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M50 = '91 and later (archive)

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Posted by Vanos = '93 and later (EOM) on January 30, 2000 at 15:58:08:

In Reply to: Re: 92 525 Wagon - Worth 13000k? posted by Myron on January 29, 2000 at 22:24:06:

: I've been driving a '92 525iT since 10/98. I purchased one with 55K miles for $15,200. I now have around 90K miles.

: I may be incorrect, but I believe the motor designation is M50. The '92 motors just don't have the Vanos systems of the later years.

: I would take a very close look at one with 110K miles and a slow moving sunroof. My sunroof moved quite slowly until it died. I am looking at around $2K to fix it.

: These cars also have a few problems with the dash instrumentation. My speedo and tach do not function correctly until the car is started with a warmed-up interior. Good in summer, not now.

: Check if the plastic water pump was replaced with a metal one. Not a difficult job but a shop can charge a bit on this one.

: Ask if the front suspension & steering has been maintained. My steering is vague and wanders on uneven roads. Thrust arms are on order for my Touring.

: Horsepower is not abundant on the '92. but it is adequate for getting around town. I have a reservation with my local BMW wizard for a Spring Break supercharger installation.

: I would offer a bit lower than $13K. Offering $12K would leave some in reserve for the inevitable repairs.

: Good luck.

: Regards,

: Myron S. Marcyniak
: Lone Star Chapter BMWCCA
: '92 525iT (525iTSC ?)
: '85 535i




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