scardeal HalfDork
Aug. 29, 2011 8:37 a.m.

1996 Black BMW 328i Sedan Manual trans - 177k miles
$2011 - Challenge priced GRM special Ypsilanti, MI

Highlights:
Recently redone cooling system. Eibach springs. Bilstein struts/shocks.

Interior:
Decent condition. Seats are leather and heated. A/C does not work. Driver's side A-pillar trim broke off. Otherwise interior is in quite good shape. Rear seats look barely used at all. Door panels seem solid. Rear windows and rear windshield are tinted. I removed front window tint for legality sake. Electric window motors and sunroof panel work properly. Driver's door lock has some difficulty.

Exterior:
Cosmetic rust. Loose heat shield under car.

Drivetrain:
2.8L Straight six is in good condition. Manual transmission. Pulls quite well. New cooling system, including all aluminum radiator, metal impeller water pump, new hoses, new thermostat, aluminum thermostat housing. Roughly 9 months ago. Transmission fluid changed 2k miles ago. Also replaced alternator, fuel pump and driveshaft guibo within last 6 months. However, clutch assembly is on the fritz.

Suspension:
A few bushings could stand to be replaced. PO replaced OEM springs with Eibach lowering springs. PO also replaced shocks with Bilstein shocks. PO's suspension work less than 4 years old.

Brakes:
Rear brakes need work. Have new-in-box rear rotors and pads. Will come with car.

Pics: To be added this evening.

Contact:
Contact via "Contact" link. I'll then email/phone afterwards.

John Brown SuperDork
Aug. 29, 2011 12:47 p.m.

Day late and $2011 dollars short as always.

scardeal HalfDork
Aug. 29, 2011 5:00 p.m.

corytate Reader
Aug. 29, 2011 9:48 p.m.

that is a hell of deal that I wish I could capitalize on

John Brown SuperDork
Aug. 30, 2011 11:03 a.m.

please check mail ;)

Maroon92 SuperDork
Aug. 30, 2011 12:02 p.m.

I don't even like BMWs, and that thing looks awesome! hell of a deal!

fornetti14 HalfDork
Aug. 30, 2011 8:49 p.m.

I can be talked into this.

corytate Reader
Aug. 30, 2011 8:55 p.m.
John Brown wrote: please check mail ;)

good luck!
thats a good condition 328 for a poor condition 318's price.

scardeal HalfDork
Sept. 2, 2011 7:58 a.m.

This is still available!

scardeal HalfDork
Sept. 5, 2011 4:19 p.m.

Note: Today verified that the issue I thought was the clutch is not the clutch. Apparently the rear diff is moving around which is making the thumping noise.

Woody SuperDork
Sept. 5, 2011 4:51 p.m.

Bump for ya, just because I like to say "Ypsilanti".

stumpmj
stumpmj Dork
Sept. 6, 2011 11:05 a.m.

This would make a great spec E36 race car.

John Brown SuperDork
Sept. 6, 2011 11:50 a.m.

I am still interested. A rough weekend and little sleep has made me a little ornery. I am just waiting for one check to clear and I should be there.

scardeal HalfDork
Sept. 7, 2011 8:43 p.m.

sold!

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