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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1985 320i euro e30

Was looking at a 1987 325, not looking too good now due to lack of maintenance. Found a 1985 320i. Its a 2.7L, 5 speed. Guy says it was imported from Copenhagen, Denmark. Says hes the 2nd owner and knew the first owner who had it imported. Has all the paperwork from new. Blew the timing belt, had the top end rebuilt from local BMW shop. $2500 asking price. No rust, rough paint. Any advice or euro imports? This is a much better documented car than the much cleaner 325 I was looking at. More money though. Any feedback much appreciated. Thanks.
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I wouldn't do that....sounds a little goofy to me
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
OMFG another one!?
 
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For one thing, it's no longer a 320i with the 2.7L eta (or other bored out to that size) engine in it... Was the rest if the drive line changed out as well?
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Settled on a 1991 325ic today. Needs some minor cosmetics. Have to reinstall the power antena, and cd changer. Previous owner was a Mercedes/Porche/Audi tech. Very well documented car, no rust. New top. The TB is due, around 48K miles on. He offered to change it out with me so I could learn. Man this thing is way faster than my 4 cyl. 320i ever dreamed of. Looking forward to learning from you guys. Thanks for your help. Feels great to be back in a bimmer. Top down, 5000 rpm. Wow.
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