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Old 06-24-2020, 03:10 PM
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I will be selling my 4.8is sometime this year. Was planning to wait until closer to year end but might let it go sooner. We are moving/retiring in January and won’t have room or need for it.

Black Sapphire Metallic over black with sport seats. Just shy of 170k miles. Mechanically fine and properly maintained. Exterior needs clear coat respray because of some water spot pitting (like acid rain) and wheels (body color) need repaint. Would do tires while spiffing up the wheels so they don’t get handled any more than needed. Was going to do all of that before listing it but could go either way. Lexington, KY - an easy drive to ATL.

Would sell it now probably $5k minimum and if the paint is done and new tires $10-12k. Buyer must provide a story of need and love for it sufficient to convince my wife (who forms strong emotional ties to vehicles) to let it go to this good home. Story must be convincing but does not need to be true.
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:19 AM
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Old 07-03-2020, 03:37 PM
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I'm back and forth on selling mine:
132k miles, 17 zillion records since new.
I'm thinking of doing the sacrileage of buying newer Minivan.
2 hours from Atlanta.







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Supersprint Magnum Exhaust * 88C thermostat * Spal electric fan (fan clutch delete) * Bilstein HD struts and shocks with rear Suplex coil springs (air suspension delete) * OEM style 177 wheels

1997 BMW 532 M S52 engine / 5 speed (former 528iA) 18" M Parallel Wheels * Euro Armrest * Spal Electric Fan * Bilstein HD * M Sport Steering Wheel * OEM Aero Front Spoiler * Remus Exhaust * 530 / 540 324mm Front Brakes

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Old 07-03-2020, 04:22 PM
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Appreciate ya'll. Given he current situation, the wife wont let me go on a flight and run the risk of getting ill and possibly passing it onto to our little ones. I did find one locally (see below). Receipt of timing guides, chains and vanos complete as well as a host of other items from the PO. Is this really the going rate for these rigs now? I was expecting anywhere from the 5-8k range (depending on miles, condition and maint, of course).

Called the guy and he wouldnt budge at all from that price.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
I hate to use bad words but it's plain stupidity to install open cone style air filter right next to radiator so it can pull all that nice hot air and rob the HP.
And then people call it "Cold Air Intake".
Also, those aftermarket rear tailights kind a look cheap.
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Supersprint Magnum Exhaust * 88C thermostat * Spal electric fan (fan clutch delete) * Bilstein HD struts and shocks with rear Suplex coil springs (air suspension delete) * OEM style 177 wheels

1997 BMW 532 M S52 engine / 5 speed (former 528iA) 18" M Parallel Wheels * Euro Armrest * Spal Electric Fan * Bilstein HD * M Sport Steering Wheel * OEM Aero Front Spoiler * Remus Exhaust * 530 / 540 324mm Front Brakes

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Old 07-04-2020, 05:39 AM
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Thanks all! @bmw540san, that is a beautiful example! I would have definitely been interested, but I was able to pickup a clean example on Thursday, just before you posted. Super excited! Would take pics, but need to clean the rig up.

It is a 2006 4.8is Imola Red on cream interior with 67k on it. Was in pretty damn good condition with Valve Stems done recently along with great service records.
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:49 AM
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Thanks all! @bmw540san, that is a beautiful example! I would have definitely been interested, but I was able to pickup a clean example on Thursday, just before you posted. Super excited! Would take pics, but need to clean the rig up.

It is a 2006 4.8is Imola Red on cream interior with 67k on it. Was in pretty damn good condition with Valve Stems done recently along with great service records.
Thank you and congrats on your new ride!
That is awesome color and boogie man valve stems is gone.
Pics are must, lol.
I had to postpone my sale anyway after the dumb ass driver totaled my newly created 532 M:
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...-my-mega-build
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Supersprint Magnum Exhaust * 88C thermostat * Spal electric fan (fan clutch delete) * Bilstein HD struts and shocks with rear Suplex coil springs (air suspension delete) * OEM style 177 wheels

1997 BMW 532 M S52 engine / 5 speed (former 528iA) 18" M Parallel Wheels * Euro Armrest * Spal Electric Fan * Bilstein HD * M Sport Steering Wheel * OEM Aero Front Spoiler * Remus Exhaust * 530 / 540 324mm Front Brakes

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Old 07-04-2020, 06:52 AM
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Congrats! I had my eye on that 67k-mile Imola 4.8iS.. Very nice! The cleanest example I’ve seen available for a while. Very glad to see it found a good home!
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2005 E46 330i ZHP (TiAg) (stock)
2005 E53 X5 4.8iS (TiAg) (modded for fun)
2006 E46 M3 (Mystic Blue) (stock)
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:24 AM
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I could be talked into selling my 4.6is. She will command a premium given the nature of the maintenance ans upgrades. Details below:

Maintenance/Service Performed since 2015 (All new components):

