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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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| Originally posted by offabroadway@Mar 10 2005, 12:49 AM |
Hey everyone. Bought my car, and will have it on Saturday. A 1985 325e, 4 speed auto, 4 door with roughly 235,000km on the clock. Had a couple of questions about my soon-to-be-baby, even though the fellow selling me the car (my dad's friend/mechanic) is fixing everything for me for free.
First, he says it seems to run a little rough when its started up on dead cold mornings. He revs the engine a couple of times, keeps an eye on the idle with his foot for about 10 seconds, and then she's fine. Looking through the service records (I've got everything back to the delivery of the car ) it seems that this was usually a problem. What causes this?
Also, the temperature guage was doing some funny dancing. Car's temperature was actually fine. He figured it was the coolant temperature sensor. (When I say dancing, it was just wavering all over the place in quick succession... not taking wild temperature swings)... think he's right?
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| Originally posted by offabroadway@Mar 10 2005, 11:11 AM |
ICV valve, I'll check that. When I find it in the Haynes manual. I'm used to nosing around K cars, so this is a little different.
One more question, if anyone knows where to find a stereo wiring diagram for the stock wiring in the dash of the 325... the previous owner took his headunit with him and left a clipped mess of wires (which he found when he bought the car, and he installed his own head unit). Does a good diagram, colour-to-colour explanation exist?
| Originally posted by yamaha405@Mar 10 2005, 10:15 PM |
You said to clean it with wd40. how exactly do you do this. just spray it in all the opening real good? thanks. Chris---
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