Re: Capsule Review: 1985 BMW 535i



I drive one to work every day. Well, sometimes I take the 2002, but mostly I take the E28. 311,000 miles on the original engine, it's been a great car. --scott
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"Scott Dorsey" wrote in message

I drive one to work every day. Well, sometimes I take the 2002, but mostly I take the E28. 311,000 miles on the original engine, it's been a great car. --scott
The diff is yours was/is a UK model; his a US smog version with ac etc.
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No, I have a US version. Not a California car, though.
There's actually not a lot of emission control crap on these cars. They were some of the first to employ a closed-loop mixture control with an oxygen sensor, and that allowed them not to have to use a lot of the wacky crap that American car manufacturers were using.
Now, it's true that at the time, mechanics didn't really have a grip on closed-loop controls, and these things don't have much in the way of diagnostics. Often there isn't much to do to find a bad sensor other than to just swap them out or substitute signals until you find the bad one, especially with intermittents.
And it's also true that BMW put way too much froofy electronic crap on these cars, just like they do on the new ones. But that's okay... --scott
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