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Forum: Classic Bimmers 06-30-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By chocodile
Hey Toybreaker, I don't believe it has sold...

Hey Toybreaker,

I don't believe it has sold yet. I have an ad placed in the classified section, but I listed the owner as the contact. Haven't talked to him in a while.

If you're interested,...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 05-21-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By chocodile
FS: 1984 733i (E23) - Low Miles - $5,500

Helping the friend of a friend...

I'm not the seller of this vehicle, but I am helping the owner. This belonged to his wife, and now it just takes up space in his garage.

Here's the details:
...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 04-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By chocodile
Wow. Thanks, Toybreaker. That's more than I...

Wow. Thanks, Toybreaker. That's more than I thought we could get for it.

Yah, it's very clean and well cared for. I've only met the owner when I took the photos, and looked the car over, but he...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 04-28-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By chocodile
1985 733i - How much is it worth?

Helping the friend of a friend...

This car belonged to the wife of an older guy, who doesn't know a thing about BMW's. His wife passed away, and now he's looking to sell it.

What I know:

...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 43,775
Posted By chocodile
It's been a while since I replaced my auxiliary...

It's been a while since I replaced my auxiliary fan, so I don't remember exactly how my bumper came off. But this certainly looks right. I had a 528 iT, so it might be a little different. I know that...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By chocodile
Updated

I'll work with the buyer to get the best possible shipping price.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By chocodile
Will do. Thanks for the tip. And for anyone...

Will do. Thanks for the tip.

And for anyone trying to eliminate other leaks, be very careful when seating and torquing the bolts after replacing the valve cover gasket. Too much torque = leak....
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By chocodile
FS, Classic 14" Rims and Caps - $375

PRICE LOWERED!

I have over $400 into these in prep and paint.

Set of 4 OEM BMW 14" wheels, freshly painted.

I know everyone wants big 18" rims, but these if you want a classic, old-school...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By chocodile
Hey guys, I have an 86 528e with similar leak...

Hey guys, I have an 86 528e with similar leak issue. But mine looks like the oil is coming from the pressure sensor and somewhere higher up, toward the front of the block, below the exhaust manifold....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Thanks, guys. Well, out of respect to the...

Thanks, guys.

Well, out of respect to the guy who bought it, who also frequents this site, I'll just say that we both got what we wanted, and we are both very happy.

I ended up having 3 people...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
--- SOLD!!! --- Sold to a very nice young...

--- SOLD!!! ---

Sold to a very nice young guy who truly appreciates a well-maintained BMW.

Thanks to all for the advice.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-06-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Excellent advice. Unfortunately the mileage...

Excellent advice.

Unfortunately the mileage when repairs were done is an approximation because I did the repairs with a BMW mechanic friend - I didn't keep records of the mileage (note to self:...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-03-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Ha, ha, ha! And if I lift the suspension a couple...

Ha, ha, ha! And if I lift the suspension a couple inches, it will ride like a 4WD!
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-02-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Thanks, Gary. Probably not very smart to spend...

Thanks, Gary. Probably not very smart to spend money I can't recoup modifying the car.

I don't need to sell it. I just don't have a place to park it. But I'll figure something out.

My daughter...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Thinking about keeping it

So it appears that my 2000 528 iT is worth about $6500 at most. I just poked around to see what $6500 will get you these days:

I can get a VW Beetle, same year, same miles in OK condition.

I...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Thanks very much, Doorman. Doesn't make me all...

Thanks very much, Doorman. Doesn't make me all that happy that the value of these cars seems to have plummeted over the last year, tho.

I'd say you got a pretty good deal.

I'll see if I get...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-27-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
What's a fair price for this car?

Looking for advice from the forum. What should I price this car at?

I priced this comparatively with others I've seen for sale. As far as I could tell, $7k puts mine about in the middle of...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
Hi Gary, It's an automatic. I have more...

Hi Gary,

It's an automatic. I have more photos, too. The price is negotiable. LMK if you're interested
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By chocodile
FS: 2000 528 iT - $7125 OBO

Dark blue, tan interior, 116,650 miles.

Increasingly harder to find sport wagon, meticulously maintained, excellent condition. Exterior paint is near perfect with just a couple tiny dings and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-04-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 43,775
Posted By chocodile
Thanks for the great write up and everyone's...

Thanks for the great write up and everyone's replies. I replaced my auxiliary fan last weekend, and it was a total breeze.

I "cheaped out" and bought an aftermarket fan (Dorman). But it fit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,169
Posted By chocodile
3 bits of advice from a guy who has done a valve...

3 bits of advice from a guy who has done a valve cover gasket replacement 3 times on the same car...

Make sure the gasket doesn't slip when fitting the cover on, and that the gasket lines up with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,158
Posted By chocodile
Ok, here's an update: I just installed...

Ok, here's an update:

I just installed Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires over the weekend. Huge improvement. Quiet, smoother ride. But, the jittering persists on bumps - especially on corners....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-27-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,158
Posted By chocodile
Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't saying the 600...

Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't saying the 600 rating would render a softer ride, just that it's a pretty high rating. I'm actually looking for both - treadwear and soft ride. Seems like it's a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,158
Posted By chocodile
Thanks for the info, guys. I have been running...

Thanks for the info, guys. I have been running 32-35 psi on all tires since they were new. The KYB shocks are only 10 months old, so I'm reluctant to spend another $300 to replace them. Here's my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,158
Posted By chocodile
I have the stock rims, and the Michelins are...

I have the stock rims, and the Michelins are Pilot Sport A/S 225/55 ZR16 95W M+S.

The recommended stock tires are 225/60 R15 96 H M+S.
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