1998 BMW 740iL Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 BMW 740iL Problems

Alignment/Tire Wear Issues Due to Excessive Play in Rear Lower Ball Joints

The rear lower ball joints may wear causing alignment and tire wear issues as a result of the excessive play in these joints. Our technicians tell us a 4wheel alignment should be performed after ball joint replacement.

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.

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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

need a real low cost to rebuilt my motor on my 1998 bmw740il i got a v8 4.4engine i need it rebuilt for a low cost how much
Having owned several Beemers and 2-740iL's; I am biased in this writing. These are real head turners and expect to receive compliments! Now then, things to keep an eye or ear on, relative to these E38's: - Timing Chain Guides: They have a definite service life. Sounds can range from 'ticking' to a Diesel like sounding engine. Also may sound like a failing water pump in its early stages of de...
We have had our car for almost 3 years. We bought it from someone who took very good care of it. The one problem we are having a second time is the exhaust. We love it more than I can tell you. It drives great & runs great. But don't buy one if you can't afford the upkeep. By the way it had 105,000 miles on it when we got it. It still has less than 120,000

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