[Biturbos4] what do you guys think about 94-98 BMW 540i?

Mike michael at isuzu-mods.com
Tue Jan 20 13:03:20 EST 2004

Those have an open rear diff.  so accellerating around corners will spin 
the inside rear tire quite easilly.  other then that it's nice.  
however, my long time bmw owning friend just traded in his bmw 540i's 
for one acura cl type s and an acura suv thing. 


robert weinberg wrote:

>another car i was thinking of is a 1994-1998 BMW 540i
>6 speed. resale seems pretty strong though. around
>16-19k with 75-85k on the clock. heather and were
>bored this weekend and went to a bimmer dealer to
>peruse and kill time. had a BEAUTIFUL decked out black
>on black 1995 540i 6 speed. looks incredible. the
>leather is perfect. the dealer was real nice. no
>pressure. man, that 4.0L V8 is a sight to  see.
>i know the 94-95 V8 had problems  with the nikasil
>bores pitting and causing preamture blowby. this was
>fixed in 97. the older cars got new motors, when
>necessary, for free with a different bore coating. the
>problem was due to a high sulfer content in US gas.
>being california has lower sulfer content, it's not
>really a problem. but who knows, eh?
>question is, do i waste my time with the 540i? this
>engine issue is a little freaky, but kind of a needle
>in a haystack as far as the problem manifesting
>itself. other than that, these cars a bulletproof. 
>any thoughts on them? some of you might know, i joined
>this groups looking to gather information about the
>audi A6 2.7T 6 speed.
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