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LemonHunter

1985 525e w/ 400,000km

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This looks like it had a lot of love, to get to this kind of mileage in this kind of condition.

It’s Auto.

It just rolled into the wreckers yard over the road.

Runs and drives, dereg, no idea what’s actually wrong with it, for someone to scrap it.  It’ll be getting chopped up in a couple of days, so if anyone is interested, speak now, or forever hold your peace.  I love the shape, but this one will be a labour of love for someone I expect.

 

 

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I’m talking to them, maybe rescue it myself, nice cruiser since the E30 is gonna not be built to cruise 

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2 hours ago, LemonHunter said:

I’m talking to them, maybe rescue it myself, nice cruiser since the E30 is gonna not be built to cruise 

You find out much about it?

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It may not actually be dereg, I’m pleading with them to give it to me for what it cost them, plus what it would sell scrap, they just slice, rip, crush and export

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Rego is on hold,

Is it worth a punt at $1500?

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1 hour ago, LemonHunter said:

Rego is on hold,

Is it worth a punt at $1500?

f**k yes worth the punt 

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Sell it to me, what do you see as the real buying point?

if it doesn’t run or drive, that’s probably a not buying point.

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the value of these little cars is only going to increase. the engines themselves are strong, in fact I've seen them do 600k with minor issues, the auto boxes last a while if serviced regularly. also whats not to love? with a little bit of elbow grease  this will come up beautifully. It's got such potential. I will attach pics of mine. for 1.5k I'd take it and run. I paid 5k for a 520i thats not running lol 

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Here's your selling point 

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No crank, nothing when I the. The key, all other electrics are fine 

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18 minutes ago, LemonHunter said:

No crank, nothing when I the. The key, all other electrics are fine 

battery? starter motor? voltage regulator? could be all sorts of things but cheap enough for 1500 

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2 hours ago, LemonHunter said:

No crank, nothing when I the. The key, all other electrics are fine 

That's probably the igniter wire to the starter. Common problem. Hook a relay up to it and it should turn over.

Or you can jump two pins on the diagnostic port with the ignition on and it will start it. I think it was pin 11 and 16 (but I'd recommend you double check this, it's been a while).

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For my reference

https://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=100967

 

also looks like pin 11 (starter external) and pin 15 (ignition power) failing that probably 14 (Battery Power)

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Pin for my reference

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Okay, it started fine, 2 cranks, not bad fir 4 years off the road, has sufficient oil, but the check oil light doesn’t go off.

 

 If it’s the attached, the wire has broken off the sender, it’s loose as heck inside the boot and doesn’t feel attached 

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Cancel that, wire is attached

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impedance to block is 0.4ohm, ish

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Ah,that’s the level sensor, I need to find the pressure sender

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So you bought it?

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I’m like 90% trying to call in a favour to see what it failed the last Wof on

 it’s possible the age, oil light, and failure to crank were the reasons for sale.

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Glad to hear it. These are becoming seriously rare now so glad to see one saved.

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It’ll fight for attention with my E30

The conundrum will be keep it factory or make it fun ?

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glad you bought it haha no brainer really 

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Glad to see it saved. Nice work. 
 

Bloody unreal how something like this can end up at a scrap yard to be crushed. 
You’d think the scrappies would have the nouce to throw her up on TM $1 reserve auction... 

The large wrecker on Tremaine Ave Palmy North appears to save a lot of older cars that are coming hard to come by now. 

Also has a silver E39 Touring on the heap too btw. 

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