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Update on engine condition (archive)

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Posted by James Hartline on September 27, 2001 at 20:41:26:

Well, it turned out to be the motor. I now am left with two options, and I need everyones help. I am in the Seattle area, and I can't afford to repair the engine at anytime in the near future due to my work situation. If anyone is looking for a car that is in great condition (less the motor), I am willing to sell. Here is the information that I have entered into Kelly Blue Book to get a BALLPARK idea as to what I should sell the car for in the condition that it is in:

1991 BMW 5 Series M5 Sedan 4D
Engine: 6-Cyl. 3.6 Liter
Trans: 5 Speed Manual
Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
Mileage: 168,000
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Cruise Control
AM/FM Stereo
Compact Disc
ABS (4-Wheel)
Dual Power Seats
Sliding Sun Roof
Premium Wheels

Consumer Rated Condition: Good

Some Dents / Dings
Dull / Chipped / Scratched
Chrome / Trim
No Defects
No Defects
Lights / Lenses
Hail Damage
Interior Panels
Odor: Smoke / Mold
Air Conditioning
Working Condition
Power Accessories or Instruments
All Operate
Repair / Replace
Operates - No Leaks / Noises
Tight / Trouble Free
Unaltered and Trouble Free
Frame / Unibody
Not Worn over 50% life
Not Worn & Correct Size & All Match
Title--Pink Slip
Clean Title History
Service / Maintenance
On Time & Current
All Available
Emissions / Safety
Body Repair Done
Body Repair Required
Private Party Value $13,185

Now, let me ellobarate on some of the conditions of the car. It needs the following:

New headlights, all 4
New foglight, 1
Engine, obviously
Engine mounts
Could use new rotors, but still in good condition
Repair delam door panels, but who doesn't
Trailing arm bushing, the infamous clunk on occasion

Here are the mods that I am going to try and sell the car with:

Freshly charged A/C
1 year old paint job, black w/ light grey interior
New Kumho Ecsta tires, 234/40/17
UUC transmission mounts w/ enforcers
Clutch stop
Redline fluids throughout
UUC Shortshifter w/custom aluminum shift knob
Clear corners all around
Tinted windows
New clutch, resurfaced flywheel
New waterpump
New driveline, center support bearing, guibo
Box w/ 2 12" JL Audio subs
MB Quart crossovers
Alpine CVA-1005 multimedia with Playstation & VCR/DVD

Everything mechanical is still in great working condition, transmission shifting is great, and leather is in great condition.

If I find no SERIOUS takers that are wanting to replace the motor with something stock, a stroker, or whatever, I plan on parting out whatever extra mods that I have on the car to others that could use the parts before I trade in the car. I will keep this stuff preferebly on a trade for stock basis so I can still trade the car in. Along with the mods, I will also take possible trades on the following:

Front, rear, and side skirts
Wheels, minor curb marks

I am going to give a week, two at the most for all of this to happen, being that I need to get another vehicle so I have transportation to work.

I don't want to have to wait for Q&A's through the message board, so please only inquire the following ways. Any offers, call 206-679-7149 or email me at [email protected]

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