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CaptainMorganS4 11-27-2011 03:46 PM

Bmw performance strut bar
 
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im trading in my lemon car to the dealership monday.. i can't let the engine go out on me and cause any more loss.

send me a PM with your offers; i won't talk prices over this thread.. the car is on Blistein red and yellow shocks.. i wish i could pull those bad boys off since thats where most of my money is being lost at. if you live in texas and think you can remove the shocks/struts without hurting the vehicle then im up for it since the dealership is giving me $3,500 for a car i just bought for $10k.

BigDRick323 11-27-2011 03:51 PM

I'm in Dallas, would love shocks, Elliot (In Cedar Hill) Might be able to remove them for you, I will take strut bar, how much?

CaptainMorganS4 11-27-2011 03:58 PM

If your in Dallas, do you know a indian guy named KEVIN his first name is really Aenehzodaze? I bought the car from that guy and he ripped me off big time. He said he was a forum member on here.

Would you be able to replace the shocks with OEM or ones that will allow me to take it to the dealership? i cant take it to them in pieces but they are whole selling the car so i know they will take the shocks off and sell them for full price.

BigDRick323 11-27-2011 04:01 PM

Never heard of him, that sucks big time. I don't know if they will fit on my car, I trust Elliot, not too many other fanatics in the Dallas area. Where are you located, i'm in Lake Highlands and know of several good shops. I have a 2000 323i sedan. PM me or email me.

CaptainMorganS4 11-27-2011 04:06 PM

i just got under the car and im sorry but their EIBACH springs and struts i think not blistein. red and yellow

BigDRick323 11-27-2011 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainMorganS4 (Post 13836830)
i just got under the car and im sorry but their EIBACH springs and struts i think not blistein. red and yellow

Oh, you need them done before tomorrow, I don't think that's going to happen on the shocks and struts, I work all day in Ft. Worth tomorrow. I don't know if it would be worth the cost of switching them out. If you take off the strut bar I would be interested in it for a good deal.

xaviman 11-27-2011 04:27 PM

im interested in the bar, could you pm me a price?

TiAg323ci 11-27-2011 08:07 PM

I feel your pain but trading that car in to the stealership may not be be the best option. Dealerships are crooks who do nothing but lowball you. If you don't want the car any longer consider selling it on this site or on craigslist, cars.com and disclose the issues to prospective buyers. It sounds like the car has some decent mods and I would guess it would certainly be worth more than $3500

CaptainMorganS4 11-27-2011 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by TiAg323ci (Post 13837338)
I feel your pain but trading that car in to the stealership may not be be the best option. Dealerships are crooks who do nothing but lowball you. If you don't want the car any longer consider selling it on this site or on craigslist, cars.com and disclose the issues to prospective buyers. It sounds like the car has some decent mods and I would guess it would certainly be worth more than $3500

the problem is.. i'm not sure what all the issues are because of previous owner knowing exactly what to say but had nothing to back it up in the end. the car started literally leaking every type of fluid it has except transmission fluid.

i paid more than blue book value for the maintenance it never had performed.. so i dont have a way to pay the bank back if i sell it private party for half or less of the original price i bought it for.

i've already sanked $1,350 into it 2 weeks after i bought it.

MJLavelle 11-28-2011 12:31 AM

PM me with a price for the strut bar.
I know you probably don't want to talk about it, but what the Hell happened here? If the guy lied about the service records, why can't you force him to take it back? Have you asked for some advice on the General Forum, to see if there are other options besides taking a drastic loss? I would think you would have better luck parting it out, maybe finding a buyer that will pay for a good base car for a race build. I am just wondering what happened, and if there may be better options for you. If you really don't want to get into it, I understand, and you can just tell me to mind my own business. It sounds like you are in a desperate situation, and I can't help thinking there may be better options. Either way, good luck with everything.

turbo_f22_pilot 11-28-2011 12:32 AM

I feel your pain. :ben:

Just for future reference. Did you get a PPI performed on the car? If you are buying a used car, ALWAYS get a PPI performed. Do Not believe what anyone tells you about a car unless it is written down and signed. And even then reserve a little skepticism.

Sometimes you have to even spend money right after you buy a vehicle for additional piece of mind. (I'm not saying the previous owner didn't rip you off,) I spent $2700 two minutes after buying my car to have all the hoses, fluids, and brakes completely done.

It is the cost of admission sometimes. Good luck with the sale and better luck with the new vehicle.

