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March 09, 2018, 08:36:47 PM

Karl.hughes

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Wanted 4.8is
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:36:47 PM »
Looking for a E53 4.8is is anyone selling
Would prefer a low mileage car and preferably not black
Ideal colour is Imola Red but that maybe dreaming
I owned one a few years ago and despite the issues and costs have missed it.
Let me know what you have

March 11, 2018, 03:56:10 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 03:56:10 PM »
Hi

I know ther is one for the collectors out there as is on eBay and pistonheads with only 14k miles but it’s up for silly money over £20k

There are the odd one or two about but getting rarer

Graeme
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March 11, 2018, 04:07:52 PM
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 04:07:52 PM »

March 11, 2018, 04:23:48 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 04:23:48 PM »
Right colour, but it is high mileage.
Would need to be cheap to cover the risk.
I’m keeping an eye on a couple on EBay, Gumtree and Autotrader

Although the one up at 21k is ideal just a little out of my price range

March 12, 2018, 07:27:32 AM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 07:27:32 AM »
Hi

I think. That one is out of the price range of most and  the person is way over on the price.

You can definitely get a good car but it takes time to find them and as you say you need a reserve to cover any repairs as these cars can costs bit to fix.

Good luck with the search.
Graeme
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March 13, 2018, 08:30:25 AM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 08:30:25 AM »
Heres one

https://www.motors.co.uk/car-48557845/?i=0&m=sp

It's not Red but also not Black
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March 13, 2018, 12:16:57 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 12:16:57 PM »
Yes I’ve seen that one
I’m hopefully viewing this weekend

March 13, 2018, 02:33:56 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 02:33:56 PM »
Hi

It looks good in sterling grey, and good mileage, it's worth having a read of the buyers guide in the E53

It's worth check the tyres outsides on the front and the insides edges on the rears as it sits down, as therrears are315/35/20 and can cost a bit to replace.

Also Remember to check all the electrics more than once esp if it has a panoramic sunroof as they have a habit of catching on the rear section as well as the windows mirrors folding mirrors aircon etc.

And the 4.8i will have Air Suspension on front of it and worth pressing the check control on the dash pod to see if all okay or if any issues Ile susp inacive etc the reason is it can cost a bit to fix.

Hope it goes well.
Graeme
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March 14, 2018, 08:15:35 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 08:15:35 PM »
Correction Graeme, faulty air suspension on the 4.8 costs a LOT to fix! 😜. Some years ago BMW ended up replacing my entire air suspension setup including compressor and the bags -all thankfully under warranty - but totted up it was the best part of £5k!   Thats why so many have been changed to springs or coilovers!
The panoramic sunroof is another potential biggie - cost over £2.5k -mine has been replaced under warranty.

The gearbox on mine has, touchwood, been fine -BMW changed transmission fluid when they repaired a leaking oil seal, so thats done.  The audio, BT and nav system seem quite prone to sudden collapse as well -I have had three Satnavs, a replacement Amp, replacement BM54 (radio) unit, 2 replacement BT units. Luckily the TV unit is hybrid digital and still works.

Plus a replacement alternator, replacement wiper mechanisms rear and front, replacement oil cooler and a whole lot of other smaller items.   

I suspect most 4.8s of this vintage (they are now at least 13 years old) have been scrapped, heavily (and badly) modded and bodged, and there are likely to be very very few around with low mileage,  unmolested and 100% dealer network maintained according to full BMW schedules.  They are likely to be a silly price if that is the case, as with the Pistonheads one.    I have owned mine for approx 8 years now and while it has been fully maintained, it has also been used for my lengthy commutes and cross country trips and is at 130k miles now, semi retired as I have an E70.   The engines are fabulous but not without their own issues - at higher mileage valve stem  oil seals may be an issue and they do tend to use more oil than you would think as well. 

Good luck as you hunt for the needle in the haystack!   
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March 15, 2018, 05:53:39 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 05:53:39 PM »
Looking at the photos of the grey car it seems to have had the air suspension removed
There’s a blanking panel were the air suspension control should be.

March 15, 2018, 09:10:17 PM
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March 21, 2018, 08:28:11 AM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 08:28:11 AM »
I have a 2007 4.8i e70 with 73K miles in black that I will be selling soon if that is of interest to you?

March 21, 2018, 08:11:02 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 08:11:02 PM »
Hi

Did you go and see the Grey 4.8i over at Dunstable?

From the pics  the car looked okay, but from the their reviews I read weren't great  :(

Graeme
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March 28, 2018, 08:45:16 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 08:45:16 PM »
No I didn’t get to see it, spoke to them about it

Looked at a couple but no good, one tatty and the other smoking a little I thought stem seals.

A couple of members have talked about selling cars but have heard nothing back from them.

I’ve started toying with the idea of a Range Rover sport 4.2 supercharged or a TDV8 3.6, reliability worries me though.

I only use the car for weekends so 2/3k per year as I have a company car so fuel costs not really an issue.
So still looking

April 16, 2018, 11:47:56 PM
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Re: Wanted 4.8is
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 11:47:56 PM »
Hi,
If you are still looking for a 4.8iS then please reply back.

I've owned one since 2009 and it had only one private owner + bmw before that. Although it's black but not typical flat black, it's a two tone and looks more like dark blue. Mileage is about 117k but with a thick folder of history and fully maintained BMW stamped service book. Original as it came out of the factory and all electrics fully working incl. pan roof and air suspension.

Worth viewing to be appreciated.
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