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Old 11-05-2013, 06:41 PM
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repair ?'s

looking to get this bad boy.
http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/cto/4129005436.html

the pros:
pixes and cluster are new.
head gasket was done at 140k
new wp
new alt
new ps pump
new valve body
body is clean and straight
interior is 9 out of 10

the cons:
has 160k
PS head rest gear slips and won't go up
interior wood has been wrapped with silver carbonfiber.
hood need repaint most likely
the corners on the bumper where the spray nozzles for the headlights are, are all cracked.
bumper needs repaint.
has some kind of oil leak
has some kind of alpena lip on front that i'm not sure of yet.


the ? is can i take the carbon fiber off the wood without hurting it?
where do i get new bumper corners with spran nozzles?
how much should it cost to repaint the hood and front bumper(no body work needed)?
thanks ya'll
look forward to getting into a 740isport.

p.s. what else shoul i look at?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:20 PM
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These carbon wraps aren't snap and clicked on. They most likely used glue. My feeling is that you will need new parts.



"where do i get new bumper corners with spran nozzles?"
realoen.com
pelicanparts.com (I have used this site and these guys are great!)
There are hundreds of sites out there plus your local bone-yard.



"how much should it cost to repaint the hood and front bumper(no body work needed)?"

There is always some bodywork needed. The shop doesn't just mask and spray. They need to prep the areas first. You will need to check with a body-shop for paint rates. I think I have paid $85.00 per hr. for my work 3 years ago.

As far as what else to look for, get used to sites like this one...

http://www.e38.org/

and this...

http://www.meeknet.co.uk/e38/

and there are many more like them.

Welcome and good luck!!

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:32 PM
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also under the hood and on the firewall there are what look to be to intake doors? they are spring loaded, one is broken is this a big deal?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:36 PM
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That is for air to get into the cabin. If the door stays open then you won't have the option of recirculating cabin air. Not a big deal.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:38 PM
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is it expensive to fix?
that is my main ?, are these problems worth my time or should i walk away?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:00 PM
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Those flaps are pushed open when the hood closes. The only time they close is when the hood it up. Any of the part out guys, including myself, will have these available for buy. Ebay is actually a good source for these misc parts if you can find what you need from members.

Did they do the timing chain guides when they did the engine work. That would be a BIG plus. Price is decent for the work that has been done. VERY decent if guides were done. I would also check to see if suspension work has been done recently. Good luck.
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