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F/S 1989 S52 OBD1 swapped 325iX (seacoast NH) $8500

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    F/S 1989 S52 OBD1 swapped 325iX (seacoast NH) $8500

    Hi All, looking to part ways with my 89 332iX, Looking for $8500

    1989 325iX 5 speed chassis with ~225,000 miles
    1997 S52: puilled at 90,000 miles from an automatic sedan
    Head Refurbed by Markert Motor Works and installed in 2013
    New Besian Vanos Seals in 2013
    OBDI 413 DME w/ TRM Chip
    Metric Mechanic Big Six LTW flywheel with E28 M5 Clutch & PP set with M20 Flywheel
    Euro S52 oil filter housing with VAC oil cooler from VAC
    Oil Temp & Pressure tapped distribution oil filter cap from VAC
    3.5" AFM on Samco Boot
    TRE 255LPH Fuel Pump
    Custom extended length 325iX oil pan retains awd for S52 fitment (Oil pan will also fit S54)
    Massive Brakes E30 Street kit & manually activated master cylinder (power brake booster delete with iX MC with 6.1:1 pedal ratio)
    New Rear Rotors with Pagid red brake pads from Bav-auto
    2002 remote mount brake fluid reservoir
    Spal/BeCool Puller Fan (turns on via a/c aux fan switch in radiator)
    Black Comfort Seats F/R (in great shape)
    Autometer water temp, oil temp, oil pressure gauges in sunglass tray (water temp gauge in dash does not work)
    A/C removed but S52 compressor and all E30 a/c components retained and go with car
    Custom Mid-pipe by D-Force/ACE in Tewksbury MA with Billy Boat Tri-Flow Cat-back
    H&R Sport 325iX Springs with Bilstein Shocks (completed fall 2008)
    Runs Great
    Misc: new battery, new hood strut, new comfort seat recline struts, new aux fan rad temp switch, new clutch slave cylinder, new guibo, rear wheel bearings completed in 2008 probably under 5k miles on them

    Original Build Thread Located here:

    clip of car running up and down the street with billy boat cat-back:
    another clip:

    Why am I selling: Since completion I've driven the car to work occasionally but mostly just around town. With house remodel commitments, family commitments and repairs/maintenance to my other vehicles it mostly sits in the garage. I'm looking to re-allocate funds and move this on to someone who can give it the attention it deserves.

    Backstory: Car has lived in central mass since at least the 1999/2000 time frame I knew the 2 previous owners and bought the car in Feb of 2008 to fix up and use as a winter DD, I got the car running and went thru a lot of general maintenance items including a timing belt, starter, guibo, steering rack, wheel bearings, brakes, CV boots, I replaced a fender and re-painted the car black (from white). Over the 2008 Christmas holiday I was in an accident with it which damaged the drivers side quarter panel (guy blew a stop sign). I pulled the rocker/quarter panel and laid some primer/sealer down on the bodywork intending to satin-black the car after completing the S52 swap. In my opinion the chassis is very solid for a new england car. After completing the S52 swap I had some head/headgasket issues and ended up replacing the head with one I bought from MarkertMW. Since the new head went on in Feb 2013 the motor has been running very well, it has been compression and leak down tested by myself and a local shop since then and tests 100%.

    325iX oil pan with front section of M50 pan welded on, aka a "frakenpan" on the iX forums

    96+ M3 centered solid CAB (31129069035)

    previous body damage to quarter and rocker outer panel winter of 08

    pinch weld seam is straight with 4' straight edge

    after body work

    offset brake clevis for manual brake moment arm adjustment

    VAC euro oil filter housing with oil cooler

    The car is very presentable overall, items to note:
    PPG sealed quarter panel area
    some paint chips on the hood leading edge and a plasti-dip strip covering bodywork
    paint chips on lower valance
    dent in the RH fender

    thanks for looking,

    S52 iX conversion --> :D

    Very nice..should sell quickly
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      Very cool swap, don't you have a build thread over on e30tech?
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        Originally posted by e30s50dan View Post
        Very nice..should sell quickly
        thank you

        Originally posted by stonea View Post
        Very cool swap, don't you have a build thread over on e30tech?
        yep original build thread located here:
        I started the swap in june 09 and had it running by october but hg issues and moving, then buying a house, getting married etc... all dragged the project out till 2013 when i put the new head on - it's been running good since then but the thread mostly died in 09.
        S52 iX conversion --> :D




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