I am planning to email to DR vanos and I have this idea which you mentioned 3k to 4k off the price of the car. I have a friend who knows/fixes the bmw's so I am good on reassembling vanos and such.Which shop did this happen in? I took my car to a shop in tri-state area and my rear diffuser was gone. Instead of going back and arguing with them, I simply decided to no longer give them my business. Regarding the vanos units, I think Dr. Vanos charge something like $1100 per unit without core exchange, or you can try contacting memeber Tradin1 who has had/may still have spare vanos for sale. The car should be discounted at least 3 - 4k withou the mafs/vanos.
. The one im looking at is missing vanos and maf.
My thoughts exactly; blown engine? remove a part that it wouldn't run without, and swear on your children's eyes that she runs great...As cheap as these cars are for what you get, trying to find a 'deal' is false economy...I would buy my car from me if I were selling it, but I am not so I will have to wait...LOLAssume you will need a new engine.
Surely you cannot believe a seller that is saying "shes in great shape, just needs vanos and MAFs".... if you buy it and discover other issues, you are SOL.
And this is a remote car, just emails and telephone???? How will you get it home? Car is worth $4-5 as a roller, IMO.