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Thread: My BMW 318i, Or 'Claudia', as she is known.

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    I'd go and take a look at that 535. Or maybe look for another 5-series. I can't recommend specifics because I don't know how to calculate running costs for an australian car. I have no idea how taxes are, are they fixed or based upon engine size or what ? The same for insurance.

    Don't stare yourself blind on the initial cost of the car. But do make sure that you get the running costs calculated correctly and that you're sure you can pay for them. Initial purchase is nothinh compared to running costs as you have probably learned by now.

    I wouldn't get anything with an auto box. Autos are..meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    There's no such thing as Alpina versions, but Alpina aftermarket kits, so every 635 counts .
    Yes there are. In the E24 chasis Alpina produced the B2 (3-litre 230bhp), the B7 Turbo (3/3.5-litre 250-320bhp), the B7S Turbo (3.5-litre 330bhp), the B9 (3.5-litre 245bhp) and the B10 (3.5-litre 261bhp).

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    That's another story. I meant they aren't called 635's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nota
    Before sale you could try an oil-change to a thick-spec 'my motor is rooted' Moreys-brand oil. I've used this stuff in the past & can vouch for its effectiveness at silencing rattly motors - at Supercheap I think. That and a thorough detail might do the trick?
    You mean use gear oil, just don't sell the car to anyone who can smell the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h00t_h00t
    You mean use gear oil, just don't sell the car to anyone who can smell the difference.
    No, not gear oil

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    It does the same job of temporarily hiding a worn engine. But if you have special "I'm a con-man with a ****ed engine" oil then use that, its probably cheaper.
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