Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good Bye to a Friend---

I just recently retired from my long time career as a Firefighter. With retirement came the opportunity to travel a bit more and see more of this beautiful country that we live in.

With the traveling came a desire to get a bit more reliable vehicle for the longer trips we would be taking. So it was with a bit of regret that I had to let the 93 BMW 525i go that I had been driving back and forth to work for over 18 months. Even though it had been about one step from the junk yard when I bought it, it served me well after I spent a lot of time and money on it to get it in decent shape. I was happy to have had it for the time I used it. It was a bit frustrating getting it fixed up, but fun at the same time. I learned a lot about E34 BMW's and myself while working on that car.

I know a guy who is a very good mechanic, that was looking for a vehicle for his family. I ended up giving it to him. The thing that made up my mind for me was the transmission threw a TRANS PROG+ code one day as I was doing some errands. I didn't want to sell it in that condition and didn't want to spend a bunch of money getting the transmission fixed. I offered it to my friend who jumped at the chance and he is now trying to figure out what is wrong with it exactly. Doesn't appear that the transmission is completely gone, may just be a bad sensor. Hope he gets it running and can keep it going.

So, I still have the 95 BMW 525i left that I did the Head rebuild on a couple of years ago. May be getting rid of that one too in the not too distant future. Anyone out there looking for a decent car for a fair price, hit me up, maybe we can make a deal.