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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Up for sale is my factory ordered 2000 328i 5-speed (E46). Asking $2700 - Please serious inquiries only! kbsilver@optonline.net
Basic information:

    216K miles – M52 engine runs perfectly – burns no oil
    Orient Blue with Grey leather interior
    No exterior rust
    Premium Package + Sport springs and sway bars (regular comfort seats)
    Drives and runs well
    Everything works – No CEL – No latent codes
    Includes many extras (Mounted Snows, Bentley Manual, Peake Code reader)
    Repairs last 2 years include replacement of steering rack and starter
    May 2000 build – factory ordered and owned by a single family
    Recent oil change, Akebono Euro Ceramic brakes
    Most maintenance records available
    VIN: WBAAM5348YKG18963


The car runs very well for its age, has a current inspection and should pass without issue. While the car runs fine now, this is high mileage and will require some TLC and work to make the next 100K miles. A perfect vehicle for a DIY E46 enthusiast.

Following is a VERY complete list of all the known items the car currently requires:

Cosmetic (all optional depending on buyer needs):
    While the paint is still glossy, the car does some have hail dents, and expected road rash normal on the front of a car with this mileage.
    There are no tears in the leather but the front driver’s seat and arm rest needs to be recolored, and the rear seat back needs to be restitched on each side of the center panel.


Mechanical:
    Common oil leaks at valve cover gasket, oil filter housing and vanos hose
    All power steering hoses leaking
    Front struts need to be completely rebuilt, only item to be reused is the spring
    Windshield cover and Left Bulkhead plastic trim panels need to be replaced

Other detected items:
    The on-board computer (OBC) display selector only works occasionally. Caused by a broken wire in the directional signal stalk that can be repaired at no cost.
    Driver side view mirror motors do not work.

Finally the clutch is the factory original. While it currently operates fine and may last another 100K miles, it probably won’t (also dependent on how the car is driven). When it needs a clutch I would recommend doing the flex disc (guibo) and replacing all the shifter bushings at the same time (or short shift kit).

Pictures here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fq37vmei7l4o17k/AACJGKnNM-kpTM-K-vtiL1sna?dl=0

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'11 335D & '17 340GT The 2000 328i has come back home!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:18 am 
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Neat car! Good luck with the sale! Long live the e46!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:10 pm 
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If I had a 3 bay garage this would be simple, I'd just keep it. But she deserves to be driven and enjoyed. It is amazing that even after all these miles, how similar the car runs/drives now to as when it was brand new. Will we be saying the same thing about BMW's made today?

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'11 335D & '17 340GT The 2000 328i has come back home!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:36 pm 
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You're not alone. If I had a bigger garage, I'd have done the same. I miss my e46 like nothing else.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:56 pm 
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I've gone ahead and replaced the sagging headliner. If I start wrenching on the car I'll no longer be inclined to sell it. Perfect first car for an enthusiast willing to DIY a few repairs.

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