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Thread: Just turned 399,000 miles

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    Default Just turned 399,000 miles

    I'm wondering what I should do when I hit 400,000 in a week or two.
    Probably need to start replacing some suspension stuff and rear wheel bearings.

    1990 535im 421,000 miles, 1987 325is, 1989 325is, 1990 m3, 1991 318is, 2001 X5 3.0

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    wow, that is something. I wish I had that much, but my 11/88 E32 750 now has only 169.000 km (not miles), so less than half of yours.
    Give him some suspension stuff and the rear wheel bearings and then go for half a million!

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    Woot!

    True TCO through solid service delivery; a small part of what the Ultimate Driving Machine is all about!

    Nice work ahlem, if not suffering from rust, the rest is childplay. Bring on 1/2 million! Not uncommon these days- the only thing that kills these cars early are the drivers they end up with once the market value has bottomed out!

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    Congratulations! I have never had the "big six" but did test drive a really nice one when shopping and it was super.
    It's a gratifying achievement to carefully maintain a beautifully engineered car to that milestone. I'm glad you hit the big number and wonder what I'd replace as well. I think the wheel bearings are an "as needed" item, they may go another hundred k or two. The only one I've had go was on a low mileage 944 Porsche and it made a hollow groan as it went. Plenty of warning.
    Link to my M50 engine rebuild thread
    http://www.bimmernut.com/forum/showthread.php/43339-M50-Eng-4L30E-Trans-RRR-Far-More-Than-I-Ever-Expected?highlight=93+525+paul


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    LOL, I suspect one might find ahlem's car is wanting for very little, well surely something, but maybe very little in comparison to some...

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    It needs a bit of regular deferred maintenance at the moment. Had a wedding last week at our house and lots of auto repairs waited. I will probably start with the exhaust soon. Then the rear end bushings and Koni Adjustables. Then the front struts. Then the clutch and possibly drive shaft related parts. then... then...

    1990 535im 421,000 miles, 1987 325is, 1989 325is, 1990 m3, 1991 318is, 2001 X5 3.0

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    Awesome...CONGRATS!

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