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1995 BMW 518i (E34) 163k MOT Nov '19 needs little niggles fixing, PMs SENT!

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#1 ONLINE   bramz7

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:08 PM

So, today I had the task of bringing back home the E46 (yes, that E46) Touring I had been given as part payment for another car.
On the way back it dawned on me it would be a better daily than this old heap. Heap is mean, but the newer BMW is far better for day to day driving in my opinion.
It's a reasonably painful sale but I also have to pick up something else next week and there really isn't any room for this now. In an ideal world I would keep it but I can't own 4 cars anymore, I can't really own 3 to be honest.

Okay, so I have had it a week. No FTPs so far, nothing too untoward but please make yourself aware of the issues before deciding whether you fancy it or not.
The Good.

-Oxford Green paint largely unmarked, no lacquer loss I can see, but there does seem to be a key mark down one side.
-Alloys (non original) are in good shape. Tyres are okay. Not sure about the brand, but reasonable tread.
-No bangs or knocks over bumps, and not suffering from saggy bum like a lot of old BMWs.
-Engine is quite peppy, and good around town.
-Majority of the interior is in good shape
-Odometer and dash lights all work.
-No signs of any cooling issues.
-Has the timing chain M43, not the belt M40.
-Long MOT.
-Quite devoid of rust. Sills covered but apparently are solid.


The Bad.

-Starter motor sometimes doesn't engage and just spins, completely random as to how and when it does it.
-Crack in windscreen, which will need sorting.
-Passenger side electric window works but doesn't go up too happily.
-Engine fan always on
-Spare is perished and cracked, so would really recommend getting that changed
-Some bits of grot
-Drivers seat and steering wheel showing wear. The seat has lost a bit of fabric and not as padded on the base as it should be.
-First gear quite hard to get in when the engine is cold. I found putting it in second and then first (without lifting the clutch) helps.
-Sounds like a pulley is a bit whiney under the bonnet, hot or cold. Belt looks fine.

So with that in mind, it is priced accordingly. Probably one of the cheapest E34s in the UK, but read into that as you want. It's fine to use as is, but with a bit of work this could be a really nice example (yeah yeah still a 518 lololol) and it drives pretty tightly given the mileage on it.
Oh yeah I haven't tried the sunroof, because sunroofs are pointless.

I am in Basingstoke, can deliver if you insure it (E46 will be going on the policy when it's MOT'd), pay fuel and train fare back, again I get heavy fare discounts so that helps.


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#2 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

Few weekends work and you’d have a nice car there.
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#3 ONLINE   bramz7

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:00 PM

It's really straight. I shouldn't really sell it, as it's probably OMG INVESTMENT but I have never been, and will never be one of those people.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:09 PM

That’d be right up my street if id got a banger rally in the pipeline.

Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:13 PM

That’d be right up my street if id got a banger rally in the pipeline.


Don't, that's what happened to my e34 520 last year. The cheeky fucker only went and did his banger rally then put it back on Car and Classic for almost twice what he paid me, admittedly I sold it for 3x what I paid for it . Bloody thing must changing hands for Ferarri Daytona money by now!

I think I prefer a 518 to a 520 as manuals, always felt livelier.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

Probably worth mentioning this had a lot of suspension parts replaced for the recent MOT.

Would this roffle at £10 a pop? I suspect not.

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#7 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:03 PM

Probably worth mentioning this had a lot of suspension parts replaced for the recent MOT.
Would this roffle at £10 a pop? I suspect not.


34 and 18 please.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:09 PM

Don't, that's what happened to my e34 520 last year. The cheeky fucker only went and did his banger rally then put it back on Car and Classic for almost twice what he paid me, admittedly I sold it for 3x what I paid for it . Bloody thing must changing hands for Ferarri Daytona money by now!

I think I prefer a 518 to a 520 as manuals, always felt livelier.


The 518 is supposed to have more bottom end torque than the 520, so is a better drive round town. 520 is not much more powerful but considerably worse on juice. I'd rather rock a 518i than a 520i.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

Probably worth mentioning this had a lot of suspension parts replaced for the recent MOT.

Would this roffle at £10 a pop? I suspect not.


I would absolutely have my usual number 52 if it went that way.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

Don't, that's what happened to my e34 520 last year. The cheeky fucker only went and did his banger rally then put it back on Car and Classic for almost twice what he paid me, admittedly I sold it for 3x what I paid for it . Bloody thing must changing hands for Ferarri Daytona money by now!

I think I prefer a 518 to a 520 as manuals, always felt livelier.

 

Happens all the time im affraid, usually to other people. Used a V70 T5 last year, man that thing was quick.... but with a little over 200k on the clock, after returning it struggled to sell for a fraction of what it owed us... bearing in mind it had a brand new radiator in the centre of paris at huge cost. Even offered it up on here for 600 quid.... no one wanted it. Sold it to a mate who ran it for a month then he sold it to a bloke who wanted it for the engine.....for a 240..... shame.  First one we did in 2007 used a 518i of shark nose vintage (D plater). Should of kept that, we payed 100 quid for it and sold it on for not much more after the rally. It went on to do another rally with someone else. As far as im aware its no longer on the road.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

Nice. Love a 4 cylinder 5 series.



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:12 PM

Some Facebook knobber is offering me £250. Get to fuck pal.


I'm game for a roffle if there's a few more shows of hands.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:32 PM

Facefuck and bumtree are both full of unrespectful knob necks looking for a cheap deal. Arse bandits the lot of um!
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:06 PM

Did you swap the Renner 18 for this BMW?

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:07 PM

Yeah I did. Dunno if I was short changed or not....

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:02 AM

I’d have a random. Also would this drop on a classic policy?

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Number 2 please.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:06 PM

Does this have classic friendly insurance Sam?

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:10 PM

Possibly, but I haven't asked FJ about it yet. I was going to, but with me keeping the E46 the money from the sale of this is more important.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:16 PM

Fancy a trade?

 

Got a lovely c-class here with your name all over it  :-D  :-D  


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:42 PM

Stick me down for a couple of randoms + one for the Moog too if you could be so kind :-)
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:51 PM

I'll take a random please Sam

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:52 PM

Aye, one please.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:07 PM

I'll have two.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:34 PM

List updated. Nearly crumbled earlier and pulled the advert but needs really must prevail in this instance, unfortunately. It's a nice old thing to cruise around town in. 


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:37 PM

List updated.

Cough cough.

You've missed me from the list! Number 2 if it's still available please.

EDIT to say how did I miss that, clearly there. Must concentrate.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:49 PM

Cough cough.

You've missed me from the list! Number 2 if it's still available please.

EDIT to say how did I miss that, clearly there. Must concentrate.

 

Actually, your liking of my comment nudged me to put your name down. So don't worry....I'm just a bit quick.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:59 PM

I also said I’d have a random :)

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