new to the forum, just arrived to the UK, actually seeking for an E38 (probably 740iA).
Unfortunately, regarding to driving rules I was forced to leave Passat 3B '99 1.8T (OEM) in my fatherland. Lots of changes within few weeks, and hope I'll find pretty well-maintained Bimmer and therefore change the brand with satisfactory
As for my VW, he has never seen mechanic, coz all issues (electric gremlins etc.), maintenance tasks (oil, brakes, suspension, belt) done by my own hands, supported by DIYs and wisdom either from several VAG forums or friends. After I purchase Bimmer, gonna do the same. Hope I'll find a lot of useful stuff, info and your helpful tips as well.