Topic: E28 1984 528e purchase thoughts
Found an very original 1984 528e for sale. Between my finding it on CL and going to see it, the seller found that it wouldn't start (dead battery). They tried to jump start it ... no go. Towed to their family BMW mechanic. He believes they fried the ECU with a low voltage/high current situation. It has a good coil but no spark. The seller doesn't want to spend any money on the car.
I was prepared to spend a few thousand on this as a beater/driver for my teen boys to hone their manual transmission skills. That assumed it was running, passed smog etc. How much trouble am I getting myself into if I buy this at a Lemons price and try to fix it myself? I've seen ECU's on eBay for $100.
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