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#1 (permalink) Old 01-25-2005, 11:43 AM
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Some guy is selling his E30 325is for 2,500. he says the car's only problem is an fuel leak , he says he notices that the fuel goes really fast when he drives it. if it is something small like a line replacment that no biggy. but anyway the car got 160,000 miles on it, from the pics that he sent me it got two rust spots. here are those pics. what you think about it. can those be easy to fix/remove. i been looking for an upgrade from my 318i it kinda lacks power.

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I dont know dude, it doesnt seem worth it, I got mine for 2000 and the only thing that didnt work was the AC. Those rust spots seem pretty big and that gas tank or line replacement seems a little much for 2500, but its just my opinion,
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I'm thinking the same thing. Rust shows how the car was maintained and if the owner can see a dramatic decrease in fuel levels when driving around, I would think something is seriously wrong. Depending on what the cost for fixing the fuel problem is, I wouldn't pay much more than $1500.

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i saw that car on craigslist for boston too... theres some other e30's on there right now.. check em out.

theres a good deal on a 93 325i for 5400.. and a 328i with 90k on it for 7500.

thats alot more money though..

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if i were you, id pass on that E30 for 325iS. That damage and the gas leak isnt worth dealing with. After a while you will think to yourself "why did i get this car" cuz it has that huge ass lame thing on the side, and it will cost more to fix then you baught for the car.

Id keep looking if i were you, there were tons of E30's made, and im sure you can find one np.

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Maybe there isn't a petrol leak but the engine is drinking it up. I agree with everyone else-rust spot really big and does not seem worth the asking price.

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yea i been lookin for a 325i or is for a long time and this is the only one that iv come around. il try talking about the price or just keep lookin.
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Keep looking mate, theres always a nice one around the corner! if you buy that fo $2500 (£1,339) WOW thats alot of money mate! just think about it!

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don't get any E30 with visible rust spots. If there is rust visible think about how much there could be that is not visible at the moment. Rust is a pain in the ass to fix. Keep looking, you will find one sooner or later.

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Originally posted by tyro2001@Jan 25 2005, 11:43 AM
Some guy is selling his E30 325is for 2,500. he says the car's only problem is an fuel leak , he says he notices that the fuel goes really fast when he drives it. if it is something small like a line replacment that no biggy. but anyway the car got 160,000 miles on it, from the pics that he sent me it got two rust spots. here are those pics. what you think about it. can those be easy to fix/remove. i been looking for an upgrade from my 318i it kinda lacks power.

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thats greg garvins car?
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if so i wouldnt pay that much.
it had some trany problems

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yea i been lookin for a 325i or is for a long time and this is the only one that iv come around. il try talking about the price or just keep lookin.
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your dude there was a 1991 325i red that was real nice for 2000 no bady damage it was clean i just didn't have the money for the time he need to sell it by also it was auto


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Maybe there isn't a petrol leak but the engine is drinking it up. I agree with everyone else-rust spot really big and does not seem worth the asking price.
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maybe its running really lean, and justs pumping way too much fuel into the car, take out the plugs and if they're really black just take it to a shop and get the fuel mixture adjusted back to normal and that should solve your problem. also go ahead and change the wires and plugs if it hasn't already been done.

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how will i know when i have found the right one?
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Im new to this forum. But!! I searched for my e30 for 2 years!! The fuel leak is a very easy fix if u have some kind of mehcanical knowledge. Follow the lines check under the back seat too. My bimmer (84 318i) had a fuel leak under my back seat. The filler tube for the gas tank is on the passenger side. Pop the bottom of the seat up and check that tube, mine was all corroded and damp from gas. If u can take ur bimmer to a shop and be able to tell them exactly what to fix rather then have them find whats worng you can save ALOT of money. That rust is bad on the bottom of the drivers door. Looks as if you would need a new door to go the cheapest route. I think it could be a nice car especially bein an "s", but im not sure how far your willing to go. Keep looking!!!! e30's are awesome.
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