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Old 02-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
redfeathers
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: arizona
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My Ride: 2001 bmw 330 ci
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Long story short, bought 01 330 ci....basket case, looked good and in good shape but needed help. Everytime the seller opened
their mouth they was lying. Paid $6300, took it home, drove it and would not idle with faults, 0/2 sensors and misfires Lots of
oil under the intake. Bought "BENTLEYS" manual and "PEAKE" reader $250 appr. Removed intake and all associated
components. Cleaned all "CARBON" build up and replaced "ALL" rubber hose $40, both throttle body "DUCTS" $50, rebuild
"DISA" $47, fuel filter and hoses$70, intake and throttle body seals$60, all o/2 "SENSORS" $265, drivers side steering boot$25, cleaned
spark plugs (light healthly brown/dry), all this and maybe more. Now have maybe $7200 in car.
Starts and runs perfect. Should last for 5 to 10 years.
Thanks for those who had input.
MAY HAVE A FRONT "MAIN" OIL SEAL LEAK, too early to tell but I think I still see some dripping, will research.
Bottom line these "PLASTIC" and "RUBBER" components will not last that long....have seen this in the past.
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2001 bmw 330 ci 180k miles white
(bought used in 2/2013)(history, unknown) use to be unknow....NOW IT STARTS AND RUNS PERFECT...love it.
1997 f150 xlt 4x4 386k miles R.I.P., white
(bought new in 1997)
newly REBUILT - 200 NEW MILES so far
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(bought used in 2005)
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