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Hello im currently in the market for a 640d gran coupe lci model, will be viewing one in a coupe of days

I just wanted to know if these cars have any common problems to look out for? Also how reliable are these engines? the car im interested in has done 85k and ill be driving upto 20k a year an i plan on keeping it for a few years.

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Hello im currently in the market for a 640d gran coupe lci model, will be viewing one in a coupe of days

I just wanted to know if these cars have any common problems to look out for? Also how reliable are these engines? the car im interested in has done 85k and ill be driving upto 20k a year an i plan on keeping it for a few years.

Thanks in advance.
Hello, all I can say is keep on top of oil services at no more than 8k miles for these engines and you’ve got nothing to worry about. Check service history. Has the gearbox been serviced?
 

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odd few oil pump failures,but that prop down to silly oil schedules as has been said,i have a 640d f13,great cars
 

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Hello, all I can say is keep on top of oil services at no more than 8k miles for these engines and you’ve got nothing to worry about. Check service history. Has the gearbox been serviced?
No mate the gearbox has not been serviced, what mileage is this due at? An could you tell me the estimated cost for this if i got it done from a independent bmw specialist. Thank you
 

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No mate the gearbox has not been serviced, what mileage is this due at? An could you tell me the estimated cost for this if i got it done from a independent bmw specialist. Thank you
ZF recommends to have their gearbox serviced every 80k miles. It’ll be about £350-450 depending on the hourly rate from your specialist
 

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£475 it cost me for an approved zf specialist,,had it booked in few days after i bought car,,but had sourced them well before i bought the car,same when i bought my e92 335d
 

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There are more than 'Just a few' 640d needing engine rebuilds, Oil pumps are the problem & not changing the engine oil sooner than BMWs recommendations!!!! leading to Big End failure!!!
 

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percentage wise in n57 engine is going to be not many,this engine is in loads of cars not just 640d
 

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percentage wise in n57 engine is going to be not many,this engine is in loads of cars not just 640d
I didn't say it was just the 640d?, but I know of 5 640d owners & 1 740d Owner that have had these troubles, mileages generally between 70 & 120K before self destruct??.
 

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yeh maybe through forums,,where folk only post problems,,doubt you know them personally
OK quit being a Pedant!!, you & I both know what's going on & sure owners post their problems on forums, but this post is from a new guy /perspective owner asking questions on a Forum?!
 

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No wonder you have such a high post count:sleep::sleep::sleep:
 
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