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Old 10-17-2003, 11:37 PM   #1
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Might get a 7er, what do you think?

Ok, this guy at work has a 1984 733i that he's selling, for $500, it has 300,000kms, its power everything, blah blah blah, so what do you guys think? Are these reliable? What should I look for? Thanks.


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Old 10-18-2003, 02:41 AM   #2
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just a heads up on that car, my dad had one a little while ago and when shit hits then fan, parts are impossible to find and cost 3 arms and a leg
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Old 10-18-2003, 03:04 AM   #3
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Well, I wouldn't be putting a cent into it, just drive it till it dies. $500 for a set of wheels, whatcha think?
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Old 10-18-2003, 03:39 AM   #4
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How is she run?? hike it up on a jack to look underneight alot of them have small leaks that you can see from lookin up top but become evident underneith...
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Old 10-18-2003, 05:26 AM   #5
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I'd hit it.






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Old 10-18-2003, 06:38 AM   #6
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So I guess its just the Euro versions that have the one headlamp bigger than the other?
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Old 10-18-2003, 02:34 PM   #7
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For $500 I say go for it. those old 7's are nice cruisers, and decent performers. Just remember that its going to use twice as much gas as your 325e, and if somthing does break, it is going to cost tons more. But if you are going to drive it till it breaks, what the heck....go for it
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Old 10-18-2003, 05:53 PM   #8
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My dad had an 83 733i but I was to young to really remember it.....He loved it.....I think the engines are probably easier to work on because they are carb engines not fuel injected......
I would imagine parts would be expensive. Unfortunatly you said that you will drive it till it dies and don't want to spend any money on fixing it which is never the case. My e30 is in great condition and was when I bought it with many new parts and put it up on the hoist and it looked great with excellent service records......I still have had to put 2000$ into it, from a fuel pump to new wheel bearings, just stuff that is going to go on an old car and I paid $4000 with only 200,000kms and I thought I wouldn't have to put much money in it to keep it going, but I did.
I am sure things will pop up unexpectically that you will be forced to put miney into it. Just a word of advice, but it is a classic bimmer!
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Old 10-18-2003, 06:10 PM   #9
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My dad had an 83 733i but I was to young to really remember it.....He loved it.....I think the engines are probably easier to work on because they are carb engines not fuel injected......
actually, 83 733i's are fuel injected. unless your Dad had a different motor in there
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Old 10-18-2003, 07:43 PM   #10
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Cool, well, I bought her up, and she FLIES! Just awsome on the highway, (now I can park the 3er for the winter).
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Old 10-18-2003, 08:56 PM   #11
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right on!! well good luck with her man!
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Old 10-18-2003, 11:34 PM   #12
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great. Juust be careful from the electric gremlins
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Old 10-19-2003, 12:49 AM   #13
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post some pics man, my pops had a 733...pretty nice back then it was a head turner...well now its a head giver i donno
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Old 10-19-2003, 02:40 AM   #14
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my uncle has a 1985 735i and the only thing that costed him big was new front calipers
other then that, it is at 350,000km and if he kept on drive it, it would be past 400,000km and still running fine
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Old 10-19-2003, 04:28 AM   #15
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Go for it....man 5 bills.....if the thing dies you could almost sell it on ebay for more...or part out the parts......You can't go wrong...
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