Re: My 2.8L is now at 134,000 miles (and)
I bpout it with 84,000 and put a new waterpump in it within a week after I bought the car. I Had a BMW dealer do their 100 point check along with their oil change ritual and they pointed out there was some serious "wobble in my output shaft that holds the fan-blade".
Other than that everything else I have had to do comes down to tires, brake pads, and now I'm on my third MAF sensor(do to me not knowing how gentle they are to clean using a Q-Tip, and then the second time cleaned it with Throttle Body Cleaner(thinking that was the proper stuff, seeing thats where the MAF is located.....but wrong again and it cost me another MAF (used @ $100.00).
other than that stuff the car's been perfectly reliable.
Oh Ya.... these MAF sensor(s) I swear, must be coded diferently or something is different betwen them... My mileage has changed dramatically, from one MAF to another.
I went from 30 MPG (highway) and 25 around town.....to now 20 (highway and around town)
any insight on why this mileage decreased ?
I would apppreciate some feedback on it. The average local driving temperature outside since this last MAF is around 30ish and going down to 10ish that ....being, Farenheit,(and that too sounding like a German) so whats this incompatability issue with respect to bad mileage all of a sudden ?
YEARS BACK in my 1972 BAVARIA, (predecessor to the 5-Series) I had close to 300,000 on my car and it was still as tight as brand new, I ran into a guy with the same car who had over 500,000 on his BAVARIA.
Gas mileage in that was around 12ish MPG.and I had no complaints over it at all...given the power it had, it was a great car. That car was a "tease"... the faster you drove it...the lower it seemed to get to the ground and all it would do was want you to go even faster. 140MPH on the highway around Easter Massachusetts is not very well accepted around here.. finally after some 4 years I traded it towards a 6-Series (grey market 635) with Yokohama's and Bilstein Sports. (dark green body with a white interior... nice car) tranny problems iwht that car. So I took the 5-speed out and dropped in its predecessor 4-speed which was and continues to be a bulletproof tranny. (just don't bang gears and the thing would have lasted is the moral to that story)