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      09-09-2021, 07:09 PM   #1
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E46 330xi winter beater?


It's 1500 obo and great options and looks clean in pics an engine swap is not that hard owner is non mechanical says it's leaking oil bad.

What goes bad on M54b30's? Besides coolant systems and normal BS.
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They’re Pretty solid. Front axles on the xi like to snap or the boots will rip up front.
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Thanks trying to make time to inspect it sooner rather than later.
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It's 1500 obo and great options and looks clean in pics an engine swap is not that hard owner is non mechanical says it's leaking oil bad.

What goes bad on M54b30's?
Oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, the CCV valve and plastic tubing that goes with it, and oil filter housing gasket. Those are the usual suspects as far as oil leaks go, all are simple DIYs. M54B30 is a very, very solid motor. What's the mileage on that car?
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115K, it's the OFH but the no start is because it's getting no fuel. suspect a bad fuel pump.
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OFH gasket is a very, very easy fix. For 1500/obo I'd scoop that one up in a heartbeat.
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So you had to tow it home and you own a backpack store?
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So you had to tow it home and you own a backpack store?
Yes Towed it home with AAA and wished I owned a bendpack store. I am a CNC set-up and operator. Good money but not fantastic money and easy work.
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