- Mar 12, 2007528e fans...
The old girl is dying. I can't seem to repair her fast enough... Just
put new tires on the beast but sprung a leak. Battled with rusty and
thinwalled fuel lines last weekend and got her running again. For now.
Ready to swap in the new front left wheel hub. I'll install the new
lower control arm at the same time. Then new tie rods. Assuming
nothing else breaks this week.
At 564000 kilometres and many harsh Canadian winters and a lot of abuse
on race tracks, I think this might be the last winter.
Dry those eyes, chins up! I am foolishly considering a replacement of,
yes, the same vintage. But I'd like to find a "clean" car, meaning
I'm starting to check the AutoTrader.com for E28 cars. I have two 1984
528e cars now so a fair number of parts...
The 535 is an option but not my first choice; M5 is out of my snack
bracket. Mileage is not really critical. Colour not important. Paint
condition not important. Manual; not automatic. Sunroof would be nice
(did they all have that?). Seat condition not important. Chassis,
floorboards, shock towers needs to be very free of rust. Dents and
scratches OK but panels should be in good overall shape.
All of you in Texas and Florida and Missouri and parts south (i.e. road
salt free)? Maybe you can keep an eye out. If you know of a wrecker
with a good car with blown engine... Someone selling their old baby.
Or a barn car. I'll take good care of it.
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