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Old 12-03-2012, 03:42 PM
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Location: Concord, NH
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Mein Auto: 1990 BMW 525i
Talking Proud to be a BMW owner

A few months ago I bought my first BMW, a 1990 525i. I set about to bring the car back to its former glory, starting off with engine work. The car over all isn't perfect, clear coat has burnt off, leather has some rips, and in need of a new fuel gauge and AFM. Yesterday I went out and picked up a compression tester because, just due to age, I expected there to be leakage. I did previously do a head gasket but the block is original and the head is untouched, and when I tested the compression each cylinder read out a solid 175 (156 minimum according to Bentley). After 22 years and over 249,000 miles and no compression loss, now that's German quality.
Year: 1990
Model: 525i
Transmission: 5 speed
Mileage: 250k
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