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Old 12-06-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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2,3 E30 M3 Evo 215 BHP (1987) For sale



Found this when surfing the net. $17k CAD seems a bit low for a car like this, but not so low that it looks like a bogus ad. The value of cars in Great Britain has gone down a lot due to the economy thou, or at least the Top Gear guys keep saying.

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/807846.htm
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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Found this when surfing the net. $17k CAD seems a bit low for a car like this, but not so low that it looks like a bogus ad. The value of cars in Great Britain has gone down a lot due to the economy thou, or at least the Top Gear guys keep saying.

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/807846.htm
Where is this car ill go look at it im in England for school.

Also, BMW's down here are a dime a dozen....given the proximity of Germany
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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^ It says in the add that it's in Berkshire
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
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that car is overheating.

ill stay away from it.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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Look at that temp gauge
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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might just need a new thermostat, definitely not a reason to not consider looking at a car
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:37 PM   #7
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It's not overheating. It's around 2/3.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:04 PM   #8
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Where is this car ill go look at it im in England for school.

Also, BMW's down here are a dime a dozen....given the proximity of Germany

If you are in the uk best and safest place to find an e30 M3 is Birds UK.
They are located in Uxbridge which is 10 minutes from Heathrow.
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It's not overheating. It's around 2/3.
which normal BMW have u seen with a water temp that high?

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might just need a new thermostat, definitely not a reason to not consider looking at a car
it might also need a head gasket.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:26 PM   #10
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which normal BMW have u seen with a water temp that high?
Mine

It might not be normal ... it just needs the NiCads changed.

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****ing sexy car.

That angle of the temp guage is a little deceptive.
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that car is overheating.

ill stay away from it.
for some reasons there are a lot of people having head gasket problems in the UK i think and i think, it may have to do with intermitent weather changes.....I think this E30 defo has a gasket problem...

in which case stay away i had a first hand nightmare at fixing a headgasket prob earlier.
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Why would someone take pics of there interior for selling the thing with the car running??? Probley a messed up gauge. or the angle of the photo like others said.
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No head gasket! And not so many have this issue in uk.
Most common fault is the gauge playing up or the fans viscous coupling needing replacement.
In this case we cant say what it is as it a pic. You have to see the car in person to do so. Therefore all this comments are useless.
Blown headgasket shows immediatly on BMW by simply checking the oil and water.
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No head gasket! And not so many have this issue in uk.
Most common fault is the gauge playing up or the fans viscous coupling needing replacement.
In this case we cant say what it is as it a pic. You have to see the car in person to do so. Therefore all this comments are useless.
Blown headgasket shows immediatly on BMW by simply checking the oil and water.
Just to let u know a BMW technition told me BMW's in the UK are notorious for Head Gasket's Blowing. Either your defending the car because you know the person or you are guessing.

Moreover, yes you can check the oil/water mixture for signs but those signs may turn up only at the later stages of a blown gasket.
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