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This is a very informative thread.... glad it returned cause I missed it a year ago. A friend gave me title to his 2004 BMW 545 w/ 110 miles on it. He moved to Maui and had cars out there already. I tried to smog the thing and no go. So registration is out dated and I've got a primary vehicle so it sits in my garage leaking oil. I put a new battery in it. I take it around the hood once a mth to keep things moving. No idea what I'll do with a car that won't pass inspection. Took it to a trusted mechanic I've used to fix my broke girls rides over the years and he laughed saying he doesn't touch BMWs but referred me to a BMW specialist down the street. I left it with them for a day and paid him to survey it.... well, it kinda needs appx $6500 in repairs and that really just takes care of all the oil leaking it does from what I read on his estimate sheet. His quote on SMOG is "Multiple fault codes pulled including Catalytic converter conversion bank 2 fault/ secondary air faults at bank 1/ bank 2. variable intake system plausibility."

What do you think fellas? Drop it off on a side road past Tijuana with keys in ignition? I know my friend left me this thing with good intensions but spending cash on this pit makes no sense to me. Inmate feedback appreciated..... I always miss some details on chicken shit like this situation and we got some techs on thread.
 

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This is a very informative thread.... glad it returned cause I missed it a year ago. A friend gave me title to his 2004 BMW 545 w/ 110 miles on it. He moved to Maui and had cars out there already. I tried to smog the thing and no go. So registration is out dated and I've got a primary vehicle so it sits in my garage leaking oil. I put a new battery in it. I take it around the hood once a mth to keep things moving. No idea what I'll do with a car that won't pass inspection. Took it to a trusted mechanic I've used to fix my broke girls rides over the years and he laughed saying he doesn't touch BMWs but referred me to a BMW specialist down the street. I left it with them for a day and paid him to survey it.... well, it kinda needs appx $6500 in repairs and that really just takes care of all the oil leaking it does from what I read on his estimate sheet. His quote on SMOG is "Multiple fault codes pulled including Catalytic converter conversion bank 2 fault/ secondary air faults at bank 1/ bank 2. variable intake system plausibility."

What do you think fellas? Drop it off on a side road past Tijuana with keys in ignition? I know my friend left me this thing with good intensions but spending cash on this pit makes no sense to me. Inmate feedback appreciated..... I always miss some details on chicken shit like this situation and we got some techs on thread.
LS.
Done.

Dan'l
 

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This is a very informative thread.... glad it returned cause I missed it a year ago. A friend gave me title to his 2004 BMW 545 w/ 110 miles on it. He moved to Maui and had cars out there already. I tried to smog the thing and no go. So registration is out dated and I've got a primary vehicle so it sits in my garage leaking oil. I put a new battery in it. I take it around the hood once a mth to keep things moving. No idea what I'll do with a car that won't pass inspection. Took it to a trusted mechanic I've used to fix my broke girls rides over the years and he laughed saying he doesn't touch BMWs but referred me to a BMW specialist down the street. I left it with them for a day and paid him to survey it.... well, it kinda needs appx $6500 in repairs and that really just takes care of all the oil leaking it does from what I read on his estimate sheet. His quote on SMOG is "Multiple fault codes pulled including Catalytic converter conversion bank 2 fault/ secondary air faults at bank 1/ bank 2. variable intake system plausibility."

What do you think fellas? Drop it off on a side road past Tijuana with keys in ignition? I know my friend left me this thing with good intensions but spending cash on this pit makes no sense to me. Inmate feedback appreciated..... I always miss some details on chicken shit like this situation and we got some techs on thread.
If you can’t afford a new BMW, you definitely can’t afford a used one. Put it on C-list for a couple thousand bucks and make it someone else’s problem.
 

