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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 02-27-2005, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am considering buying a BMW 318i, 1985, 136k (low) miles, with power windows, ac, sunroof, little or no rust that I noticed on the body (owned mainly in Texas and New Mexico). The clutch has a hydraulic leak since you have to pump it when you first get in. It runs, beyond that the owner states it needs a tuneup. It was last registered in 2003, so it has not been sitting that long I guess (carfax report).

Are clutch hydraulic leaks hard to fix? Could I do it myself?

Are parts hard to get and expensive for BMW's sometimes? Generally not? The other car I have (which needs a lot of work to restore) is a 1973 VW Fastback, and it has been very easy to find parts for cheap.

I want to learn how to fix cars, it is a hobby I am working on. Would this be a good car to restore and learn on? From what I read I think it would be awesome!

Thanks.
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