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Old 01-18-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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Feeler: 1985 635CSi 5 speed, amazing shape, 267k kms

I know I hate feelers myself but I don't actually have the car. While looking for an M30+5spd to swap into my E30, I came across an amazing E24 here in Vancouver. Only 267k kms, 5 speed!!!, with sport skirts, original paint and almost no rust (just a bit on the front fenders by the hood). It's a Vancouver car so as you can imagine, the underbody will be very clean.

The headgasket is blown and mechanics here are insane so the guy is selling it cheap. I can't bring myself to tear the engine out of something like this so I'm thinking of buying it, fixing the headgasket, bringing the maintenance up to date and driving it to Toronto to sell there.

Anyone want it? This would be in a few weeks time.

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Old 01-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Seems to be an awesome car. E24's are true GT cruisers
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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i might be interested.....and i could save you about 7 hours of driving


would need to see some detailed pictures, and a price
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:16 PM   #4
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If we (me and seller) agree on a price I'll go look at it and get a ton of shots. If the interior is worn out or the underbody has any rust (BC cars should have an underbody so clean you could eat off of it, my E30 does - all the fuel lines and floor looks brand new), I won't take it. He says it has a bit of rust by the hood liner on the fenders, which are replaceable anyway so I don't mind that.

I wouldn't be looking to get a lot for it, maybe 4500.
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:36 PM   #5
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I highly recommend sending the head to a machine shop to have it checked for cracks, think of it as "insurance". My friend bought a mazda , did the head gasket only to redo it again because the head was cracked. Beautiful car by the way, i love the e24.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:29 PM   #6
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I highly recommend sending the head to a machine shop to have it checked for cracks, think of it as "insurance". My friend bought a mazda , did the head gasket only to redo it again because the head was cracked. Beautiful car by the way, i love the e24.
Of course, to me that's an implied part of the job, valve guides too.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:43 PM   #7
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That's not what you said to me when I said the same thing..... smartass..
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:54 PM   #8
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I highly recommend sending the head to a machine shop to have it checked for cracks, think of it as "insurance". My friend bought a mazda , did the head gasket only to redo it again because the head was cracked. Beautiful car by the way, i love the e24.
You think the guy will let him pull the head off it before buying it??haha get real
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:02 PM   #9
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We're going to go look at it tomorrow. We will possibly be the owners of a 5 spd 635 when I get back from Cancun.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:04 PM   #10
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That's not what you said to me when I said the same thing..... smartass..
No you were all shocked that the headgasket was blown, saying that this doesn't happen for no reason - I said yeah it does: age. You said that's impossible. The gasket doesn't blow because the head warped, the head warps because the head gasket blew and the owner let the engine overheat too much (can happen regardless of the cause, overheating of two different metals mated together = uneven temperature distribution and warpage)

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You think the guy will let him pull the head off it before buying it??haha get real
He meant while replacing the headgasket - don't just put the head back on, check if it warped.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:21 PM   #11
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Only 276ks! i loved that! :>
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:25 PM   #12
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Only 276ks! i loved that! :>
Yeah I hope you did, unless your car has done less than 13k kms a year. This is a 21 year old car with 276k. How old is your 328 and what's the mileage?
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:25 PM   #13
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on a 21 year old car. That's 12,000k a year. That's nothing.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #14
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My cars a 97 and i have 265km....so 276 for a 21 year old car is nothing........Mirek buy this, I ****in love the way it looks man!
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #15
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