From sasha_at_ram.net.au Wed Oct 29 16:46:19 1997
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 23:41:24 +0000
From: Michael <sasha_at_ram.net.au>
Subject: E30 Survey No.2
My name is Michael St.Clair and I own a 1984 318i. Alot of things have
happened since my last survey, so, ill pick up where i left off.......
191000kms: new fuel lines, new rear bumper(bent)
193000kms: new Thermostat (75C) instead of 80, works great!!, new
fuel transfer pump, E36 control arm bushes(stiffer),
input/output flange for coolant(corroded), new radiator
hoses, service inspection 2.
196000kms: Lowered 35mm on german HIOP springs, new brake pads,
rear wheel cylinders, new muffler(genuine), new
gearbox(bloodyhell!), new front suspension upper mounts.
197000kms: New ignition coil and new high tension leads, new exhaust
manifold gasket(broken one made car sound like a truck!)
200000kms: 5 CRACKS FOUND IN ENGINE BLOCK!!!!!,(car was loosing coolant)
Mechanic suggested putting on a 2liter block instead of 1.8,
I'm picking up the car tommorrow (31 october 1997)
Well, by seeing that the block developed these cracks, this engine of
mine would have had to be completely fried by one of the previous
owners(severely overheated) ,(head has also had a crack in it repaired).
(Had it pressure tested yesturday just to make sure its ok, turned out
Anyway, till next time
1984 318i (with 2 liter conversion, mechanic promises more torque and
horses, he's done this conversion before)
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