A starting point for service considerations: Tyres, battery, ALL fluids during MAJOR service, spark plugs, waterpump, t'stat, radiator flush, compression check. Maybe to start with: spin it up with fresh oil and oil filter, two batteries, no spark plugs installed and coil disconnected. When you get the oil light out THEN compression check, fire it up and see. Good luck - hope it goes well for you
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
E23 735i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
E21 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
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