SUHLeen 11-28-2011 01:33 AM

Pm me price

CaptainMorganS4 11-28-2011 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MJLavelle (Post 13838109)
PM me with a price for the strut bar.
I know you probably don't want to talk about it, but what the Hell happened here? If the guy lied about the service records, why can't you force him to take it back? Have you asked for some advice on the General Forum, to see if there are other options besides taking a drastic loss? I would think you would have better luck parting it out, maybe finding a buyer that will pay for a good base car for a race build. I am just wondering what happened, and if there may be better options for you. If you really don't want to get into it, I understand, and you can just tell me to mind my own business. It sounds like you are in a desperate situation, and I can't help thinking there may be better options. Either way, good luck with everything.


Well i just got out of a 2001 AUDI S4.. saw this BMW on autotrader.com and talked to the guy on the phone for awhile.. he lived in Dallas, Tx and i live about 3 and a half hours away in College Station, he told me everything i wanted to hear about the maintenance and that he had an A4 audi before he started BMW and that it constantly had boost leaks.. so i took the guys word for it and it sounded educated. the car add on autotrader stated all of the upgrades including that the ENTIRE COOLANT SYSTEM HAD BEEN REPLACED. he basically went over the subframe issue.. everything just because he must have had so many previous potential buyers that he knew what was going to sink his a**

Now im sitting here with the most beat to crap BMW i've ever seen. I bought the car instantly because i had taken a bank loan out with a bank that is really crappy because they didn't want to hand me cash they wanted to sign the check in the sellers name and the only security measures they did was call the seller and ask him for the address..

guess what.. the idiot told them his address spelled differently so that it wasn't the same.. who knows if that is even his current address because i found 2 others to go by on insurance cards.. ive been tempted to drive to all 3 but i dont need another felony on my record for killing a thief.

it has a massive oil leak which are from the oil filter housing gasket and the oil pan itself im guessing, as well as 2nd gear is messed up from probably a short shift kit install that went wrong.. i mean come on guys i can't even type all the stuff that is wrong with this thing. i really really really dont know how i didn't notice 2nd gear when i bought it.. i was so excited to get a BMW that i just got hustled by a retard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbo_f22_pilot (Post 13838113)
I feel your pain. :ben:

Just for future reference. Did you get a PPI performed on the car? If you are buying a used car, ALWAYS get a PPI performed. Do Not believe what anyone tells you about a car unless it is written down and signed. And even then reserve a little skepticism.

Sometimes you have to even spend money right after you buy a vehicle for additional piece of mind. (I'm not saying the previous owner didn't rip you off,) I spent $2700 two minutes after buying my car to have all the hoses, fluids, and brakes completely done.

It is the cost of admission sometimes. Good luck with the sale and better luck with the new vehicle.


MJLavelle 11-28-2011 11:43 PM

Can you quantify what you mean by massive oil leak? Is it a measurable amount lost every time you drive it? Is it leterally pouring oil? Because it is not unusual for the oil filter housing gasket to leak on older cars. It may look like a lot, but it really is not that much. Also, it is almost impossible to tell if the oil pan gasket is leaking with the filter housing gasket leaking. I understand you are disappointed about the problems, but it almost sounds like you are just giving up andw taking a big loss, rather than trying to fix the car. You mention several leaks, but these are all repairable, and not at a huge cost. The transmission issue may not be a horrible deal either. You may want to take a deep breath, and make an honest assessment of exactly how bad the leaks are. You got screwed over somewhat (maybe a lot) by the seller, but don't screw yourself worse by selling a car for a loss. Get a few opinions about the severity and cost involved to fix the oil leaks. My advice would be to slow down, and not let your emotion force you in to selling the car for a loss. You have some leaks, and that sucks. But they may not be "game over" leaks. So, let's start with what you consider a massive oil filter housing leak. How much oil are we talking about? Any pics?

cardsfan007 11-29-2011 12:44 AM

I just had my oil filter housing gasket replaced due to an oil leak that looked like a lot, but really wasnt. At the same time I had both front cv boots replaced (both torn to shreds) as well as the steering column bushing. Ive also had my transmission fluid hoses burst. Things happen, hate to say it. Not trying to be an a.ss but it is an older car and things do break down over time. If you are mechanically minded most of those things can be replaced yourself. These cars are not all that difficult to work on. Im sure you could find someone in your area through here or bmwcca that would be willing to help. Just my 2 cents

ColeD707 11-29-2011 03:44 AM

pm me best price.

Hermes 11-29-2011 03:52 AM

$500 is what these are going for people, stop giving OP retarded offers. If you don't want his then go to eBay and pay $1000 to that dealer who is selling the few they kept when everybody else blew theirs out a while back

Jmanscotch 11-29-2011 10:33 AM

Some fluid leaks, a wacked second gear shift and a few non-mentioned....why the hell would you sell for a $7K loss? This is EXACTLY what sites like this are for OP. Maybe I missed an earlier thread or something, but given some time, a few bucks and the help of forums like this and the knowledge gathered on these cars, you could very well bring the car back to life and either keep it or sell it on after fixing it for a better deal than the one you're about to do.

