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    You know you're a 7 owner when:

    The original thread is over 5 years old. In the interest of avoiding long threads, I am closing the original and starting a new thread. The original link is below if you would like to read thru it.

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...a-7-owner-when
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    ..... you are always in the quest of finding the solutions for all the troubles she (7) might have or come up with in the future. Keeps you on your toes
    Last edited by rahul; 05-29-2014 at 03:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahul View Post
    ..... you are always in the quest of finding the solutions for all the troubles she (7) might have or come up with in the future. Keeps you on your toes
    +1!!!
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    You get sick of people asking if that's a diesel cause of Vanos noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl83 View Post
    You get sick of people asking if that's a diesel cause of Vanos noise.
    Yah, that's rather annoying.

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    You know you are an owner when.
    Your headliner is hanging in your back seat passengers hair.
    Your rear speakers are dry rotted and rattle
    your weather strip around the windshield is deteriorated and you have wind noise at 100 mph
    you see another 7 owner on the road and you stair as if in love
    you always feel like the trans is slipping
    this is big where i live. (waterford, mi.) watertucky for short. You get road raged drivers giving you attitude cuz it's a big black bmw. And not a ford.
    Can't go to the local o'riely's to get spark plugs... "special order sir"
    i do love setting the alarm...
    Hate passengers touching any buttons.
    Won't valet park.
    Walking around the car 2 or 3 times making sure no door dings from that idiot that parked too close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK1995740 View Post
    You know you are an owner when.
    Your headliner is hanging in your back seat passengers hair.
    Your rear speakers are dry rotted and rattle
    your weather strip around the windshield is deteriorated and you have wind noise at 100 mph
    you see another 7 owner on the road and you stair as if in love
    you always feel like the trans is slipping
    this is big where i live. (waterford, mi.) watertucky for short. You get road raged drivers giving you attitude cuz it's a big black bmw. And not a ford.
    Can't go to the local o'riely's to get spark plugs... "special order sir"
    i do love setting the alarm...
    Hate passengers touching any buttons.
    Won't valet park.
    Walking around the car 2 or 3 times making sure no door dings from that idiot that parked too close.
    Welcome to the forum. Stop by the E38 forum and introduce yourself.

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...2001-%28E38%29

    You should not get wind noise from your windshield at any speed. The weatherstrip has no sealing duties for the windshield. Couple of things it could be. Bring it up in the sub forum.
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    When every time you park it you always double take and look back admiring the true beauty of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M I C H A E L View Post
    When every time you park it you always double take and look back admiring the true beauty of it.
    I agree with your statement.

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    Or you go out and a buy a 1997 BMW 740il that needs some serious help...

    And a month later you trade your dodge ram Cummins in for a 1994 740il...

    My plan is to fix up the 97 and drive to 1 million miles... (has 150k now). (paid 1k for it).

    The plan for the 94 is to fix the AC and a few small things and drive it to 1 million miles as well.

    I have a buddy in Athens Greece that has a 1997 740i that has 850,000 miles on it. And he as not done any major engine work other then gaskets and tune ups. So I feel if the cars are treated right and what not it could be a 1 million mile car.

    A few years ago I did go out and buy a 2006 BMW 750LI. That was the biggest waste of money that I ever spent. I owned that car for 31 days and out of the 31 days it was At the dealer for 28 days. Had Some serious issues. I walked away from it and they did give my money back. Never again will I buy a 2002-2012 BMW. I may swing for a new 7 Diesel in a few years. Since the 730d I had when I was in Greece was fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e38e32 View Post
    Or you go out and a buy a 1997 BMW 740il that needs some serious help...

    And a month later you trade your dodge ram Cummins in for a 1994 740il...

    My plan is to fix up the 97 and drive to 1 million miles... (has 150k now). (paid 1k for it).

    The plan for the 94 is to fix the AC and a few small things and drive it to 1 million miles as well.

    I have a buddy in Athens Greece that has a 1997 740i that has 850,000 miles on it. And he as not done any major engine work other then gaskets and tune ups. So I feel if the cars are treated right and what not it could be a 1 million mile car.

    A few years ago I did go out and buy a 2006 BMW 750LI. That was the biggest waste of money that I ever spent. I owned that car for 31 days and out of the 31 days it was At the dealer for 28 days. Had Some serious issues. I walked away from it and they did give my money back. Never again will I buy a 2002-2012 BMW. I may swing for a new 7 Diesel in a few years. Since the 730d I had when I was in Greece was fun.
    Wow seriously?? 850,000 miles? Can you get more info on it? Some photos?? That's astounding. Im at 300k. Hoping I can get another 200k or more out of her.

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    Yes 100% serious. I dont have any photos of the car but I can tell you it still looks brand new. He is very anal about his car. Oil is changed every 3k miles, air filter every 5. And the car is driven like it was stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e38e32 View Post
    Yes 100% serious. I dont have any photos of the car but I can tell you it still looks brand new. He is very anal about his car. Oil is changed every 3k miles, air filter every 5. And the car is driven like it was stolen.
    Original transmission and timing chain guides too? Wow.

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    When you have to explain to people your nav is not a touch screen
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    He did do a 6 speed swap about 4 years ago. But now has the auto back in it. Far as I know the timing chain guides have not been touched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e38e32 View Post
    He did do a 6 speed swap about 4 years ago. But now has the auto back in it. Far as I know the timing chain guides have not been touched.
    That's still amazing mileage what color combo? You should get him on the board.

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    Hey,

    His car is Alpine White on the outside and all black inside.

    I know he lurks but never has time to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e38e32 View Post
    Hey,

    His car is Alpine White on the outside and all black inside.

    I know he lurks but never has time to post.
    Rare combo too!!

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    I'm not that it's that Rare. I have seen quite a few others that color combo.

    Now his car was imported to Greece in 2002 when he moved from FL. Cost him around 30,000 Euros to get plates on the car in Greece!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by e38e32 View Post
    I'm not that it's that Rare. I have seen quite a few others that color combo.

    Now his car was imported to Greece in 2002 when he moved from FL. Cost him around 30,000 Euros to get plates on the car in Greece!!!!!!
    Well in terms of owners on the board here it is.. And wow he must really love it..

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    When you hear from your 6' 8" friend, "hey! I fit in the back seat and my knees don't touch anything!"

    Quote Originally Posted by e30luv318i View Post
    When you have to explain to people your nav is not a touch screen
    I have this problem all the time! I am always cleaning finger prints off my nav. I have found that showing them the hidden tape deck helps them understand the age of the nav a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzaman09 View Post
    When you hear from your 6' 8" friend, "hey! I fit in the back seat and my knees don't touch anything!"

    I have this problem all the time! I am always cleaning finger prints off my nav. I have found that showing them the hidden tape deck helps them understand the age of the nav a bit better.
    You guys are such great friends. My folks are trained. Touch nothing, live. Touch something, possible morgue trip. LOL.


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    You know you're a 7 owner when...You are willing to spend more on the car than it is worth in repairs
    Some days you long for the reliability of all your old Fords and are ready to cut your losses punt the 7, other days you just love driving it and those feelings go away.
    Since it's a BMW, you keep a wrecker driver's number programmed in your phone just in case.

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    You go to the parts store for something simple and it's either special order or dealer item only.

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