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BMW 850i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 850i

BMW 850i Problems

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.

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BMW 850i Questions

Been suggested that with changing of the gasket for the intake manifold would solve the problem ??

I do have some type of oil leak but at the moment I can not tell where its coming from, I changed air flow meters, I changed relays and today I'm going to check if fuel pumps are working correctly and try and determine where the oil is coming from. Areas that come in my mine are, leaky intake...

Light flashes immediately I turn on the ignition. Keeps flashing for a while and then just stays on.
Just bought the car and have no user manual!

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BMW 850i Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT, SUCH AS A THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, OR FAN BELT, CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND SYSTEM PRESSURE. IF THE INDICATIONS OF A CRITICAL OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NOT NOTICED B...THE AIR BAG CONTACT RING LOCKING TAB LOCATED IN THE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN BREAK WITHOUT WARNING.

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BMW 850i Reviews

Just spent $3,000+ on my 850. Inspection II, new heater core, batteries, thermostat, belts, and R12 to R134A convertion. Ready for Saturday and Sunday morning drives to Dunkin Donuts for coffee with my wife, then putting it back in the garage.

My husband just bought one. Very nice car great ride

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