1998 BMW 740iL Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 BMW 740iL Problems

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 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.

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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1998 BMW 740iL Questions

no single light sounds, no infomation, no infomation sounds, cluster no working (1 answer)

Transmission slipping? Needs transmission fluid? (1 answer)

I noticed car was shaky. Got worse & worse while the car was stopped. Eventually didn't want to accelerate when i stepped on the gas, even floored it & it ran very slow then gained speed. Any help? Opinions?

Broke key shell case, now car wont start, what can I do? (1 answer)

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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...
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'
My 1998bmw740il kills at idle after being driven for about 15 minutes. Starts back up. Runs great on the open road.The crankshaft engine sensor & thermostat sensor have both been replaced. Also the mass air flow sensor.What could be the problem?

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