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Hey guys I just joined your forum... its awesome but I have a question right now i drive a 2000 323i with 187xxx miles.., runs fantastic. I'm currently looking at buying a 2002 325 ci with an active autowerks e supercharger , shtick cam shaft, uuc exhaust and a bunch of other aftermarket parts its 5 speed and has 109xxx miles whay i want to know is is that car going to be reliable as my 323 or will the supercharger give me some problems down the road ex. Blown head gasket, or top end rebuild or tranny rebuild or do you think I will be good thanks for looking guys your help is much apreciated.
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There's so much unknown to take into account.
Who did the work...are they competent?
Modified cars (no matter what make/model) are always something I shy away from because I don't want to deal with someone else's mistakes. I'd rather start with a bone stock model and modify it (or pay a professional) to my liking.

My .02 (for what it's worth as a newbie to BMW)...I'd avoid a highly modified car unless I knew the person selling it, who did the work, and I trusted that it was done properly. From a stranger...no way!!
Thanks man i do know he had all the work done professionally from AA ans BMW if that makes a difference at all. And i'd love to start from bone stock but I don't have that kind of money I'm looking to upgrade to a quicker nicer Beemer.
Is that what he told you...or did he show you receipts?
Could you contact the people that did the work and ask about the details?

If I were considering this car (and it does sound bad ass)...I would HAVE to talk to the people that did the work to verify they actually did it, and I would want an independent BMW specialist that performs similar high-performance modifications to inspect the work on the car.

If all this stuff checked out...then (and only then) would I consider making an offer.
This is only my opinion and I'm just sharing.

I would pass. If someone really knows what he's doing, I don't see why he bought a 323 then put a supercharge on it. The way I see, someone bought the car thinking it will be a really fast car then realized it's not and try to addmore HP. There is too much details to check if everything will run fine for a while. It's a big risk IMO.

If it was a real enthusiastic, he would bought a 330 or M3 in the first place.
He does have recipts and dyno sheet at 312 hp. and my brother is a mechanic he will be coming with me tomorrow to see the car he used to be a head mechanic at Mercedes Benz so he knows German cars he knows a lot lol. You see I just wanna know if it will give any problems for the next 3 years my friend is trying to tell me oh the motors gunna blow or the trans will blow becaude of the stress of the supercharger. I just wish I could know if it will have problems within about 50xxx miles if so what kind and how much money to fix.
@spikes its a 325 I drive a 323 right now
Oups I got mixed up. But still...It's possible of course that the car is in good shape, but what's the odds?
@spikes its a 325 I drive a 323 right now
Look wise its flawless the motor LOOKS real clean
I don't think any E46 (modified or not) will have 50k miles of flawless (no problems) driving.
Will you experience a catastrophic failure in 50k miles...nobody can guess that man. But you ARE more likely to experience major mechanical issues than a properly maintained E46 in original condition.

I think you really do know the answer to your question is...YES - this car is more risky than a well maintained original car. How much mileage you can get out of it...really it's a gamble, and the odds are stacked against you because no matter how perfectly this car was modified the addition of forced induction DOES add stress to major components. There's no getting around that.

Out of the 109k miles on the car -- how many are with the modifications? Did he just modify it, or has it been this way for 50k miles already?
Do you know the name of the place that did the blower install/tune ? How long ago ?
Look wise its flawless the motor LOOKS real clean
I'm no expert but my 2 cents worth....

There really isn't any guarantee! High performance cars that have been modified have increased overall stress and the likelihood of something going wrong at any given moment. And I'm sure you will power this baby every opportunity you get, thus aforementioned may apply.

Follow as suggested earlier and if satisfied... make your decision from there.

Good luck mate.
I do know the answer lol o know causes more stress but I've always had great luck with beemers. It was installed profesionally either AA or BMW I can't remember exactly but it was one of the two and ill find out when I go see it tomorrow how long he's had it and how much boost he's runnin it at
Btw you guys and this forum are awesome Im a Beemer and mustang guy well Beemer now i used to have mustangs but there forums suck it takes them like 2 weeks to answer my question the support on this forum is great thanks guys
My quick opinion without reading anything really. Is don't get one over 180k miles period.
No my 323i has 187506 the 325ci I'm looking at has 109xxx
If you`re gonna hang here, you`ll have to use the proper terminology...."Beemers" have two wheels, "Bimmers" have four....
Btw you guys and this forum are awesome Im a Beemer and mustang guy well Beemer now i used to have mustangs but there forums suck it takes them like 2 weeks to answer my question the support on this forum is great thanks guys
Haha sorry man bimmers it is. And guys I wasn't able to look at the car today im going Monday but I found out more its his pleasure car not his DD so its real clean its the stock gear box with a stage 2 clutch so I figure as long as it has a good clutch that will take most of the abuse from the added power for the trans. I also found out from 3-4 k Rpms it puts out about 4 lbs of boost 5-6 k rpms it puts out about 6-8 lbs of boost and 6- redline it gets close to 11 lbs of boost. Does that sound good like the tranny will hold up on this bimmer for awhile granted I'm going to use it as a DD so I'm not going to beat on the car ill use the power but not abuse it.
If you`re gonna hang here, you`ll have to use the proper terminology...."Beemers" have two wheels, "Bimmers" have four....
I'm going to check out and potentially buy the bummer today any final opinions or feedback??
Good luck!! Sounds like a fun ride. Post pics ASAP if you do buy it.
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