1994 BMW 740i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 BMW 740i

1994 BMW 740i Problems

Multiple Parts May be Recommended For Leaks in Cooling System

Leaks are known to develop in the cooling system. It is common to see more than one part recommended for repair/replacement due to overlapping labor and the use of many plastic parts in the system.

Valve Cover, Intake Manifold, PCV Plate Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks commonly develop from both valve cover gaskets, intake manifold, and PCV plate after about 60,000 miles.

Multiple Power Steering Hoses May Simultaneously Fail

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

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1994 BMW 740i Questions

How much is a replacement key (1 answer)

about the power steering (1 answer)

I am having a problem with the power steering it is foaming and coming out the resolver not sure if was supposed to put power steering fluid or ATF or brake fluid

Both front tires are rubbing their shocks. (3 answers)

BMW 740i 1994
Stock wheels, tires are 225 55 R16 95H. Problem found when rotating tires. I haven't been able to find an answer. If it's a tire size, what is the correct size? No record of an accedent.

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1994 BMW 740i Recalls

Recall 97V131000
THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN ...
Recall 96V111000
THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH CAN FAIL ALLOWING THE SWITCH TO REMAIN IN THE "BRAKE LIGHTS OFF" POSITION OR IN THE "BRAKE LIGHTS ON" POSITION.

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1994 BMW 740i Reviews

it's a greate car
I put 161K miles on my 94 BMW 740I up and down a mountain, The ultimate driving machine is not a joke. I've driven a 320 Mercedes but nothing matches. The Mercedes floats on the freeway a few miles over the speed limit. The BMW with its 2000 Psi hydraulic pump for the suspension and steering lowers the vehicle 1/2 to 1 inch and the steering and suspension gets stiff this keeps you in touch...
I've experienced minor wear and tear problems however my 94 740i has performed well and continues to show me that maintenace and care extend the life of an automobile and is I will keep it original.

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