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What a BMW looks like after 190k - Pics

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Malt_Vinegar, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,195

    Location: In a house

    Good Afternoon OCUK peeps :D

    My BMW took its odometer over 190k today, one step closer to the big 200k! So, it was treated to new tyres a clean and something else new. Can anyone guess what it is?

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    Now, the dilema, do i sell it now, or just drive it till it no longer makes economical sense?
     
  2. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

    Wipers?

    My Golf is at a nearly as impressive 170k, up for sale as soon as I pull my finger out...
     
  3. iain.turner

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 336

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Exhaust.
    And keep it man!
     
  4. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,353

    Unless you are bored with it i'd drive it until it dies. Looks absolutely great btw :)

    Btw do you have an o2 xda exec? Think i might have seen you on a thatcham train a week or 2 back.
     
  5. Replicant

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 922

    Location: North West

    New plates?

    Sell it now and you'd be lucky to get £1000, what would you buy to replace it that isn't a heap.
     
  6. Dangerous

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,479

    Location: Nordschleife

    Lights?
     
  7. Oblivious

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 25 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,028

    Location: East Midlands

    Second new plates. Id keep it personally too. Can always sell bits off if it dies, and still make a bit.
     
  8. cleanbluesky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,654

    Respray?
     
  9. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,195

    Location: In a house

    lol, i have an M5000 (same thing) but its possible, i get the train to and from work when i forgot to get petrol the night before, lol

    You should have said hi!



    Lights were one of the first things i did, apart from the rears which i didnt get hold of till a few months ago.

    The plates i put on about 8 months ago..

    Re-spray - I love you - but wrong!

    Wipers - Did them about 10k ago, still going strong.

    Exhaust - Damn you man, spot on!
     
    Last edited: 15 Jan 2006
  10. andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,712

    Location: Manchester

    Looks lovely, I wouldn't bother selling it, you won't get much for it, so its not like you'll lose much if you keep running it. Not worth the hassle if your still happy with it.

    Out of interest, how much of it has done 190k and not been replaced?
     
  11. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,330

    Location: On the road....

    Looking superb mate, I often wish (from a financial point of view) that I'd kept my 318i and ran that until 200k (175k when it went) that e34 looks superb.


    Otherwise, you have a fine e34, keep it, run it into the ground, you'll find it has a while to run yet.... (I know of 300k+ e34's ;) )

    Edit , did'nt realise the exhaust was new.....
     
  12. PeterNem

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,320

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    Looks in top condition mate.

    I'd keep running it if I were you as what you'd get for selling it wouldn't buy you anything half as nice.
     
  13. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,195

    Location: In a house

    Everything, is original afaik, apart from consumables (pads/discs) the waterpump was resplaced about 500 miles ago (38 quid), Spoiler, which it didnt have before.
     
  14. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,353

    I was literally walking off the train when i thought i saw you - i think it was you remembering back to video's you have posted. You were on the phone too so bursting in would have been a little rude. :)
     
  15. Dangerous

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,479

    Location: Nordschleife

    Your car is 14 years old with 190k? haha mine is under 3 years with 132k :p
     
  16. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,195

    Location: In a house

    Sounds like me, spend far too much time on my mobile.

    Fair enough, well you have my permission to interrupt me whenever, from now on :p

    Would be nice to meet yet another OCUKer :D
     
  17. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,195

    Location: In a house

    Serious milage!!! Anything gone wrong in that time?
     
  18. Dangerous

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,479

    Location: Nordschleife


    1 oil light switch!
     
  19. Brwmogazos

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,064

    Location: HELLAS

    212500 miles is what my fathers e28 Beemer has done.Its in great shape man for an 82 model.

    Their engines never die.Only changed the piston rings.The mechanic was amased with the lag of wear of the motor.No the cylinders are not oval shaped yet...so only 4 piston rings were changed (518model)+i should add that the beemer was always overloaded in trips + pulling a more than a ton motorboart :D every summer+
     
  20. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,195

    Location: In a house

    Christ, that much?