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E36 Buyers Guide

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: E36 Buyers Guide Reply with quote

Below are areas to pay close attention to if you are looking at buying an E36:

Body:
Cracks where the subframe mounts:
http://www.addictedracing.com/Project_Car_Pics/1993BMW_325is/5-16-08_Subframe.html
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105667&highlight=subframe+reinforcement

Engine:
Cooling system, if more then 100k, has the radiator and water pump and other plastic bits been replaced? Good chance of cracking the head of you overheat the engine due to cracked radiator or defective water pump.
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=33633
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=29212

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:21 am    Post subject: Re: E36 Buyers Guide Reply with quote

dale wrote:
Below are areas to pay close attention to if you are looking at buying an E36:

Body:
Cracks where the subframe mounts:
http://www.addictedracing.com/Project_Car_Pics/1993BMW_325is/5-16-08_Subframe.html
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105667&highlight=subframe+reinforcement

Engine:
Cooling system, if more then 100k, has the radiator and water pump and other plastic bits been replaced? Good chance of cracking the head of you overheat the engine due to cracked radiator or defective water pump.
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=33633
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=29212

More to come...


what else do i need to look for? and what should i expect to pay? please help me!
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