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Old 03-30-2014, 03:04 PM
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2007 328iA sludge

My Wife went out yesterday and came back with a 110k 328i.

It is for our Daughter that has thrashed her 06 Mazda 6 that was at best worth 3k, they gave 5500 and we paid 5k out the door.

It runs ok except for an intermittent drop/surge in idle sitting at lights about a minute apart.

The dash shows -12000 when starting, which I assume means it needed it's service 12k+ ago?

It came from a dealer and I can unwind the deal what do you guys think?







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several hot oil changes, back to back, engine flush, seafoam, maybe some diesel fuel - this engine needs some loving... if you don't want to get involved - unwind the deal...

if the paid price sits well with you and you want to breathe new lease on life into the engine - keep it...

how about other components? the cooling system? the suspension? the electronics? tranny?
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The rest us ok, main beams don't work, has no spare nor run flats, back window needs to be pushed once opened, after I did that door won't open (not telling them I r&rd the door) I am thrilled with 5500 as the Mazda was a mess)
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The rest us ok, main beams don't work, has no spare nor run flats, back window needs to be pushed once opened, after I did that door won't open (not telling them I r&rd the door) I am thrilled with 5500 as the Mazda was a mess)
Not as thrilled as the dealer was to get 5500 for it.

Looks pretty rough. Can you do major engine work yourself? If not, dump it IMO.
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Not as thrilled as the dealer was to get 5500 for it.

Looks pretty rough. Can you do major engine work yourself? If not, dump it IMO.
I have no intention of wrenching on this motor, although I am capable.

the dealer gave 5500 for a thrashed 80k+ 2006 Mazda 6 (6cyl), a car I would have been stuck with, I gave the Mazda & 5k Tax, License & registration paid out the door, so about 8k total for this 328.

My plan is to take it back, ask them to perform the service needed to clean the motor & a 1 year 12k warranty on the motor and anything this sludge being belched through the system damages (egr, 02 sensors, cats, exhausts ect.

They most likely will say no, I will take back the Mazda & walk.
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I would back out of that deal personally.

Trying to flush that much sludge out of a motor could plug your oil pick-up screen and toast the engine.

Not to mention the other problems you mentioned...you may be able to do the work but parts are not inexpensive.
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He agreed to do all the work and give us a 12 month 12k warranty on the motor & anything barfing the sludge out might damage.

Here is the INPA error scan.

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