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New owner 2000 Oxford/Caramel
After considering a newer F30 sedan to upgrade my 540/6 DD, I ended up with a car one year older...
Was looking for a car I could easily mod to get more power than the 540 and figured another 100+hp would be fine, just didn't plan to have it in another e39.
The car needs refresh of the suspension bushings but had all records.
Previous owner changed oil every 4-5k with LM 10-60 and did whatever was recommended for repairs (stuff like washer fluid reservoir cracks me up).
In the past 5.5 years he spent over $19,000 for the 61k miles it covered in his possession, that's $.31/mile less depreciation for those curious of operational expense if you don't DIY.
I've ordered up all new suspension F&R, cam position sensors, MAF's, PCV kit, plugs, coil packs, motor/trans mounts, and am looking forward to feeling the improvement those make.
My 540 was night and day after I freshened up the suspension and some cam/knock sensors so I'm sure it will feel the same.
Thanks in advance to all those who's posts will be helpful in my new project.
I know how to use "search" and Google so I can hopefully keep the idiocy to a minimum.
Any other maintenance items you'd recommend beyond changing all fluids and swapping in an e60 shift rod with fresh bushings?
No codes now, I'll see if the VANOS warrants anything more than seals after doing the other maintenance items.