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Post by CHAM15 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:49 pm

Hi Folks,

Hope you're well well.

Thought I'd become acquainted with the forum, usually a valuable resource and good for peace of mind too. :D

The missus and I are on the lookout for a 2.5Si or 3.0i, preferably auto. Budget circa £5k.

I've one some minimal research and have discovered that flooded roof motors can be problematic, and that the 2.5Si's can leak and/or use a bit of oil.

Any words of wisdom at this stage?!

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Sam

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Post by Smartbear » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:56 pm

CHAM15 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Hi Folks,

Hope you're well well.

Thought I'd become acquainted with the forum, usually a valuable resource and good for peace of mind too. :D

The missus and I are on the lookout for a 2.5Si or 3.0i, preferably auto. Budget circa £5k.

I've one some minimal research and have discovered that flooded roof motors can be problematic, and that the 2.5Si's can leak and/or use a bit of oil.

Any words of wisdom at this stage?!

Best
Sam
Hi, it’s fairly common for the engine breather to gum up & cause the oil burning (which is better than a worn engine causing it)
The si cars have electronic water pumps which tend to fail without warning around 70k miles onwards, bit pricey at just over £200, can cost over double this if sourced from bmw themselves!
Rear springs can snap often but are fairly cheap.
Lots of info on here if you use the search feature :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:42 pm

Welcome to the forum. :) Good hunting.
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Post by metal licker » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi and welcome :thumbsup:
Take a look at AlanJ's thread it might be of help - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21281
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Post by Dave 2 dogs » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Welcome and good hunting, keep an eye on the forum for sale board.... some good well maintained cars come up on there , don’t forget to send pictures if you find one 👍

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Post by jabber » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:26 pm

Good luck with the search :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:29 pm

Hi and welcome. :thumbsup:

Some good advice already. There are a few members on here who relocate roof motors to the boot to keep them dry.

Good luck with your search, and when you've found one don't forget we like photos. :lol:
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