1998 M3's, How Reliable?

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  1. S4Driver

    S4Driver New Member

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    I am looking at a 98 4 door M3 that has 98K on it. Asking is 12,900 obo. Anyone have experience with high mileage M3's or BMW's in general? THanks...
     
  2. Merli

    Merli gplus.to/merli OT Supporter

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    Do you have to drop the engine to replace the water pump?
     
  3. Jobe

    Jobe keke ^_^

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    Nope, the fan will have to be removed tho. Check out -
    http://www.logun.org/waterpmp.htm
     
  4. Bugatti

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    The plastic water pump thing is a '95 problem. The 98's all have metal impellar pumps no need to change.

    Radiators how ever.... might need on every 70K.

    I've got over 100K on my '95 m3. Fixed radiator, Rear shock mounts, water pump and everything else I put on was for fun. Great buy, great price... Go for it.
     
  5. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    I have a '97 with 140k on it. All I've ever replaced is wear and tear stuff, brakes, clutch, tires, lightbulbs, etc.
     
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    which years is E36 and which years is E46? and which year M3 is most reliable? (95-98)
     
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    E46 No comment

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    I'd ask for service records but usually fairly reliable.
    You can tell if it's a late year '98 if the rear seats have headrests. Nontheless, good luck on your sale/search. '98 M3 sedans in 5 speed are very hard to find.
     

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