So here is some new pics of a car you guys are pretty familiar with...
So this was Saige's old car and Eric's before that. My brother bought the car last week and I picked it up last night. Greg (my brother, Gertrude86) will be flying out in the next couple of months to drive it back to Rhode Island where it will reside and live as a summer car.
Here is the project portion of this - I/We need to get this car ready for the cross country road trip and to top it off I know nothing, read NOTHING, about BMWs or E30s.
Known issues that would effect a road trip:
-Burns oil: probably the head, but might be rings? Needs a compression test. This is likely not high on the list as is... if Greg is good about his fluid checks it will likely be fine.
-Overheats??? The temp gauge appears to be working and on the highway it drifts back to the normal range. Not sure why this is and the blower for the cabin is MIA so that is little help.
-No Charge/Starting Issues: Saige says he had the system checked out and it was fine. Also the battery is supposed to be from a known good running car. Testing will need to be done. All I know is it would not start for me today and I had to pop start it on flat ground by myself... fun.
Anyway, I am sure I will need to technical expertise of you local E30 fanatics to sort out some of this stuff.