Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

FS: 1989 white m3 71k Near perfect w/mods

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • evo1313
    replied
    new price

    I sent out a couple second chance offers to some bidders, I wanted to offer it to you guys also.

    $22,500

    To the first one with the cash.
    This should go quick at that price.

    Any questions, let me know.
    Travis
    801-634-0273

    Leave a comment:


  • E30fan
    replied
    Originally posted by evo1313 View Post
    My elevation is about 4400 ft. the tube length used was about 19-20 inches long. I was trying to get this done before the auction ended so it might put aside any ones doubts. If it doesnt sell during the auction, I will take it to the BMW dealership and have a leakdown done.
    Thanks for the help and info.


    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AUTOMERGED! There's no thread "bumping" or "double posting" within a 24hr period. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


    next Bid Meets Reserve! this Car Will Sell!
    4400 feet is damn high, a leakdown test is very necessary. I'm pretty sure your engine is on-spec, you probably just have some funky readings.

    Leave a comment:


  • evo1313
    replied
    My elevation is about 4400 ft. the tube length used was about 19-20 inches long. I was trying to get this done before the auction ended so it might put aside any ones doubts. If it doesnt sell during the auction, I will take it to the BMW dealership and have a leakdown done.
    Thanks for the help and info.


    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AUTOMERGED! There's no thread "bumping" or "double posting" within a 24hr period. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


    next Bid Meets Reserve! this Car Will Sell!
    Last edited by evo1313; 10-31-2008, 09:58 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

    Leave a comment:


  • Thor
    replied
    Originally posted by evo1313 View Post
    I just re-did the test on a relatively warm engine and the numbers were , 181, 181, 182, 183. From what some of you say, those might be a little low but I can assure you that the motor runs strong and tight, just like new.
    What is your elevation? This will affect things as well. How long is the tubing between the cylinder and the pressure gauge? Something else to consider.

    If you're getting the impression that compression checks are hard to quantify, you're on the right track. If you are serious about selling the car and want people to know, without a doubt, that your engine is strong, then get a leakdown test. This test is similar but the shop will supply compressed air at a known pressure -- and it's this controlled environment that removes so much of the uncertainty. It might cost you $75, but it will ward off lowballers who ask for $5k off your price due to a tired engine.

    BTW, your numbers look decent. It's rather unlikely that a tired engine would have such consistent numbers.
    Last edited by Thor; 10-31-2008, 02:19 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • thizzelle
    replied
    mine are in the 200's also i think

    Leave a comment:


  • evo1313
    replied
    I just re-did the test on a relatively warm engine and the numbers were , 181, 181, 182, 183. From what some of you say, those might be a little low but I can assure you that the motor runs strong and tight, just like new.

    Leave a comment:


  • drwillb
    replied
    While you are at it (the old while you're in there.....) you should have a leakdown test done as well.

    I am very interested in your car but the low comp. numbers are a concern eventhough they are all even.

    Leave a comment:


  • E30fan
    replied
    Originally posted by M3 Mitch View Post
    Make sure the engine is warmed up, take all 4 plugs out, make sure the battery is well-charged so it cranks at the full speed, make sure you fully open the throttle while doing the test, best to pull the fuel pump relay so you don't flood it.
    Great advice. Also, make sure the comp test is done "wet", i.e. with a bit (just a few drops) of oil poured into the cylinder. This will also greatly affect compression, especially on cars that aren't driven that much. Most Ferrari guys know this trick, and from what I hear it makes a big difference, particularly if the car has been sitting in a shop for a few days. Cheers, and damn this economy, your car should have sold for the asking price a long time ago. GL with the sale.

    Leave a comment:


  • M3 Mitch
    replied
    Make sure the engine is warmed up, take all 4 plugs out, make sure the battery is well-charged so it cranks at the full speed, make sure you fully open the throttle while doing the test, best to pull the fuel pump relay so you don't flood it.

    Leave a comment:


  • evo1313
    replied
    I will re-do the compression check myself and post the results. For as nice as this car is and as strong as it drives, I highly doubt there is problem with the motor.

    Leave a comment:


  • GK-E30M3
    replied
    i have a 73k mile car and my compresion was 200 to 205 on 4 cylinders

    Leave a comment:


  • evo1313
    replied
    The car was at my dads house (350 miles away) when I had him take it to my mechanic to do the copression test. I called the mechanic after I was told the numbers because I questioned it a little myself. He said that the biggest thing to look for on a compression test is a small % of variance between all the cylinders. The actual LBS. is not as important and can vary quite a bit from one guage to another.

    I had this mechanic inspect EVERYTHING about 6 months ago and he was amazed at the condition of all the mechanical parts. I trust this mechanic completely. He has built 4 motors for me and my dad and has done tons of work on my fathers collection of cars. With all of our cars, money is not as important as quality when it comes to service and mechanical and this mechanic knows if something is not right, we will fix it and he couldnt advise any work that the car needed.

    I have driven quite a few e30 m3's and this one is by far the cleanest, most sound one I have ever driven.

    Leave a comment:


  • ct_m3
    replied
    I love white M3s...wish mine was driving instead of sitting apart. Those are low compression numbers even though they are even across the board. I would expect all cylinders to be over 200 easily on a 71k mile car. For reference, my 200k mile, non rebuilt engine has 190 across all four cylinders. For what you are trying to get out of the car you may need to figure this out, or lower the price.

    Leave a comment:


  • evo1313
    replied
    Its up on EBAY if anyone interested.

    Leave a comment:


  • evo1313
    replied
    Price lowered to $25k

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X