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From: "Ron Wheeler" <wheels_at_konnections.com>
To: "'dale_at_unofficialbmw.com'" <dale_at_unofficialbmw.com>
Subject: E30 survey
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 1996 00:19:17 -0600
Bought with 70,000miles
Currently has 121,000 on it.
1st year =3D no problems
90k developed power steering leak at the rack boots, tightened clamps =
and still have not replaced rack.
97k noticed slop in belt tension. Found alternator mounting bracket =
cracked in three places.
100k replaced timing belt and tensioner.
110k replaced right tie rod. Inboard joint was getting loose.
113k lost illumination to the computer. Cheap to fix but have not had =
the time to pull the panel apart.
Considering what we use this car for ( sports utility duties, ski trips, =
Utah winter commuting etc. ) I am very pleased with its dependability. I =
also own a pristine `83 533i with 190k on it (no rebuild) and am looking =
into buying a M5 or M6. Our E30 will continue to receive all our "high =
risk" travel assignments.
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