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All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean

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Manufacturer: BMW
Model: 5-Series
Year: 1985
Type: Sedan
Color: Gray
Mileage: 203,007
Engine: 2.4L Inline-6 Turbo Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Diesel
Trim: 524td
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean
  • All service documented since new. Outstandingly clean

Please call John at 440-339-4341 with any questions about this car.
This is a no reserve listing.
This is my 1985 BMW 524td Turbo Diesel sedan.  I have a detailed record of every service and maintenance done to the car from brand new to present.  
This car was bought new and has spent its service life in Portland. OR in the Pacific Northwest.  I brought this car from Portland to Cleveland. OH by enclosed transport earlier this year.  Road salt is not used in Oregon. so this car has never seen road salt and consequently it has ZERO rust.  Portland also gets a lot of cloudy days. so the interior. paint and upholstery have not been sun-damaged like cars from other salt-free climates.  
I feel this car is probably the best-preserved. best-documented example for sale in the country.
This car was built to compete with Mercedes-Benz diesel cars so of course it is extremely durable. dependable. well-built and long-lasting.  It is economical. getting about 33 mpg highway.  The important difference is that BMW engineers made sure this car drives like a BMW. When it was introduced. this was by far the sportiest. quickest. best-handling diesel car ever made.  These cars are quick. tight and fun-to-drive.  Mercedes-Benz diesels are slow. clattery. smoky and industrial.   By comparison this car is buttery-smooth. quiet and clean-running.  
I have a complete record of all of the service and maintenance done since the car was brand new.  Everything has been recorded and written down; a full history has been kept. from the original dealer Pre-Delivery inspection at 7 miles to the most recent service which was a full rebuild. regasket and reseal of the diesel injection pump (done last month).  
This rebuild is important- all these cars will leak fuel from the injection pump unless rebuilt like this one.  New ultra low sulfur diesel fuel corrodes the fuel injection pump gaskets and o-rings originally used when these cars were built.  Consequently. original pumps will leak if not rebuilt with upgraded gaskets.  The job was just done at a cost of almost $2000. The pump was rebuilt and resealed and given a clean bill of health.  
This 524td looks. runs and drives like a car with 40. 00 miles.  The paint and body are superb.  There is no body rust. no corrosion and no rot whatsoever.  Even the underside is extraordinarily clean.  The body is completely straight and clean and the panels line up perfectly.  The paint quality is very good and the car has an excellent glossy shine.  This exterior looks very. very clean.
The interior of the car has no wear or damage.  The upholstery is clean with no wear holes or problems.  The carpets are clean and in good shape for the age.  The car has never been smoked in and the entire interior has been well-kept and remains in superb condition.
This BMW starts. runs and drives extremely well.  There are no known mechanical problems or issues.  I see no reason this car could not make a cross-country drive if someone wished.  This car has great handling and balance. tight steering. tight suspension and a controlled ride.  The engine is smooth. quiet and powerful.  The transmission shifts crisply.  This car will cruise at 80 mph on the highway with no issues.  The tires have excellent treadlife.  
This car has working air conditioning. working power windows. working power sunroof. working power seats. working power mirrors. etc. etc.  
This car has the following equipment and options:2. 4L turbocharged inline-6 diesel engine4-speed automatic transmissiondual power seatspower moonroofautomatic climate controlair conditioning (working)power windows and lockspower mirrorstelescoping steering wheelcruise controlfoglightsKenwood AM/FM CD player with remoteengine block heater with included power cordI also have the original owner's manual with the car as well as a factory service manual. a variety of extra filters. service tools and parts plus a full vehicle history of service and maintenance.  
You can fly in to Cleveland. OH (CLE) and drive this car home.  Alternatively you can have the car shipped.  Please call Angels Moving Autos at 530-245-0481 for a shipping quote.  A summary of the history and maintenance is as follows. This list is not fully inclusive but gives a general idea of the meticulous attention given to the maintenance of this car since new:7 mi- Pre-Delivery inspection1200 mi- dealer inspection7479 mi- engine oil service11. 15 mi- engine oil service18. 85 mi- BMW Inspection I30. 72 mi- BMW Inspection II. replaced battery. replaced water pump32. 83 mi- replaced camshaft. replaced rockers and other parts48. 79 mi- BMW Inspection I. transmission service. new brake fluid and coolant52. 10 mi- New belts (3) and oil service55. 37 mi- four new tires55. 91 mi- new power steering pump. new wiper motor58. 14 mi- replaced differential lube. replaced fuel filter. checked brakes. suspension. steering58. 50 mi- replaced camshaft drive (timing) belt and set valves. replaced air filter59. 85 mi- oil and filter service59. 28 mi- re-timed injection pump60. 51 mi- cleaned interior and installed front seat covers. waxed exterior63. 90 mi- oil and filter service63. 10 mi- replaced heater control switch65. 25 mi- oil and filter service65. 