BMW 318i E36 Touring Estate 1998. Advertised elsewhere so might end anytime. PLEASE DO READ THE WHOLE LISTING. Good useful, solid, reliable driver. Car located near Northampton.
Selling on behalf my partners family aquired this car for her uncle inOctober 2012 and he has driven it 50,000 miles since then, but now, sadly,is no longer able to make use of it due to failing health. This is an ideal winter workcar and daily driver,MOT 11 months 'til 8th Nov 2018, V5c PresentStarts First time every time, even in sub-zero conditions. Goes and stops as it should. Very good tyres and exhaust, almost new on rear, andrecent Bosal Rear half (£120)Heater works very well. Does not use oil or water. Antifreeze upto spec. I have driven this car extensively in the last month myself (nearly 1500 miles, including two 250 mile long runs) and I have been impressed with the ride comfort, speed and economy ofthis quality old BMW. would get in this car now and drive it anywhere with out worry.Lots of MOT history on .gov mot history checker. Long mot, but is well used and cosmetically challenged. Suit tradesman,decorator, builder type, dog/s owner in need of small estate car to save their other shiney one,or someome needing good engine/gearbox, running gear and spares for similar butin better condition 318i tourer, saloon, convertable, Z3 or compact or BMW based kitcar.Might be good for crazy paint job and euro rally charity run ! Looks OK from distance though, as photos show, no bad corrosion. Solid arches, one has crease though. EXCELLENT REPLACEMENT ENGINE fitted last year, before mot, with much lower mileage, approx 120k miles.Lots of new parts and serviced since then as was expecting the elderly driver to keep driving another 50k !To help guarantee reliability fitted new headgasket before installing the replacement engine. Good M43 B1.8i valve engines, without cracked heads from being overheated, are hard to find now at any price!New oil, air and fuel filters done when engine was changed as well as new waterpump, new thermostat and elbow, and all plastic cooling pipes and elbows and expansion tank. Also NEW CLUTCH when engine was swapped 12 months ago !No oil leaks, new BMW gasket and rings on oil filter housing (a common leak point) and new front pulley crankshaft oil seal.New n/s engine mount. New front flexible brake pipes and front suspension arm rear lower bushes. Also new front anti-rollbar drop link.Both rear outer trailing arm bushes just fitted. No transmission noises or difficulty changing gears.Has reconditioned altenator within the last two yearsHad new high pressure, in tank fuel injection pump when engine was fitted.Good windscreen and glass. ELECTRICS ALL WORK. Metal sliding sunroof, windows, central locking actuators, but only one valet key and won't lock on the door locks but does on pushing down plungers. It needs replacement heater control duo valve to turn heating off, (about £20 on ebay used £50 new), not much of problemduring winter but could become bothersome in summer. If you have one I'll fit it !Aircon has pressure in it and control panel has been repaired and lights up,but does not blow cold, except cool outside air from centre vent, as per all BMWs. It might have faulty blower resistor/speed controlleror heater box flap motor seized. Fan does not blow hard at max setting,even with cabin filter missing, but does demist ok.I have another "resistor" fan controller somewhere and will fit and test blower,if can find it, before sale. Its Genuine Valeo type and would cost £75 new !Original BMW Radio with broken cassette player, without code included boot! BUT.... This car is cosmetically challenged Every panel is dented and or lightly scratched. The former elderly keeper smoked roll-ups and had small dog, and he used car for gardening work.So the interior is not great. Seats are worn but not collasped or torn.I have cleaned and wet vacuumed the car over the summer to improve the interior and in my opinion is useable, but not for those hypo-allergenic sensitive folk Better cloth and leather interiors are availble on ebay cheap occationally if you have skills and time to upgrade. Any Test drive and inspection welcome, by prior arrangement, before auction end. Obviously the value of new and good parts in this car exceeds the asking price !! will brake it up for parts if it does not sell and there is enough interest, so do text me what parts you are looking for early in the listing. But would prefer it to go whole and be used. Please no silly billy offers, would not have botherd with listing, repairs an new MOT, if wanted to go and scrap it for £100 ! Cash on collection. Thanks for Looking. Any good offers and sensible questions by text or call to David on 07547 [hidden information].