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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 07-07-2004, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I just bought a 86 325es from my father's friend. He was going to give it to Goodwill for the tax refund, but I decided to take it off his hands for the amount he was going to get for the refund ($500).

I bought it as a "project". Other than some minor cosmetic damage,it's not too bad at all. However, there is a clutch problem. The car will not start in neutral, only in gear. When we start it in gear, the car pulls forward even when the clutch is depressed. Took it on a run around the block in first gear only. When I take it out of gear while it is running, I can't shift back into any gear. I had to shut it off and restart it in first. Also, there is a kind of rattle from below the engine.

I knew this before we bought it, and I'm having it looked at by our reliable/cheap mechanic. Just wondering if anyone knows the specifics or has had a similar problem.

-Benny B
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