Yeah I kinda of thought that too mate...... Only explanation is that is was sat up for a very, very long time without moving?! My 540i was sat up for roughly 5 years before I got to it and works all right. Ok its a bit stiff when cold first thing in the morning until its done a couple of miles but once up to temp all seems fine.... And that's on 90 odd K....... But surely he wouldn't of spent all that money on a g/b rebuild if it wasn't fubar'd knowing full well it was going up for sale soon?
But has that e34 spent the whole of it's time on Guernsey ?