2000 BMW 740iL Repair and Maintenance

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

2000 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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2000 BMW 740iL Questions

Iwent to start my car today and unlocked itgot in it and went to start it up and then the car just went completely dead, the dashboard went off my key wont lock or do anything.

Changed fuel filter,still wont start

Screen is black, radio cuts in and out every 2 minutes. HELP

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2000 BMW 740iL Recalls

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

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 ...

Good car and fun to drive but repairs are very expensive.

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...

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