1991 BMW 318i

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  1. zumin3k

    zumin3k New Member

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    I need to buy a car, and I need something cheap for now...A guy is selling a 91 318i 4d 5spd with 170K miles for $2k...I don't know anything about them, but I've got an E46 330ci that I really like right now...Any advice? It appears to be in excellent physical and mechanical condition.
    2nd owner, needs a window regulator (so does my 01 :mamoru:)
    Thanks :wiggle:
     
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    Well the engine/tranny are reliable...but there are a lot of little things that go wrong with these cars. $2k is a decent price and if you don't mind sinking a few hundred bucks into it every now and then, they're really fun cars.
     
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    Ok. I do all the work on my E46 myself anyways, I didn't know if these were a lot worse, or pretty standard as far as reliability. I don't know much about the older ones, so they're fun, eh?
     
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    E30 318's are the shit, and if you can work on an E46 an E30 is no problem.

    Keep an eye on the timing case cover gasket. They leak on those 4 cylinders and it can cause problems if you don't catch it and replace it early.

    Unless they've already been replaced, the E30 regulators are pop-riveted in, not bolted like your 330. Just knock the heads off the rivets and it's an easy(ish) job.

    Have fun.
     
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    I was supposed to go check it out this weekend but the guy flaked...next weekend it is.
     

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