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.
So I just got my first BMW on 09.20.04. I am very proud to own such a wonderful machine. It's an 1992 325i Conv. with an E30 body, 5-spd transmission and an M20 engine. Everything is in great condition and I have no complaints. But just some things I have pondered on...
Which book is THE book for maintenance and repairs? I've seen the name "Bentley" alot...
Also, is the air conditioning panel supposed to light up when the lights are on? I'm still fumbling around in the dark for the controls.
Please post any misc. tips for my new machine that I might find helpful.
No, the deal on the body style is that (I am assuming, even without the assistance of any official knowledge or photographic evidence) in 92, BMW made E30s and E36s. An example can be found if you go to BimmerParts (bimmerpartswholesale.com - also, not a promotion) and select the 325i in the pulldown list and you can see where the body styles overlap in years. They have the conv. in both E30 and E36.
(Not in a rude manner) Go chew on that one for a while... used
91 was the last e30 saloon. 92 they continued with the convertable.
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I live my life one quarter mile at a time, and for those 23 or more seconds I'm free.
Imagine if I won the lottery - make me a to-do list from hell.
1. What wheels would look good on it?
2. Where can you get that front-end trim piece that goes above the headlights and below the edge of hood... kinda looks like a unibrow for a bimmer?
3. How about side skirts to match the front?
4. Roundel with red fills.
5. Anything else that would look cool.
PS: It wasn't the alternator. The battery shorted out. Much cheaper.
Originally posted by takaaco@Sep 24 2004, 11:06 PM red roundal
interior: new steering wheel ( gota take out the airbag)
paint your door hadels/map pockets black so you can have the "2 tone affect"
Try and fix your cracking seats/replace them
exterior: Drop that shit like mad!!! Strut bars after than and then get some new 15 16' wheels to top it off. O and take of that black licence plate thing and eather leave it bare or put a european plate up!! OO and i forgot you could do smoked tails/turns/sides/ and headlights if ya wanta make it look badass
damn nice car, how much did you pay may i ask? and how old are ya, if this is your first car I wanta kill you, lucky basterd! B)
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