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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: BMW 650i buying advice needed Reply with quote

My son is just in the process of purchasing a BMW 650i cab with standard auto box.

Anyone got any advice or pointers what to look for. It has full history and just over 100k on the clock.

Any help appreciated Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a large lump in the front for a lad! Heck of a car

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a good thread on Pistonheads discussing the 5 litre BMW V8, as fitted to the 7 series.

Seems that some have issues with valve stem seals.

I nearly bought 550 Touring and the Pistonheads threads were very informative.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I briefly looked into them 4/5 years ago and electrical issues were a concern.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...I ran a 630I which was a really wonderful thing with a lovely silky engine with plenty of poke...well equipped and very, very comfortable..just a great car and amazing value for money!

I would compare it to the 996 and just be staggered by either how over valued 911s are or how cheap the 6series are?!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valve Stem Oil Seals are the main issue with these units. Parts are cheap but labour time is excessive.

The 650i is actually a 4.8 not a 5.0 and known as the N62B48. Google the engine designation and i'm sure there'll be plenty of info. Thumb

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few years back a mate bought a new one and has never lost as much money as in the month it took him to realise he hated it!

Still, depreciation mainly done, could be a bargain now.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bargain alright........if it stacks up to be ok Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex ,I have had 2 and both were very reliable , they have great spec although one didnt have HUD but thats not a great issue , the only thing that happened was the audio/nav packed up on one so I had to get it removed and sent away to one of the audio rebuild/repair places all sorted within a week.
a lot of car for the money mate as they have done most if not all the major depreciation now Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off to go and get it this morning......if it's right!

Wish me luck Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're up early! Hope it's a good one.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mate of mine has one. Bit of an eyeful and pretty quick too - can almost keep up with the leggy boxster (in a straight line).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just on the M6 coning home.....in Jake's new car.








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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking looking car Alex and lower tax bracket too! Hope your lad enjoys it! 👍
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's already smitten.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old is he???
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..........and a hell of a lot of car for £5700!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Valve Stem Oil Seals are the main issue with these units. Parts are cheap but labour time is excessive.

The 650i is actually a 4.8 not a 5.0 and known as the N62B48. Google the engine designation and i'm sure there'll be plenty of info. Thumb

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I did a bit of reading up on this and was led to believe off a couple of other internet threads that it's the 645i that suffers with this and not the 4.8 lump in the 650i

Boy does it sound good too!!! warble warble warble.
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