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850I concerns?

Hi guys. I recently lost my p-car. I have stumbled across a 90 850i. Pretty sharp car i must say! Does anyone have any info/warnings/concerns about these cars? What to look for good and bad? Common problems??

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I answered once, but another thing to consider is if you intend to do your own work, you wll need long, thin arms as the engine compartment is tight, and I have short thick arms and it is a bear to get at the heater hoses, fuel lines in engine compartment and the upper control arms are murder. I do not wish to discourage you as these are great cars with a lot of power and great turnpike cruisers (never at a loss for power). If you like the car and it is in good condition I would go for it. I really enjoed my 750 and even though I put a lot of money into it (nthing you would not expect on a 17 year old machine) I never regretted owning the car.
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Yeah, I am all over the place. Lol

Well, I found an 88 750IL for my buddy with only 14,000km on it! I cant wait till it gets here to see.... If it goes well for him, I am going to look a lot harder for an 850.
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I love the 850s, but the best way I've heard them described is as BMW's 928. Packing a 12-cyl engine in there supposedly makes them very difficult to work on. If you have a good set of tools, I hear they are fine, but if you need to pay the mechanic, then get out the checkbook!

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Lol. Really though, that seems to be the case with any car.... If you can do it, it is reasonable, as soon as you pay $70+ an hour.... Things get ugly!
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I love the 850s, but the best way I've heard them described is as BMW's 928.
LOL I am thinking of selling my 928, and considering an 850 for a replacement.

have done extensive work on it so not easily intimidated.

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got them.... I have found my 944 turbo difficult to work on, unless you remove the intake, as that engine bay is very tight.

how about parts availablity? hear the 850 specfic parts are becoming NLA?

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