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Old 10-29-2012, 02:41 PM
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Question 2001 740il Sport Alpine White Engine is going

Hi everyone I am new.

I am looking for someone who would like to buy my great condition alpine white bmw 740il sport model. One owner, all of the maintenance receipts. My mechanic just told me that the ticking noise in my engine means the engine is going. Everything else on the car is great - new tires, allow wheels, garaged. I'd love to have it fixed to keep it myself but $4k is beyond my means right now because I was recently laid off. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:03 PM
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:19 PM
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I think about $3500 OBO. I can send you some photos this evening, so when you receive them could you give me any feedback on how much you think it is worth? Live in central Orange County, California.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:43 PM
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sure. probably too high for me to purchase (because of shipping price), but i could probably give you an idea of what you may fetch on the market

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:33 PM
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Must be one hell of a 'ticking noise'. IMO don't be in too much of a hurry to sell.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:15 PM
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Hi everyone I am new.

I am looking for someone who would like to buy my great condition alpine white bmw 740il sport model. One owner, all of the maintenance receipts. My mechanic just told me that the ticking noise in my engine means the engine is going. Everything else on the car is great - new tires, allow wheels, garaged. I'd love to have it fixed to keep it myself but $4k is beyond my means right now because I was recently laid off. Any suggestions?
Thank you!
Carol
Can you e-mail me some pics and details,,,,,,,,,Thanks
Carmen Cangelo629@aol.com
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:56 PM
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Must be one hell of a 'ticking noise'. IMO don't be in too much of a hurry to sell.
+1. Must be a timebomb, literally.

Edit: Might be an obvious suggestion, but make sure it's got oil! We're all human.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:34 PM
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Can you expand in what the mechanic said was wrong? Id say its a little unlikely that the thing will just eat itself as long as its maintained :-)

Heck, maybe we could guide you to a DIY fix for whatever ails your baby.

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:26 AM
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Is your car otherwise in decent condition? an '01 sport is the arguable gem of the E38 line- someone might be looking to dupe you out of it. If it's been beat on all it's life- you may have some issues. I'd be critically analyzing the diagnosis of "engine going" WAY before thinking of selling.

that said- miles / pics / how much do you want? (interest intentionally demonstrated to emphasize my point)
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