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nickdaytona
01-13-2010, 09:12 PM
Ebay for the win ! $3611 . In Utah though so fly in and drive home. Nothing like a 1850 mile road trip.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/gtrtt/740.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/gtrtt/740FRONTSEATS.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/gtrtt/REARSEATS.jpg

myndgone
01-13-2010, 09:35 PM
sweet...quite the haul back...sit back and enjoy the ride!

Mikey83
01-13-2010, 09:57 PM
Sweet ride

blk3
01-13-2010, 10:08 PM
nice ride man, enjoy

slemmer
01-13-2010, 10:33 PM
Best wishes for clear sailing past the border!

nickdaytona
02-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Brought her home today ! I ended up having it shipped to Niagara Falls NY to a body shop near the border and went down with the car hauler and grabbed it.
For sight unseen its great ! Body & paint are fine . Starts and runs easy & quiet, and theres no grinding when I brake so , hey, good deal !
Needs rubber , cant seem to get into the glove box, and the main display for the radio is blank.
Got clipped for 6.1% duty , which I didn't see coming, but hey , what do you want for $3611 ?

Looking forward to poking around her over the next few days.

P.S. Is there some special way to open the hood? I pulled the plastic lever and there was no "POP". I'd check the manual but I can't get in there either LOL !

E36is
02-24-2010, 07:37 PM
great pickup. IMO one of the best 7 series body design to date. (get some 18" M-Parallels)

328IScreamer
02-24-2010, 07:44 PM
whats the milage on it? It looks really clean
does the key not work for the glove box?

team_ottawa
02-24-2010, 08:29 PM
nice buy nick i have some nice 18" m-parallels that would look nice on that :D

craigIS
02-24-2010, 08:50 PM
Looks nice....guess you can't really complain about it.

This might sounds stupid, but I assume you pulled the lever for the hood, and then tried to pull it up? When I bought my car, the lever wouldn't open my hood, I had to pull it then, go and lift the hood. It was like the hood was still latch, although it wasn't. I don't know about the 7er's, but e36's have the springs that hold and pop the hood, mine were not catching when you close the hood, so they wouldn't pop it up either.

slemmer
02-24-2010, 10:33 PM
True, it may have released but you can't tell unless you try to raise th hood slightly. Be careful not to lift it by the bezel as it could come loose so grab the sheetmetal on either side.

Mikey83
02-25-2010, 06:55 AM
You have to pay duty when importing on any car made outside of North America, you should have seen that coming, no surprise.

740-iLL
02-25-2010, 02:50 PM
cant seem to get into the glove box, and the main display for the radio is blank.
P.S. Is there some special way to open the hood? I pulled the plastic lever and there was no "POP". I'd check the manual but I can't get in there either LOL !

The glove box latch has a tendency to break, you will most probably need a new one.

If the main display is out, could be the dsp is not giving any power to the main unit. check all connections.

When you pull the hood release, go to the front of the car, lift the hood slightly from above the headlights, a small latch should stick out from the drivers side kidney lift on that and the hood should open. If not, then the cable to the hood release is broken, another common problem.

Make sure to bookmark www.E38.org for all the tips and tricks for these cars. Any other questions, feel free to pm me.

nickdaytona
02-25-2010, 06:43 PM
The glove box latch has a tendency to break, you will most probably need a new one.

If the main display is out, could be the dsp is not giving any power to the main unit. check all connections.

When you pull the hood release, go to the front of the car, lift the hood slightly from above the headlights, a small latch should stick out from the drivers side kidney lift on that and the hood should open. If not, then the cable to the hood release is broken, another common problem.

Make sure to bookmark www.E38.org for all the tips and tricks for these cars. Any other questions, feel free to pm me.

Thanks for the input !!
It would seem that the cable for the hood is the culprit,and I will look at the rest of it over the next couple of weeks.

Awesome reponses !

740-iLL
02-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the input !!
It would seem that the cable for the hood is the culprit,and I will look at the rest of it over the next couple of weeks.

Awesome reponses !

*th-up* no problem!

Dammerung
03-02-2010, 11:35 PM
nice ride and 740ill said everything there is to say :) i kudnt explain it any better.

Eurostyle
03-03-2010, 12:06 AM
Nice and clean! Just hope the transmission holds up!:D Let me know if you need any parts, i got a few of them parting out. *wave*

740-iLL
03-03-2010, 11:07 AM
nice ride and 740ill said everything there is to say :) i kudnt explain it any better.

*th-up*

nickdaytona
03-07-2010, 08:03 PM
Hood popped today ! Haven't had time to mess with it much but the car is now on the hoist and underneath it looks great !! No rust ( anywhere ) and there is the following things noted : brakes are fine with about 20K left on the front rotors/pads . Small oil weep from upper front of motor above banjo fitting ( as seen from below) ( WTF is that? external oil pump?)
oil pan cover is missing but the rest of the plastic underneath is intact and in great shape. Front end is tight ( read: replaced at some point) and after running it up and down the driveway a couple of times ( long driveway ) the shifting is smooth and there is no hesitation when shifting . YAY !!!

I am pleased !

P.S. Put $20 of 92 in the tank and the range "jumped" from 40km to 164km !!
made me laugh out loud.

740-iLL
03-08-2010, 12:09 AM
Nice! Glad to hear things are progressing well :)

Nguyen_E30
03-08-2010, 12:34 AM
Is that Montreal Bleu?

nickdaytona
03-08-2010, 07:22 AM
Is that Montreal Bleu?

Barritz Blue ! Right back at ya!:moon::moon::moon: :cool:

slemmer
03-08-2010, 09:27 AM
Same here - awesome colour!

Dammerung
04-09-2010, 06:39 PM
Nice and clean! Just hope the transmission holds up!:D Let me know if you need any parts, i got a few of them parting out. *wave*

Budd any chance of having *750* two piston calipers? (Front)

nickdaytona
04-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Update ! got my canadian cluster from Filip ( eurostyle) which was a great deal as usual ( thanks ! ) as well as the glovebox latch and I then took it to Marco & the boys at Autobahn in Stoney Creek for a going over ( good guys) . Should have definitve news by next week. S.O.B. developed a lifter noise but I'm hoping an oil flush and change will fix it.
Nonis' saturn knows the 740 is coming so it has decided to start pissing trans fluid out of the motor connection shaft ( an 8 hour job) so as soon as the 740 is done , well, so is the saturn ! hey $500, cold air, good stereo and two years is nothing to complain about.
noni ( my wife) names all of our cars when they arrive and when I brought her the saturn she sat in it and looked at me and announced that she was naming it Manny. I asked her why that particular name and she said the following. " easy! Manual f'in locks,manual f'in windows'
she ended up loving the car ( if only for the A/C ).

More to follow!

Nick

740-iLL
04-11-2010, 10:24 AM
Hey Nick, great to hear you are getting things done on the E38! Whenever she is ready, do bring her out to some of the meets!

nickdaytona
06-23-2010, 10:04 PM
FINALLY got RIV sorted ! And no, BMW Canada did not profit for doing nothing ! car sat for 3 months because I'm an obstinate prick but I did prevail. All I need now is my DRLs activated and I'm off to inspection. I'm in Hamilton so I'd love for someone with a GT-1 programmer to contact me. Car is now mobile so I can bring it anywhere.

Thanks !!

740-iLL
06-25-2010, 01:16 AM
*rockout* sounds good Nick!

I know Bimmersport could hook you up for the DRL's, but they are in Mississauga.

We have 3 E38's that come out to the meets now, Dammerung, InspClave and myself and we are always welcoming more to come out with us. Nothing breaks necks like and E38, better yet more than one E38!