skids) are off to Bridlington tomorrow, bout 160 mile round trip and I’ve recently run some very impressive fuel additive thru it and I’ll reset my mpg before setting off to see what I can get, I’ve managed 56mpg on previous trips!

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Rubbish photo, but.. S52B33 just past 150Kmiles :)

 

And I concur: each time I try a potential replacement I come away thinking 'No! frankly heck no!'

 

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filthy unwashed autumn pic...

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... and what some colleagues waste on monthlies on ghastly little shoeboxes they don't actually own, even actively dislike, is > twice what it takes to keep this in good tyres, good service, preventative maintainence +  and min 98 octane...

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5 hours ago, Huff said:

Rubbish photo, but.. S52B33 just past 150Kmiles :)

 

And I concur: each time I try a potential replacement I come away thinking 'No! frankly heck no!'

 

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filthy unwashed autumn pic...

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I'm in love!! Stunning side on photo. I have a 535i - Have been ummming and arghing about a lower spoiler for the front bumper. That Alpina one looks absolutely perfect from that angle.

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seeing nice round numbers on odometers makes me smile, gland to see others are appreciating it!

 

I took a specially calculated route back from picking up my girlfriend from a railway station just to park my 530D on the drive on exactly 200K

 

was very annoyed when I missed 222222 with a miss calculation , i'd even reset the trip meter to get 222222   222.2

 

in recent weeks I've had the 530d parked on the drive on 230K exactly and the b10v8 on 140k exactly, not quite at the same time though, that would be satisfying...

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