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    Found a 1973 Bavaria .. questions

    Asking for 3100, agreed in 2200

    car is 300 miles away
    2 weber 40
    auto
    interior is 7
    headliner is 10
    body solid .. no rust
    msd ignition .. push button

    now bad
    no door keys
    only rpm gauge don't work
    ac don't work
    car is burning oil, but no smoke
    owner commute 100 miles a day, 5 day a week, and he need to add a quart of oil

    questions:

    can this baby drive 300 miles until I take to a mechanic?

    cost to change and replace:
    ac, rings and valve seals, valve stem seals, valve cover gaskets, oil pan gasket etc ...
    Last edited by jafcorrea; 04-27-2012 at 12:06 PM.
    1997 1.9l auto

    for all the info .......... George.....

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    Yes but

    The fact that it burns oil will not keep it from driving 300 miles. When you stop for gas check the oil and top it off. But check the other fluids like trans and antifreeze to make sure they are where they should be. Also check the brake fluid, The fact that the speedometer does not work is not a problem you will have to guess your speed based on cars around you. As far as the head job a machine shop can do this for maybe 800.00 Don't know about prices in your area. Hope this helps.

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    From the looks of the rear bumper I'd say it's a '74 not a'73.

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    thanks for the info, fyi .. the speedometer works is the rpm one is not

    Quote Originally Posted by rustycoupe View Post
    From the looks of the rear bumper I'd say it's a '74 not a'73.
    ...... my bad is 74
    Last edited by jafcorrea; 03-07-2012 at 09:51 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    1997 1.9l auto

    for all the info .......... George.....

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    1 quart every 500 miles seems like a pretty significant amount to burn with no smoke at all. I'd venture to say it's doesn't necessarily burn oil, but rather leaks oil.

    I had an e38 that burned less oil than that, and it smoked pretty bad on startup, and went through a set of plugs about once a week.
    -Chris

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    That car is def not going to make it that trip, don't buy it.

    What's his contact number?

    Just kidding, looks like a pretty good deal IMO even with excessive oil consumption. You do seem a little paranoid about the car though, it's 40 years old, it's gonna have issues. Doesn't necessarily mean it needs babied, just a simple oil check every time you get gas assuming you fill up.

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    Here's a decent bav in redwood city for you

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ctd/2942163615.html

    awesome deal if you're into it.

    S

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    That looks like a great deal! Now if there was an E9 for $2000 in that kind of shape...haha

    Tim

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    That's looks like a nice E3. Hope it goes to an enthusiast.

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    Can you drive without a front bumper and not get pulled over? Apparently so in Ca but in Ma they would tow it out from under you.
    Rob E3

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