- Timing guides/Timing Rails
- Timing Chain
- Vanos Seals & Replacement
- Upper & Lower Timing Cover Seals
- Valve Cover Gaskets
- Cooling System Overhaul: Water Pump, Thermostat, Auxiliary Pump, Clutch Fan, Coolant hoses, Heater core feed and return hoses, Valley Pan plate & Gasket, Coolant Reservoir, Trans coolant Thermostat
- Spark Plugs
- O2 Sensors
- Cam Sensors
- Serpentine Belt
- A/C Belt
- Belt Tensioners
- Idler Pulleys
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Filter
- Engine mounts
- Central locking switch

Repairs/Replacement:

- ZF Factory Remanufactured Automatic Transmission (30k miles on it since it was installed in 2016)
- Rear Main Seal
- Rear Engine block coolant seal/gasket
- Front Left & Right outer CV boot
- Complete Front suspension rebuild: Control arms, Thrust bushings, sway bar links, struts, strut mounts
- AC Evaporator
- AC blower resistor
- Window regulator - Right Front & Rear
- Door Handle Carrier - Left Rear & Right Front
- LCD Audio Screen
- Takata Airbag Recall

Upgrades & Enhancements:

- Dinan Engine Tune Stage III, Dinan Trans Tune Stage I, Dinan CAI, Dinan Large Throttle Body, Dinan
Exhaust with deck lid badge
-H&R Front Sport Springs
- Sachs Front Sport Struts
- BMW X5M 4 piston Brembo front Brakes
- BMW X5M Front Cross Drilled Rotors
- Front& Rear stainless steel braided brake line hoses
- BMW M Sport Steering Wheel
- Suede Headliner
- 4 refinished wheels
- New smoked grey Poplar wood trim throughout
- GROM bluetooth Audio
- 2 newer keys
- White LED interior lighting
- JL Audio speakers
- BSW X5 Custom Subwoofer
- BMW Front Windshield Comfort Glass
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:25 AM
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I could be talked into selling my 4.6is. She will command a premium given the nature of the maintenance ans upgrades. Details below:

Maintenance/Service Performed since 2015 (All new components):

- Timing guides/Timing Rails
- Timing Chain
- Vanos Seals & Replacement
- Upper & Lower Timing Cover Seals
- Valve Cover Gaskets
- Cooling System Overhaul: Water Pump, Thermostat, Auxiliary Pump, Clutch Fan, Coolant hoses, Heater core feed and return hoses, Valley Pan plate & Gasket, Coolant Reservoir, Trans coolant Thermostat
- Spark Plugs
- O2 Sensors
- Cam Sensors
- Serpentine Belt
- A/C Belt
- Belt Tensioners
- Idler Pulleys
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Filter
- Engine mounts
- Central locking switch

Repairs/Replacement:

- ZF Factory Remanufactured Automatic Transmission (30k miles on it since it was installed in 2016)
- Rear Main Seal
- Rear Engine block coolant seal/gasket
- Front Left & Right outer CV boot
- Complete Front suspension rebuild: Control arms, Thrust bushings, sway bar links, struts, strut mounts
- AC Evaporator
- AC blower resistor
- Window regulator - Right Front & Rear
- Door Handle Carrier - Left Rear & Right Front
- LCD Audio Screen
- Takata Airbag Recall

Upgrades & Enhancements:

- Dinan Engine Tune Stage III, Dinan Trans Tune Stage I, Dinan CAI, Dinan Large Throttle Body, Dinan
Exhaust with deck lid badge
-H&R Front Sport Springs
- Sachs Front Sport Struts
- BMW X5M 4 piston Brembo front Brakes
- BMW X5M Front Cross Drilled Rotors
- Front& Rear stainless steel braided brake line hoses
- BMW M Sport Steering Wheel
- Suede Headliner
- 4 refinished wheels
- New smoked grey Poplar wood trim throughout
- GROM bluetooth Audio
- 2 newer keys
- White LED interior lighting
- JL Audio speakers
- BSW X5 Custom Subwoofer
- BMW Front Windshield Comfort Glass
Talk about fully sorted X5!

The only thing I'd additionaly do is the rear air suspension delete. 6 years / 25k miles on my setup and I'm still in love.

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...gs-delete.html

Rear air bags are basicaly personal preference. While I agree that factory setup is great when is working, I dislike them because I could never have 6 years of trouble free operation as I have now.
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Supersprint Magnum Exhaust * 88C thermostat * Spal electric fan (fan clutch delete) * Bilstein HD struts and shocks with rear Suplex coil springs (air suspension delete) * OEM style 177 wheels

1997 BMW 532 M S52 engine / 5 speed (former 528iA) 18" M Parallel Wheels * Euro Armrest * Spal Electric Fan * Bilstein HD * M Sport Steering Wheel * OEM Aero Front Spoiler * Remus Exhaust * 530 / 540 324mm Front Brakes

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Old 07-07-2020, 10:17 AM
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I hear ya on the Air suspension delete! In fact, I got the "Self Leveling Suspension Inactive" warning on a few weeks ago, luckily it was just the 30A fuse in the trunk
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