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Old 05-22-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
utooh
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Location: Woodland Hills, California
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My Ride: 2003 325i, 2016 328i
FS: ****SOLD**** 2003 BMW 325i Sedan; overheated engine/does not run

***SOLD****
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2003 BMW 325i Sedan

140,307 MILES
I am the sole owner since buying brand new on April 16, 2003
Complete maintence records and more available
Car Location: Woodland Hills, California 91364
Not Willing to Ship
Asking Price: $1000. cash, as is.
2.5L I6 RWD Auto
(DOES NOT RUN; ENGINE NOT WORKING; OVERHEATED see mechanic's notes below)
Orient Blue Metallic
Black Leather
Premium Package
- moonroof
- auto-dimming rear view mirror
- Myrtle wood trim
- Power seats w/driver memory
- on-board computer
- rain-sensing windshield wipers
- automatic headlight control
Engine NOT WORKING: 2.5 Liter DOHC 24-valve inline six-cylinder engine with Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing and dual resonance intake system
Auto transmission with steptronic Five-speed manual transmission with normal or sport mode setting
Good New Tires Oct. 2016 Michelin performance
New radiator fan and fan clutch both genuine BMW parts (before this was the source of rattle sound not the Vanos which I did the beisen replacment of seals and rattle fix, too bad it overheated because I finally had it purring nice sound and great new responsiveness after cleaning all electrical contacts and cleaning the MAF
Four-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control
Dynamic Stability Control with All Season Traction
Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering
Strut-type front suspension with forged-aluminum lower arms
Multi-link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse arms
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
16 x 7.0 alloy wheels
Dual front threshold "Smart" airbags for driver and passenger [both replaced after recall]
Dual front door-mounted side-impact airbags
Head Protection System for front seats
Interlocking door anchoring system for side impacts
Height adjustable front safety belts with automatic pretensioners and force limiters
Halogen free-form low-beam headlights and foglights

Vehicle & Key Memory
Remote entry including 2-step unlocking and remote trunk release
Automatic climate control with micro-filter (recently replaced) air re-circulation
Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with cruise, audio, and accessory phone controls
Tilt/telescopic steering column

Uninstalled: Original Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with 10 speakers, RDS and diversity antenna system "BMW Business CD"

Installed: audiophile grade pioneer DEH-80PRS (MOSFET 50 W x 4 interal amp) CD,CD-R/RW,Tuner,Media playback(iTunes AAC,MP3/WMA,WAV,CD text,Disc List,RDS, ( http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...vers/DEH-80PRS
) with newer speakers and an Alpine Amp with Subwoofer (in the trunk).
It has bluetooth for the cellphone hands-free calling hooked up and working, volume and track control on steering wheel, and two USB wires in glove box for music on USB sticks or iPod or iPhone. Bluetooth audio streaming input, Remote Control, SD/SDHC memory card slot, 28-Bit Binary Floating-Point DSP and 3-Way Digital Network: (high,mid, & low frequence range adjustable filters with high and low cut-offs and variable slope cut-offs), Auto-adjusting equalizer setup with pink-noise microphone, Auto Time Alignment, AUX input analog, bluetooth and radio updatable firmware from Pioneer's web site, Pandora complatible with Apple iOS app needs interface cable not included (CD-IU51),Burr-BrownŽ 24-bit D/A Converters,L/R Independent 16-Band Digital Equalizer. Multi-Color screen (setup to match the color of car interior lights, adjustable)

8-way power adjustable front seats (includes 2-way headrests (not powered))
Check Control vehicle monitor system
Service interval indicator with miles-to-service display
Fully finished trunk with reversible mat and tool kit
Electronic interior trunk release
Heated dual-power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
PRE-WIRING for cellular phone, alarm system, integrated garage door opener and CD changer
Final Assembly Point: Regensburg, Germany; Engine and Transmission: Germany

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Front center armrest w/storage compartment
Footwell lighting
Front map reading lights
Locking glove box w/rechargeable take-out flashlight
Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
Max Thermal protection window tint on 5 windows

BMW 3 Series Service Manual 1999 -> 2005 E46 Bentley Publishing
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Regarding Engine Failure description from BMW Dealership mechanic:
"#1 CLIENT STATES WHILE DRIVING THE TEMP GUAGE SHOT UP AND THERE WAS SMOKE AND THE VEHICLE STOPPED RUNNING [OR I SHUT IT OFF, CANT REMEMBER]... TOWED INTO DEALERSHIP.
INSPECTED ENGINE AND FOUND UPPER HOSE POPPED OFF THERMOSTAT. REPLACED HOSE SO I COULD ATTEMTP TO START ENGINE. AFTER REPLACEMENT AND COOLANT TOP OFF ENGINE WOULD CRANK BUT WOULD NOT START. INSPECTED OIL FILTER AND FOUND OIL TO BE WATTERY AND METALLIC. COOLANT MIXED WITH OIL IN OVERHEAT SITUATION. ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE HEAD GASKET MAY PULL THREADS FROM BLOCK. REC REPLACEMENT ENGINE.
#2 PERFORMED COMPLIMENTARY 32 POINT VISUAL INSPECTION [nothing noted]"
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You must be 18 years of age or older

Local in person sale only.

- Cash (in person)

AS IS - NO WARRANTY
This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale.

Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Bidder hereby acknowledges he has read, understands and accepts the provisions of this warranty statement for the above-identified vehicle.
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