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Old 05-26-2011, 01:08 AM
Yakabimmer Yakabimmer is offline
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Should I pull the trigger on a 83 533i

I found a 83 533i for 500$ on cl. The inside I guess is "shot to hell" and has a blown head gasket. I dont mind the inside being all rough but the blown head gasket is concernin. Should I run away from this deal? I would be trading the old family toyota camry for it. What should I look at when I go see the car? Any big run away signs?
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:14 AM
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So the seats are really tore up looks like someone cut them and kept using then so the slits got bigger and bigger. How hard of a job if the blown head gasket? I dont mind turning wrenches on the car. The nice bmw bbs tires that are on it will be going on my dad's 635csi and i'll take his old ones. Any ideas where I could get seats for cheap or what would be a good donor car from a wrecking yard?

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(posted on my phone so sorry for any typos)
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:50 AM
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HI changing the head is not horrible, but you want to go buy a Bentley manual, do not buy the other brands, because they suck. As to the seats, what color do you have? I do have a Pearl Beige front seat for 50 plus shipping.

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:40 AM
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Well I'm not sure what color they are I haven't gotten the car yet not sure if I'm going to. It seems like a basket case of a bimmer

here is some pictures- photobucket.com/1983bmw533i

How long would it take to do the head gasket and what are the chances of there being bigger problems like a cracked or warped head? The guy that has the car now bought it like that and didn't realize it was blown.

How much would shipping be on something like a seat to 98902? (just a rough estimate)

thanks Andy for the response

Yaka
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