From doug_felsenthal_at_cnt.com Tue Nov 17 15:24:44 1998
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From: Doug Felsenthal <doug_felsenthal_at_cnt.com>
Subject: '<e30> survey entry'
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:24:06 -0600
I got a 325 E30 1986, about one year ago, for $3000. As I have come to
understand a considerable bargain. The problems I've had have been
relatively minor, even though a couple have taken me considerable research
to figure out.
First problem was dashboard batteries, it was amazing, $2.50 for the Radio
Shack ones, and the temp gauge, service lights, and even the on board clock
Idle irratic was the biggest issue, eventually found an aftermarket valve
that fixed things pretty well, at least I'm happy.
Fuel filter, thought I had some fuel problems noted that some poor mechanic
put a very undersized unit on, I replaced with BMW standard after having to
redo fuel lines.
Engine over rich problem, this was a bit scary, car would intermittantly
loose power and die at idle. First it happen once per month, then got
worse after 4 months, replaced above fuel filter, problem went away for 6
weeks, then came back. Thought and though, finally car was dead one
morning, believe it or not replaced battery and everything was cleared up.
Running happily now. You explain it.
Other than than my used BMW drives better than a new Ford.....
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