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M62 Timing Guides Danger
So After a lot of research on this forum, I've learned about most of the issues that are liable to come up with my 540i, but I Just have one question that I seem to be having some trouble finding the answer to:
I like to drive on super high mileage road trips from time to time, and knowing my luck, I'll get stuck out in the middle of nowhere in this one. I've heard some say they've driven their car to the shop with this ailment. Is this something I can drive like 50 miles with if it happens in the middle of nowhere? I've been considering buying the BMW original parts and actually carrying them around in the car with me if I go for long trips so I can get repairs done if it happens to me X_X or maybe even just biting the bullet and replacing them even though they're fine right now.
Basically I'm just asking whether to drive it until it breaks or replace it now just because. I have no record of whether it has been replaced before, or for that matter how great the danger of it shattering is even if it hasn't.
Anybody care to weigh in?