As some of you know,I bought myself a new project(my wife´s new car,actually).
It is a 2001 530iA Touring,orient blue,sand beige leather sports seat,piano black trim with almost all options.
I knew that car for quite some time,came every now and then for repairs to me.
A few weeks ago,there was heavy rain in the area and the garage where it was parked went full of rain water.The result the car being flooded up to the window line.
Car went to the local BMW dealer,their first repair estimate to get most working again was 35k€...
Insurance did not pay(force majeure),so the owner sold the car to me.
Short after arrival the strip down and cleaning started:
Drained 5l water out of the engine before the first sign of engine oil..
The interior was really rough:
I took all the interior out,disassembled seats(what a PITA,at least I know now how to upholster seats),cleaned and dried everything:
After the first cleaning: