Post by grenade on Jun 4, 2018 2:23:41 GMT
My buddy has been trying to get me to buy this car. He was driving it and from what I can tell, the timing chain guides failed and caused it to well- who the hell knows what it's done. They changed a few parts, it runs, but rough. Real rough. I told him to take into BMW, have them diagnose it and then you'll know for sure what's wrong. Stop throwing parts money at it. Have it checked out for 200 bucks and then you'll know.
BMW said It's out of time. Off Timing, or jumped time. 1800 USD, for starters. More money when they open it up and see what's what.
It's done 120k. It's the 4.8L v8. RWD sedan. I drove it. Nice car, it was fast- - I said I would buy it, before it blew up, if I got enough money. Then it blew up.
He's like "$2500"... lol
I'm like $800"... lol
He said "I'll leave it sitting next to the garage and plant flowers around it before I sell it to you for 800 bucks".
He paid 5500 for it, drove it a month and then it let go of itself in grand fashion. It's got new tires on it. It's the M Sport package. Not an "M" mind you, but an M Sport. That means, uprated wheels, subtle body skirts and a badge or two.
He called me and said $1500.
I was like "That's better, but $800".
He's like "Man, why are you such a cheap ass, stop being afraid of it and just buy it".
Hahaha Well, I'd been doing some research- and aside from not having any extra dosh for a car that needs a fuckTON of money thrown at it- here's what I found:
(this is an example BMW V8- but the job is basically the SAME as this, different specialty tools required)
It's far easier to buy a complete engine on Fleabay for 1800-2200 shipped to my door, than to take a shot at fixing some specialty German nightmare like this! Have a serious look at the repair thread!
Here's the car though:
Keep in mind a running one of these is about 6500 over here, and the wifey is in need of a new car...