E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Classifieds > For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy > Engine & Performance

Engine & Performance
Everything to make your car faster! Air intakes, superchargers, turbos, flywheel & clutch, differentials, chips, short shift kits, exhausts, etc.....

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 11-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
CaptainMorganS4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
My Ride: 01BMW330CI SOLDb5s4
Bmw performance strut bar



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.
__________________

like father.. like son
CaptainMorganS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 11-27-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
BigDRick323
OEM ///Member
 
BigDRick323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,422
My Ride: 2000 323i
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?
__________________

-1983 Grey 528e (Given to Charity) -1995 Champagne Toyota 4Runner (Friend Totaled) -2000 Black 323i (From DD to Project Car) -2011 Black Toyota Prius III (DD)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/780058
BigDRick323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
CaptainMorganS4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
My Ride: 01BMW330CI SOLDb5s4
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.
__________________

like father.. like son
CaptainMorganS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
BigDRick323
OEM ///Member
 
BigDRick323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,422
My Ride: 2000 323i
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.
__________________

-1983 Grey 528e (Given to Charity) -1995 Champagne Toyota 4Runner (Friend Totaled) -2000 Black 323i (From DD to Project Car) -2011 Black Toyota Prius III (DD)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/780058

Last edited by BigDRick323; 11-27-2011 at 03:03 PM.
BigDRick323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 03:06 PM   #5
CaptainMorganS4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
My Ride: 01BMW330CI SOLDb5s4
i just got under the car and im sorry but their EIBACH springs and struts i think not blistein. red and yellow
__________________

like father.. like son
CaptainMorganS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #6
BigDRick323
OEM ///Member
 
BigDRick323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,422
My Ride: 2000 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainMorganS4 View Post
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.
__________________

-1983 Grey 528e (Given to Charity) -1995 Champagne Toyota 4Runner (Friend Totaled) -2000 Black 323i (From DD to Project Car) -2011 Black Toyota Prius III (DD)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/780058
BigDRick323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
xaviman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: puerto rico
Posts: 857
My Ride: Supercharged
im interested in the bar, could you pm me a price?
__________________

Screen shot 2014-01-25 at 12.36.33 PM by xaviman, on Flickr
Instagram: xaviman
xaviman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 07:07 PM   #8
TiAg323ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 156
My Ride: 2000 323ci
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
__________________
Koni FSD's | Eibach Pro Springs |Staggered 19" VMR 710's | Hotchkiss Sway Bars | BMW Performance CF Strut Bar | Meyle HD Control Arms, RSM, Diff. bushing | Powerflex FCAB, RTAB| Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors + Akebono Euro Ceramic | Simota CF CAI | Conforti Shark Injector | Stewart Water Pump | M3 front and rear spoilers | Depo smoked front/side signals, Eagle Eye smoked LED tails | ACS interior trim/pedals | UUC Rob Knob 5 & floor mats |
TiAg323ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 10:47 PM   #9
CaptainMorganS4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
My Ride: 01BMW330CI SOLDb5s4
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiAg323ci View Post
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.
__________________

like father.. like son
CaptainMorganS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
MJLavelle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 2,753
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330ci
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.
MJLavelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 11:32 PM   #11
turbo_f22_pilot
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region
Posts: 1,159
My Ride: 2 pedals - 2 paddles
I feel your pain.

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.
__________________
In order to finish FIRST, you MUST first FINISH !

Joy is future proof
Get your "M" on . . .
Reading is FundaM3ntal




CAR:
2003 TIAG Coupe / Blk Interior / SMG / HK Premium
MODS:
EU-CSL Coded / Macht Schnell intake / OEM CSL Wheels / OEM CSL Diffuser / Dinan Exhaust
Full LED Conversion / HID fog / Aurora AE / RE RTAB FCAB

BMWCCA NCC
turbo_f22_pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 12:33 AM   #12
SUHLeen
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 259
My Ride: 2005 Saleen Mustang
Pm me price
__________________

- Phil
11 335is - TT 7 spd DCT daily :)
05 Saleen Mustang - forged, stroked, blown,... and on some juice
01 BMW 330ci - Totaled by some bish!
Financial Help
SUHLeen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #13
CaptainMorganS4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
My Ride: 01BMW330CI SOLDb5s4
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJLavelle View Post
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 View Post
I feel your pain.

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.
__________________

like father.. like son
CaptainMorganS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #14
MJLavelle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 2,753
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330ci
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?
MJLavelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 11:44 PM   #15
cardsfan007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 460
My Ride: 2002 330xi
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
cardsfan007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 02:44 AM   #16
ColeD707
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 193
My Ride: 2001 325i
pm me best price.
__________________
ColeD707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 02:52 AM   #17
Hermes
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 32.8 N, 117.3 W
Posts: 1,130
My Ride: cars older than you
$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
__________________

Respect Your Elders
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 09:33 AM   #18
Jmanscotch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 2,122
My Ride: makes my pants tight
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.
__________________
-Jake
2004 325CI - 2003 3.0 Z4 - 1994 325i - 1967 1602 - 2008 328XI - 2009 135i - 2007 Jeep Wrangler - 2014 *Loading*

Last edited by Jmanscotch; 11-29-2011 at 09:37 AM.
Jmanscotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 02:20 PM   #19
WheyArea
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NorCal
Posts: 628
My Ride: '03 TiAg ///M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmanscotch View Post
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
__________________

/// Dinan ECU /// Brembo BBK /// BBS LM 19" /// Bilstein PSS10
/// Eisenmann Exhaust /// Supersprint Mid Pip /// AC Schnitzer Spoiler
/// Hamann Lip /// AC Schnitzer CF Diffuser /// K&N CAI /// Valentine 1


Coming Soon...... OEM SSK, CSL bootlid
WheyArea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 09:12 PM   #20
CaptainMorganS4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
My Ride: 01BMW330CI SOLDb5s4
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJLavelle View Post
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!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
$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 View Post
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 View Post
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.
__________________

like father.. like son
CaptainMorganS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use