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This is a very informative thread.... glad it returned cause I missed it a year ago. A friend gave me title to his 2004 BMW 545 w/ 110 miles on it. He moved to Maui and had cars out there already. I tried to smog the thing and no go. So registration is out dated and I've got a primary vehicle so it sits in my garage leaking oil. I put a new battery in it. I take it around the hood once a mth to keep things moving. No idea what I'll do with a car that won't pass inspection. Took it to a trusted mechanic I've used to fix my broke girls rides over the years and he laughed saying he doesn't touch BMWs but referred me to a BMW specialist down the street. I left it with them for a day and paid him to survey it.... well, it kinda needs appx $6500 in repairs and that really just takes care of all the oil leaking it does from what I read on his estimate sheet. His quote on SMOG is "Multiple fault codes pulled including Catalytic converter conversion bank 2 fault/ secondary air faults at bank 1/ bank 2. variable intake system plausibility."

What do you think fellas? Drop it off on a side road past Tijuana with keys in ignition? I know my friend left me this thing with good intensions but spending cash on this pit makes no sense to me. Inmate feedback appreciated..... I always miss some details on chicken shit like this situation and we got some techs on thread.
I am assuming the 110 means 110k. Give it away. Seriously, list it for 1k and let it be someone else's problem like Ibhsbz said.

I'd even say that they were way under estimate. They were horrible vehicles.
 

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If you can’t afford a new BMW, you definitely can’t afford a used one. Put it on C-list for a couple thousand bucks and make it someone else’s problem.
^^^^ This! We got rid of our 1st one a year after the warranty expired because it was cheaper to have a new one!
 

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This is a very informative thread.... glad it returned cause I missed it a year ago. A friend gave me title to his 2004 BMW 545 w/ 110 miles on it. He moved to Maui and had cars out there already. I tried to smog the thing and no go. So registration is out dated and I've got a primary vehicle so it sits in my garage leaking oil. I put a new battery in it. I take it around the hood once a mth to keep things moving. No idea what I'll do with a car that won't pass inspection. Took it to a trusted mechanic I've used to fix my broke girls rides over the years and he laughed saying he doesn't touch BMWs but referred me to a BMW specialist down the street. I left it with them for a day and paid him to survey it.... well, it kinda needs appx $6500 in repairs and that really just takes care of all the oil leaking it does from what I read on his estimate sheet. His quote on SMOG is "Multiple fault codes pulled including Catalytic converter conversion bank 2 fault/ secondary air faults at bank 1/ bank 2. variable intake system plausibility."

What do you think fellas? Drop it off on a side road past Tijuana with keys in ignition? I know my friend left me this thing with good intensions but spending cash on this pit makes no sense to me. Inmate feedback appreciated..... I always miss some details on chicken shit like this situation and we got some techs on thread.
Drop that bitch off at pick a part.
 

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This is a very informative thread.... glad it returned cause I missed it a year ago. A friend gave me title to his 2004 BMW 545 w/ 110 miles on it. He moved to Maui and had cars out there already. I tried to smog the thing and no go. So registration is out dated and I've got a primary vehicle so it sits in my garage leaking oil. I put a new battery in it. I take it around the hood once a mth to keep things moving. No idea what I'll do with a car that won't pass inspection. Took it to a trusted mechanic I've used to fix my broke girls rides over the years and he laughed saying he doesn't touch BMWs but referred me to a BMW specialist down the street. I left it with them for a day and paid him to survey it.... well, it kinda needs appx $6500 in repairs and that really just takes care of all the oil leaking it does from what I read on his estimate sheet. His quote on SMOG is "Multiple fault codes pulled including Catalytic converter conversion bank 2 fault/ secondary air faults at bank 1/ bank 2. variable intake system plausibility."

What do you think fellas? Drop it off on a side road past Tijuana with keys in ignition? I know my friend left me this thing with good intensions but spending cash on this pit makes no sense to me. Inmate feedback appreciated..... I always miss some details on chicken shit like this situation and we got some techs on thread.
Keep it ! Just “borrow “ an up to date registration sticker and drive it , that’s what everybody in Ca does .
 

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…I like the idea of dropping it off in a Tijuana neighborhood with the keys in the ignition…👍
 

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So…did the Honda ever get fixed or sold. I might need a commuter car.
 
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