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Old 05-11-2007, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by drw1926 View Post
Oh yah, it's a good assignment. Better than my last one (Tikrit, Iraq.) You're right, I'm in the Army.
You are right. Much much better.

Originally Posted by drw1926 View Post
The actual colour is Sappire Blue (or Saphir Blau in Bimmer-Speak). But yeah, it really kind of favours Arctic.
Ach, I remember Saphirblau. The car is gorgeous. I wish I had room for it.

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BTW, a friend of mine is offering to buy the car for $5500. I really don't want to sell it...at all. But it will save me $1000-1500 shipping if I sell it (Uncle Sam only ships one POV for you; you have to ship any others at cost.) Even though she is slow as hell...and old...and the clutch just went out as I stated...it is so much fun to drive. I really like the 'greenhouse' atmosphere, so easy to see all around you. I wanted to do some mild mods to it as well, like an LSD, sport exhaust, maybe a few more things. Not to mention I need a second car (not a new one though), for those days when I just don't feel like (or can't) ride the motorcycle.

I easily have $8k in the car all told...if I ship it that's at least $9k total. Also, some of the guys on the Bimmerforums Hawaii community thread advised against bringing an E21 to Oahu...they said it will start rusting quickly (due to the salty air.) (There is NO rust anywhere on the car at this point.)

I know that 2002s were prone to rust in some spots but I never encountered any with my E21s. Granted, I only had mine for 9 years.

I would also assume that the folks in Hawaii might know more about local conditions although I really have trouble imagining it rusting out overnight.

You are right, this is a toughie.

I guess I would probably take it with me and risk it.

Oh, and you should consider putting a 2002 exhaust manifold and eliminating the cat. That's what I did and I definitely gained a few hp. A friend who was expert in all things E21 told me that the 2002 exhaust manifold would do about the same for me as headers and since this was closer to OEM, I went with it.
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