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Old 12-29-2012, 05:31 PM
pockomoth pockomoth is offline
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Mein Auto: 635csi
Hi Jon, the Ms are different from the standard e24s. I have an '85 635, and got kind of screwed by the previous owner. If I had to do it over again, I would have a pre purchase inspection done. If I had done this, the mechanic would have seen that some things were held on with inappropriate fasteners, that the coolant used was anti gunk and affected both the heater and a/c (even though both worked), as I had to rework and recharge both, and could have picked up other shortcuts that my untrained eye couldn't. If you're a DIY guy you won't need it, then mostly look for electrical issues, they are the most common faults. And remember that interior bits are not available new, so if the seats are tattered or the speaker pods behind the rear seats are worn out they will be almost impossible to replace. I'm not sure if the tires on Ms are the metrics like on the 635s, but if they are, you cannot replace the tires so a new set of wheels that fit current modern size tires are in your future.

In short, mechanical things don't seem to be an issue, but electrical, interior and tires are.

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