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Bargain or dodgy milage issue (not to mention ABS removed)

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So looking through teh old skool setion of flea bay and came accross this beaute LINK, but milage is (advertoised) as dodgey and teh ABS has been removed. 

 

  • Why would you remove the ABS?
  • With no accurate way to record milage, does this infringe VOSA / DVLA?

 

 

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1 because its faulty, probably cost more than the vehicle is worth (in their eyes)  to rectify.

 

2, no,    only speedometer is required.

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On 18/09/2021 at 19:45, dsgrnmcm said:

 

  • Why would you remove the ABS?

The ABS is prone to malfunctioning on an e28, mainly now due to age and lack of use. It will of course throw the light and fail the MOT when it does.

The valve blocks and ECU's are hideously expensive to replace. The wheel sensors less so- but are pressed into the hub and are not fun to replace. 

Plenty came without it from factory, and its one less thing to go wrong! 

 

On 18/09/2021 at 19:45, dsgrnmcm said:

 

  • With no accurate way to record milage, does this infringe VOSA / DVLA?

Not really, no. 

Owning/using a vehicle on which the mileage records do not tie up on the paperwork / MOT history / odometer is not a do-able offence. Nobody will grip you for it. 

A seller who knowingly falsifies mileage records is committing fraud: The situation should be properly explained and the price should reflect it. 

Instrument clusters pack up on E28's, hence speedometer swaps are common. Not correcting the odometer readout as part of the job is just lazy in my opinion, but its common. 

 

Anyway yes that's a good price for a 3.5 litre e28 these days, Looks like its even got a moonroof too. Worth a punt as long as its not rusty!!

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I recently threw away a couple of E28 ABS units and ECU's as they are worthless. Even at £20 on Ebay for 18 months - nothing. They rarely ever go wrong. It's normally a sensor, a rear trigger ring/hub or the relay on top of the pump that's blown when the car was started from a booster pack. 

 

 

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Just looking at this on AT - its a funny one in that its advertised as an SE but has M-tech bumpers but no skirts, It has an A/C button but no A/C vents either OE or dealer fit.

 

Clocks have been changed and can;t verify miles.

 

Those aren't genuine alpina's

 

M5 seats are nice so really its a bit of a mongrel.

 

ABS removed in 2013 it seems after an MOT fail

 

Failed MOT on corrosion a couple of times and has advisories for same

 

So if its solid and drives well then its probably worth the money but too many questions to be a collector car and expect its going to need some work!

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