60 mi- exchanged brake fluid. rotated tires67. 65 mi- replaced control arm bushings and thrust bushings67. 00 mi- oil and filter service. topped off transmission and differential69. 80 mi- transmission serviced69. 35 mi- oil and filter service. replaced fuel injector lines71. 09 mi- replaced coolant. set valves. tightened cam belt. checked differential. misc greasing72. 17 mi- oil and filter service. replaced oil filter washers and o-ring74. 74 mi- oil and filter service75. 00 mi- replaced front brake pads and rotors75. 00 mi- replaced rear brake pads and rotors. replaced battery76. 46 mi- oil and filter service. replaced fuel filter. replaced air filter79. 96 mi- oil service82. 50 mi- oil and filter service84. 95 mi- oil and filter service87. 77 mi- oil and filter service. replaced all washers and o-ring. lubricated door latches87. 40 mi- exterior wax job88. 85 mi- reset service indicator89. 05 mi- oil and filter service92. 65 mi- exchanged brake fluid. drained and refilled differential. greased latches. replaced coolant. set valves92. 11 mi- oil and filter service95. 06 mi- oil and filter service96. 75 mi- transmission serviced98. 00 mi- oil and filter service100. 00 mi- mileage celebrated at rest area near Corvallis102. 20 mi- oil and filter service. fuel and air filters replaced. refreshed power steering fluid105. 00 mi- oil and filter service105. 82 mi- tires replaced107. 27 mi- oil and filter service108. 91 mi- vehicle cleaned and waxed108. 40 mi- replaced rear muffler109. 89 mi- replaced rear tires110. 41 mi- oil and filter service113. 77 mi- oil and filter service114. 30 mi- cleaned battery tray and replaced fuel filter. replaced heater valve parts117. 00 mi- oil service119. 69 mi- oil and filter service. replaced coolant120. 20 mi- installed new timing belt. tension roller and bushing. Set valves. replaced valve cover gasket. Replaced A/C. alternator and power steering belts122. 50 mi- oil and filter service122. 45 mi- replaced headlight122. 45 mi- replaced battery124. 62 mi- oil service. cleaned heat sensor under dash124. 81 mi- transmission service127. 00 mi- oil and filter service131. 34 mi- oil service. replaced brake fluid. drained and refilled differential133. 63 mi- oil and filter service136. 50 mi- oil service. replaced right rear brake sensor137. 00 mi- cleaned and waxed exterior138. 75 mi- oil and filter service142. 24 mi- retentioned cam drive (timing) belt. replaced all three V-belts. oil service144. 03 mi- transmission serviced and added Lube Gard. replaced fuel filter145. 35 mi- replaced fuel injector lines. checked valve clearances146. 19 mi- oil and filter service146. 30 mi- replaced battery147. 44 mi- replaced battery again (faulty)148. 21 mi- wheel alignment and balance149. 14 mi- changed left output seal on differential. oil service. changed fuel injector lines149. 14 mi- replaced gear position indicator. replaced thermostat and coolant. replaced air filter149. 22 mi- oil and filter service. oil sending unit loose connection repaired150. 00 mi- mileage celebrated on Route 184 returning from convention152. 72 mi- oil service153. 45 mi- replaced all heater and radiator hoses156. 18 mi- oil and filter service161. 00 mi- glow plugs replaced161. 50 mi- oil and filter service162. 55 mi- replaced tires164. 23 mi- oil service166. 00 mi- cleaned and waxed exterior. replaced fuel filter167. 72 mi- oil and filter service. top off coolant170. 00 mi- replaced center track rod and left control arm assembly171. 58 mi- oil service171. 26 mi- set valves171. 40 mi- serviced transmission172. 61 mi- wheel alignment174. 75 mi- oil and filter service177. 70 mi- replaced glow plugs. replaced trunk badge179. 40 mi- removed and overhauled turbocharger179. 55 mi- replaced timing belt. replaced 3 large cooling hoses. replaced 3 drive belts and misc gaskets. checked valve lash. replaced coolant180. 16 mi- oil service. replaced hood struts181. 11 mi- replaced 2 headlamps and 2 marker lights plus right front turn indicator lamp181. 95 mi- replaced alternator brushes. replaced coolant level sensor181. 44 mi- replaced brake fluid185. 00 mi- oil and filter service188. 44 mi- replaced radiator and coolant. replaced glow plugs. oil and filter service188. 46 mi- replace tires188. 48 mi- replaced glow plug controller. replaced fuel filter189. 66 mi- head bolts torqued190. 00 mi- cylinder head gasket replaced at LaGrande Auto Repair190. 44 mi- differential oil replaced. air filter replaced. transmission fluid replaced190. 31 mi- battery replaced. refilled and checked190. 41 mi- A/C system checked and refilled. alternator rebuilt195. 00 mi- oil and filter service202. 00 mi- starter replaced202. 95 mi- diesel injection pump removed and rebuilt by Ohio Diesel Injection; all gaskets and seals replaced203. 00 mi- battery replacedThe above service history was kept in a log.  I have various receipts and papers that go along with this written history.
This is a nearly 30-year-old car and as such it is not brand new.  Please expect normal issues of wear and tear consistent with the age and mileage.  However this car is FAR above average condition.  As I mentioned earlier. I believe this is the best-condition. best-documented example for sale in the country.  Here is a full list of every known problem or issue with the car:  the cruise control works. but seems to drop speed slowly. There is a crack in the black rubber bumper surround at the left front corner. There are a couple minor dings and small exterior flaws. The coolant temp gauge doesn't appear to be working. The power door lock mechanism on the right rear door will lock but doesn't seem to automatically unlock the door.


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