vdubinsd
vdubinsd Reader
7/13/17 12:18 p.m.

Hate to sell it but only thing that makes sense. Wanted one of these since working at BMW dealer in 1997....

1997 BMW 540i 6 speed. Black on black. Original BBS alloys wheels.

PROS-All original paint-even has factory BMW windshield. Interior very nice of age/miles (no tears or rips-headliner still holding up-shows some wear). Very presentable and unmolested. Way more fun to drive than a heavy 20+ year old sedan has the right to be. Cold a/c (see below) hot heater. All electric works except drivers side seat heater.

CONS-it is a 230K mile BMW. Has P0301 cam sensor fault-it is timing chains or just a sensor? 65 mph steering wobble (sure bushings are worn). When sits overnight have to crank excessively before it build fuel pressure-probably same fuel delivery issues that makes gas gauge stick at 1/4 tank. Front bumper broken from hitting a parking block (neither the wife or daughter did it-they insist) but its broken and has a mass of zip ties sorta kinda holding it up. Wheel lips need refinish. Aux fan does not work-a/c cuts out when sitting at a stoplight. Rear brakes squeak like mad-might have time to fix this because it drives me crazy.

I wish I had the time, money and resources to keep it-but I don't. Know for a fact that I will regret selling-but would regret it more if my neglect kills it. Just unable on all levels to keep it in decent condition. Somewhere there is a BMW enthusiast that wants to go thru it and keep as toy-just not me right now.

Located in Carson City Nevada. Let me know if interested!

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akylekoz
akylekoz Reader
7/13/17 12:40 p.m.

Price?

vdubinsd
vdubinsd Reader
7/13/17 1:22 p.m.

open to offers. In my mind it is worth $5k but probably not realistic at all.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
7/13/17 2:10 p.m.

P0301 is Misfire Cyl 1.

In metro Detroit that's a $2000 car due to miles, bumper, aux fan, front suspension. if you could prove cooling system has been redone. If it was an autotragic it would be closer to $1k.

vdubinsd
vdubinsd Reader
7/14/17 1:18 p.m.

Was off on my P-code.....cant remember exactly what the # was but can clearly recall cam position sensor out of range.

Angrycorvair is very close to a number I would be satisfied selling at.

And if it was automatic would have been someone else's to deal with. Only bought because 6 speed+v8=fun

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
7/14/17 2:15 p.m.
vdubinsd wrote: And if it was automatic would have been someone else's to deal with. Only bought because 6 speed+v8=fun

I can dig that. I love the power delivery of my 740iL, so I'm sure it would be quite entertaining with 6MT and without 500 lbs.

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