1998 BMW 740iL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 740iL

1998 BMW 740iL Problems

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

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.

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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1998 BMW 740iL Questions

I replaced a cracked radiator and leaky expansion tank. Now I am getting "check coolant level everytime I drive for 10 to 15 miles

keeps coming back on in a couple day and I fix whatever it is that time.

Can there be a short somewhere. Also, the computer screen flashes like a short to me

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1998 BMW 740iL Reviews

Are you kidding me? For a car that looks good, it is just a POS. So many issues, I really don't know where to begin. I really wish I would have read the other comments BEFORE I bought my BMW. I have only had it 30 days, and already, I have had problems with the radiator, suspension, windows, lights, cat converters, and a/c. The cost of these repairs will be more than double what I paid fo...

Look,BMW has mastered the art of deception with the price of repairs.This is one of the most amazing cars on the road.You have to love driving more than life to appreciate what this machine is capable of......for example,Santa Monica pier to the Antelope valley in 33 mins.Yes 33 mins.top speed 167 MPH.They say the top speed is 145.The price.....look at it like this,I pretty much completely rebu...

I have a 98 740IL- I LOVE IT!!! Yes you are right, not fot the weak, you want weak buy something else, My car is more than efficient! and truly a pleasure to drive, will buy another BMW- love em'

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