2000 BMW 740iL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 BMW 740iL

2000 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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2000 BMW 740iL Questions

The engine was washed. Now the battery won't keep a charge. What may be wrong. (2 answers)

The engine was cleaned by using a lot of water. It didn't run well after the wash. The dashlights and all exterior lights stayed on. The battery went dead. Jump started the vehicle. The battery won't keep a charge.

Bcm: how can you test it before unnecessarily replacing it? (1 answer)

Transmission stayed in one gear and heater remained on high and couldn't be turned off.

What does the body control module do, if it even exists? (1 answer)

Can it cause the transmission to stay in one gear, or cause the heater to blow out hot air in controllably?

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2000 BMW 740iL Recalls

BMW Recalls 2000 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series Due to Brake Light Failure

The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.

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2000 BMW 740iL Reviews

I really like this car. I have owned it for 2 years and while it has not been trouble free, I have a good BMW mechanic and I order my own parts from ebay and the cost to maintain the car hasn't been to bad. I get 18-25 MPG, the car runs so smooth that I have had people put their hand on the running engine and swear they couldn't feel it. I have replaced all the normal wear items, Battery, plugs...
BMW stands for Bust My Wallet!
Worst car we have ever owned. I have 20 year old Porsches that I drive daily that are more reliable than this POS. I work on my own cars and after the first couple of wrench sessions you start to see how cheap this car is put together. There is an ABUNDANCE of PLASTIC used everywhere in this engine so expect a new radiator and coolant over flow tank every 40-50k miles. Also the serpentine belt ...

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