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Munchenman2
03-08-2008, 06:36 PM
Folks,

A friend is looking at a '95 540 V8 with manual six-speed. Any comments about desirability, or problem points to ponder?

Thanks,
DCB :eek:

mcoupemindy
03-09-2008, 08:52 AM
Folks,

A friend is looking at a '95 540 V8 with manual six-speed. Any comments about desirability, or problem points to ponder?

Thanks,
DCB :eek:

I've heard the V8's can be a bit temperamental at times. I've only tinkered with the suspension, etc. on them (never the engine). The suspension, etc. is rock solid just as the other BMW's.

I've driven a few 540's and I've loved each time. Enough power and tons of room.

I would drop by www.bimmerforums.com (http://www.bimmerforums.com) and read in the 5-Series section. I can assure you that you will get a quicker, more comprehensive answer.

I know that doesn't help at all ...

Biggins
03-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Definitely have him/her get a pre-purchase inspection done. I think that is an E34 model, and I know some of the V8s had issues with a Nikasil block or something along those lines?

Other than that, I hear they're pretty solid.