All Wheel Drive Late Model E30 sedan with automatic transmission. Enthusiast owned with tons of recent maintenance. I'm trying to slim down my fleet so and help pay for an engagement ring so "The Ultimate Snowmobile" is up for sale. Its a phenomenal daily driver that hasn't let me down during my entire 1.5 years of ownership.
PA Inspected through 3/14
Located in Pittsburgh, PA 15232
AWD WORKS FLAWLESSLY
Replaced timing belt/water pump/tensioner/cam seal all at the same time last year immediately after purchasing the car.
Replaced front axle boots with new boots and grease (done professionally at import shop here in Pittsburgh called "SteelCity Autowerks"). New battery in November of 2012. 5 New tires, Dunlop Signature 2's, (including new tire on spare) in December 2012 (2000 miles old). Completely overhauled the front suspension and rear suspension (all except rear subframe bushings)...Brand new from BMW shock mounts up front, new BMW control arms ($300 a piece), new lemforder sway bar links, 4 new Sachs shock inserts (front and back), new boge? shock mounts in rear. New VDO Fuel Pump. Replaced steering rack with re-manufactured rack from Rack Doctor as well as brand new hoses and washers with brand new steering fluid reservoir. Also replaced the tie rods with brand new lemforder tie rods as a "while you are in there" kind of thing. Replaced the exhaust with new Bosal Exhaust. Replaced the front pads and rotors (Brembo Rotors with Akebono pads). New Cap and rotor with timing belt change. New Bosch plugs with timing belt change. New Bosch Premium O2 sensor. New BMW wires a few months ago. New BMW crankcase vent hose. New BMW vacuum hoses (replaces all from brake booster to throttle body). New BMW valve cover gasket. All new CPR and BMW cooling hoses when timing belt done. New Behr Radiator, new BMW Coolant Expansion tank (the old one was looking dingy), new Thermostat housing (both pieces) from BMW, new thermostat gasket, and a new cork Throttle body heater gasket from BMW. New Windshield washer lines from Germany (Not available in US, the dealership legit told me to go to pepboys...), new windshield washer nozzles from BMW, and new windshield washer fluid pump from BMW. Brand new from BMW glass (Hella) passenger side headlight housing (the ones that came on the car had a crack). Good condition Husco Armrest installed (slight tear at the front). Heated seats - fully functioning (will light your ass on fire). Heater works perfectly. Odometer works still. NOS Intervolanti Formel wood steering wheel (yes, a never installed wheel from the 80s that was just lying on the shelf in some guys shop in Australia. I had it shipped here, cost $80, and I still have the original box it came in). New All-weather E30 floor mats from BMW
The AC doesn't work. PAINT - the paint on the car is faded. it has completely faded on the tops of the wheel arches and is delaminating on the roof. Rust - Rust is unavoidable on cars driven in the "rust-belt" as Im sure you can attest to. There is some rust on the jack points in the front of the car, some rust starting to form on the door (about the size of a quarter), and rust on the rear apron by the tow hook. Rear Bumper Damage - When I had the car in for service it was backed into a wall. I have the replacement trim piece in the trunk but the bumper has a small crack that will need repaired.
The idle - The car idles a little weird when cold. When up to temp though it runs like a champ. The rear of the car is a little whiny at 50 or so MPH. From what I've read, the rear differential most likely needs a new input shaft bearing or I need new wheel bearings.
There are some small chips and streaking in the windshield
The driver and passenger lock cylinders don't work. You can purchase cylinder rebuild kits directly from bmw for $20 a piece. The Akebono brake pads didn't come with a space for a pad-wear sensor so they aren't installed. I think the light is out in the SI board so it doesn't show up anyways. The ABS light is on in the dash. while replacing the brakes a few months ago I realized the speed sensor wire on the passenger's front wheel was split in 2 so that may be the culprit.
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