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    • sh856531
    • By sh856531 29th Dec 17, 9:39 AM
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    Scrap a car or try and sell?
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    • 29th Dec 17, 9:39 AM
    Scrap a car or try and sell? 29th Dec 17 at 9:39 AM
    Hi all

    I'm hoping for some advice. I have a BMW 320d 06 plate and the turbo has just gone. The local garage has quoted something approaching £1000 to repair which is about what I'd expected.

    Prior to the turbo going the car would probably be valued around £1000 considering other minor issues, scratches etc. It has 126K on the clock.

    My question is, what is my best bet in recouping some value from the car? I don't desperately want to extract every last penny from it but equally it seems a bit of waste to just scrap it. One thing I was thinking about was if someone were in the business of buy a new car anyway, they could likely give me £500 for it and then limp it along to one of the garages doing a diesel scrappage scheme. I was in the Mercedes garage yesterday and they were offering up to 7K for a banger. BMW were offering 2K I think but there are a large number of vendors doing something similar

    Is it worth putting on Autotrader for £500 or is there any option I haven't considered?

    Thanks in advance

    S
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    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 29th Dec 17, 9:54 AM
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    Stick it on ebay with a starting price of £100 and full list of all faults. It will find it's value, someone will buy it.
    • sh856531
    • By sh856531 29th Dec 17, 10:37 AM
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    Yeah - thats what I'm thinking. I'm going to pop the tires off. The real downer was that I just spent £400 for decent tires on it 2 months ago.

    Going to try and sell them separately but ebay is a good shout.

    Thanks

    Simon
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 29th Dec 17, 11:06 AM
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    I thought very similar before getting rid of my old car, but most of the scrappage schemes require you to have owned the car for 6 months. No harm advertising for a bit to see what you are offered if you have time before making a decision. There may also be Facebook car selling groups in your area.
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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 29th Dec 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 29th Dec 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 29th Dec 17, 11:21 AM
    I'm hoping for some advice. I have a BMW 320d 06 plate and the turbo has just gone. The local garage has quoted something approaching £1000 to repair which is about what I'd expected.

    Prior to the turbo going the car would probably be valued around £1000 considering other minor issues, scratches etc. It has 126K on the clock.
    Originally posted by sh856531
    I don't know anything about BMWs, but I am surprised you think its only worth £1,000
    If a garage will charge you £1,000 for repair, a trader will be able to repair it himself, for much less; and sell it on for £2,000?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Cars/9801?Manufacturer=BMW&Model=3%2520Series&Model%252 0Year=2006&rt=nc

    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 29th Dec 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 29th Dec 17, 11:33 AM
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    £1000? Sounds a bit over the top if there is no other damage. Reconditioned guaranteed turbochargers are a couple of hundred quid and its an hours labour so unless there was other damage done I'd want change out of £300.

    The problem is turbo chargers once upon a time used to be something that was expensive as they were quite rare in anything but performance cars but now millions of normal cars have them they're fairly cheap. Problem is people still think they're silly money and "the turbo has gone" sounds like it is something big and expensive so garages can get away with charging daft money.

    Personally I'd fix it if the damage is limited to the turbo charger.
    Last edited by Tarambor; 29-12-2017 at 11:38 AM.
    • ratrace
    • By ratrace 29th Dec 17, 11:59 AM
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    op, nice car love bmw's but cannot afford one yet.

    as above turbo is not really a big job as such depending on its location some are easy to get to some cars need a little more stripping, if you are going to go ahead and if you have the 320d n47 engine be sure to check if the swirl flaps have been blanked off as they are a common issue on that engine, is your an m - sport if so just your mv2's with good tyres areworth £350 on they own, its nice car my best mate has one drives like its on rails but not today as its snowing here lol
    People are caught up in an egotistic artificial rat race to display a false image to society. We want the biggest house, fanciest car, and we don't mind paying the sky high mortgage to put up that show. We sacrifice our biggest assets our health and time, We feel happy when we see people look up to us and see how successful we are”

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    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 29th Dec 17, 12:15 PM
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    • 29th Dec 17, 12:15 PM
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    Yeah - thats what I'm thinking. I'm going to pop the tires off. The real downer was that I just spent £400 for decent tires on it 2 months ago.

    Going to try and sell them separately but ebay is a good shout.

    Thanks

    Simon
    Originally posted by sh856531
    You're going to sell the car with no tyres? If so, that's an immediate £400 bill for whoever buys it, on top of the new turbo.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • sh856531
    • By sh856531 29th Dec 17, 7:12 PM
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    £1000? Sounds a bit over the top if there is no other damage. Reconditioned guaranteed turbochargers are a couple of hundred quid and its an hours labour so unless there was other damage done I'd want change out of £300.

    The problem is turbo chargers once upon a time used to be something that was expensive as they were quite rare in anything but performance cars but now millions of normal cars have them they're fairly cheap. Problem is people still think they're silly money and "the turbo has gone" sounds like it is something big and expensive so garages can get away with charging daft money.

    Personally I'd fix it if the damage is limited to the turbo charger.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Hmm - whenever I've spoken to garages and a few BMW fans I know they have always talked around the 1300 mark for an E90 turbo repair. Admittedly they wouldn't be talking about using a refurbished part.

    There are a couple of other issues with it - the clutch has always been a bit funny and there is a big scratch along the side where some delightful person keyed it.

    You might be right though - I might call a couple of the BMW specialists in the area and see what they think about being able to source a refurbed part for it. If anyone could I guess it would be those guys.

    At this point I'm getting a new car tomorrow so just want a little money for it with minimal hassle. Thanks for the tips!

    S
    • sh856531
    • By sh856531 29th Dec 17, 7:14 PM
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    You're going to sell the car with no tyres? If so, that's an immediate £400 bill for whoever buys it, on top of the new turbo.
    Originally posted by Ectophile
    I have other tyres that aren't brand new that I would put on it. The new tyres may be more valuable if sold separately

    Cheers

    S
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 29th Dec 17, 8:18 PM
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    You might be right though - I might call a couple of the BMW specialists in the area and see what they think about being able to source a refurbed part for it. If anyone could I guess it would be those guys.

    S
    Originally posted by sh856531
    A specialist garage may charge more, for what is a very common problem with diesels.

    • ratrace
    • By ratrace 29th Dec 17, 8:51 PM
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turbocharger-Turbo-49135-05671-E90-BMW-320D-120D-150HP163HP-M47TU2D20-GASKETS/111797160648?hash=item1a07a14ac8:g:r8oAAOSwYIxYAi9 Y

    loads of turbos on fleebay buy it your self its not too hard a job if you take your time see above link
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    • mbwoy84
    • By mbwoy84 10th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
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    Depends on your next step. What are you looking to replace it with? A similar, but bit new/lower mileage used car or something new/nearly new?
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