So today i rock up at Badger 5 at 9:45am! Surprise Bill with a few crackles from the beema and im immediately greeted by this sexy car...
I bought some proper rims and tyres down so Bill can let loose on the car properly. Also cleaned out the interior as it was nasty. Its been sitting for some time so naturally you get the odd mould spore! but all cleaned out freshened up inside and even put up an air freshener!
The car is awaiting a battery and alternator, after being in the wet so long its probs just pooped itself. The car leaks like a Sieve and i realised today that its because of the windscreen, its always seemed to have let some water in.
Parts on order:
IE fuel rail and stuff that goes with it
anything else that breaks in the process!
The car did look really good, still has old fuel in it from last year which isnt ideal. Also need to get the sub working again as i broke that a while back. the RNSE still works though!!
Going tomorrow hopefully to clean the car, maybe even give her a polish.. see how the day pans out
It's a devistation as I absolutely loved the car more than anything but i guess it's time to let go and move on. I have a lovely M2 on order for this year so I guess it's time to just move into the next thing. Maybe one day I'll come back but I doubt it'll be in an 8L, I can't replace this one.
Mate!!!!! So sad to see this! Glad to hear your ok could of been a lot worse in that monster!
Is there no way you can go through insurance?
I think you should buy that tidy Misano S3 on here thats in need of a new turbo...
Thanks guys appreciate the Kind words. I'll put up a list of all the parts for sale soon. Some of them I won't put a price to because they need Inspecting before I sell just to make sure they're ok and not damaged. Bear with me as I work 7 days a week lately so time to break is minimal and it's cold so that makes it worse! However you're welcome to take it off yourself. But I'll stick to forum rules and post it in the classifieds shortly.
I've already got a seat Ibiza as a run around so I'm still in VAG. As it was free I can't deny that. My M2 will be nice, opted for a 2018 facelift with allllllll the goodies. Great looking car that's rare sight nowadays.
Sorry to read about this mate. You put a lot of effort into that car!!!
Still, your ok, which is the main thing.
Good luck with the BMW.
Friend of mine popped over the other weekend in his new M240i
Nice car (nearly as nice as an 8l)
Feel sad for you mate but try to think of it as being an organ donor,it's life has come to an end,but by doing this you are extending the life of others so in part your S3 will live on for many years to come.
There will always be a little bit of 'Gops' bombing down some road somewhere.plus you get a 'fist full of dollars' as a reward for enhancing a bunch of classic S3's
Hopefully most big parts will go to another new B5 build. I actually wanted it to go to another badger 5 build rather than recoup the money. I wish i could rebuilt it but its far gone and Ive let it go. As long as most of the parts go to good homes, im good with it!
Plus Who says we cant have a Badger 5 BMW M2? I think that sounds good. innit @badger5