I know not all situations will allow this, but in the face of such a loss, I'm not sure there are many I can forsee that would prevent such a horrible loss.

If willing, post an informative thread outlining each problem and we can help sift through each one, explaining ease of repair and approximate cost to DIY.

Sell the bar for money to work on the car. Yes, $500 is a fair price for these nowadays. GLWS OP.

WheyArea 11-29-2011 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Jmanscotch (Post 13842724)
Some fluid leaks, a wacked second gear shift and a few non-mentioned....why the hell would you sell for a $7K loss? This is EXACTLY what sites like this are for OP. Maybe I missed an earlier thread or something, but given some time, a few bucks and the help of forums like this and the knowledge gathered on these cars, you could very well bring the car back to life and either keep it or sell it on after fixing it for a better deal than the one you're about to do.

I know not all situations will allow this, but in the face of such a loss, I'm not sure there are many I can forsee that would prevent such a horrible loss.

If willing, post an informative thread outlining each problem and we can help sift through each one, explaining ease of repair and approximate cost to DIY.

Sell the bar for money to work on the car. Yes, $500 is a fair price for these nowadays. GLWS OP.

I agree, all is not lost unless you know you can't do the DIY (or it's just too much money). Get the car looked at by an indie shop or mech who can tell you EXACTLY what's wrong and how much it would cost to do it yourself.

Sorry to hear about being scammed. You should find that guy asap

CaptainMorganS4 11-29-2011 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MJLavelle (Post 13841709)
Can you quantify what you mean by massive oil leak? Is it a measurable amount lost every time you drive it? Is it leterally pouring oil? Because it is not unusual for the oil filter housing gasket to leak on older cars. It may look like a lot, but it really is not that much. Also, it is almost impossible to tell if the oil pan gasket is leaking with the filter housing gasket leaking. I understand you are disappointed about the problems, but it almost sounds like you are just giving up andw taking a big loss, rather than trying to fix the car. You mention several leaks, but these are all repairable, and not at a huge cost. The transmission issue may not be a horrible deal either. You may want to take a deep breath, and make an honest assessment of exactly how bad the leaks are. You got screwed over somewhat (maybe a lot) by the seller, but don't screw yourself worse by selling a car for a loss. Get a few opinions about the severity and cost involved to fix the oil leaks. My advice would be to slow down, and not let your emotion force you in to selling the car for a loss. You have some leaks, and that sucks. But they may not be "game over" leaks. So, let's start with what you consider a massive oil filter housing leak. How much oil are we talking about? Any pics?

Yea after i bought the car the guy said it was leaking from the oil pan and that its a $3k fix so literally just get some sealent and go around it!!:lmao:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hermes (Post 13842290)
$500 is what these are going for people, stop giving OP retarded offers. If you don't want his then go to eBay and pay $1000 to that dealer who is selling the few they kept when everybody else blew theirs out a while back

thank you! someone PMed me $100 shipped.. i almost deleted the thread and started making a trophy case for it to sit in display in my room.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jmanscotch (Post 13842724)
Some fluid leaks, a wacked second gear shift and a few non-mentioned....why the hell would you sell for a $7K loss? This is EXACTLY what sites like this are for OP. Maybe I missed an earlier thread or something, but given some time, a few bucks and the help of forums like this and the knowledge gathered on these cars, you could very well bring the car back to life and either keep it or sell it on after fixing it for a better deal than the one you're about to do.

I know not all situations will allow this, but in the face of such a loss, I'm not sure there are many I can forsee that would prevent such a horrible loss.

If willing, post an informative thread outlining each problem and we can help sift through each one, explaining ease of repair and approximate cost to DIY.

Sell the bar for money to work on the car. Yes, $500 is a fair price for these nowadays. GLWS OP.

The thing is the original owner lied about everything so what if i stick with it and something HUGE pops up like the clutch that he removed the bleeder from to make it shift faster/put more strain on the synchros

Quote:

Originally Posted by WheyArea (Post 13843769)
I agree, all is not lost unless you know you can't do the DIY (or it's just too much money). Get the car looked at by an indie shop or mech who can tell you EXACTLY what's wrong and how much it would cost to do it yourself.

Sorry to hear about being scammed. You should find that guy asap

I can't DIY i've never worked on cars before. Another reason i dont want to DIY is because i might miss something that is out of place that a professional would see. im almost certain the original owner/seller of this vehicle has read my threads and is following my posts.. i got a text message today from a dallas,tx number that said "relieve the hurt in your pocket by going to www.atmsafemutal.com... OBTAIN UP TO 0NE THOUSAND NOW(type #STOP to end).. i almost stopped what i was doing and slammed my phone into the counter. im so close to taking that 3&hour drive.


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