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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 02-24-2008, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My first BMW -

I was looking for a fun car to drive, something that was manual and RWD. I saw an '81 320I for sale on Craigslist for $500, but no picture. When I showed up, I saw this:





Came with a trunkful of parts and the factory repair manual!



The rust worries me a bit though:



It had new tires/clutch/waterpump, but needed the rear wheel cylinders rebuilt and rear shocks, as well as the rust repair, so I offered him $350 and he took it. Not a bad deal, but it'll all depend on how I can fix that rust.

Anyway, just saying hello. My thought was to try and turn this into a daily driver for the summer at least, and maybe do some AutoX if I got real crazy, just for fun.

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Old 02-24-2008, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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omg he didnt care for the car... hope you can fully restore it without too many problems
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Welcome to werkz Best of luck restoring that 320i. I hope outside of teh cosmetics, everythign is mechanically sound.

If you have any questions, just ask. There are plenty of knowledgeable people here.
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Once you take care of the rust cancer, that's going to be a purty car!
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Once you take care of the rust cancer, that's going to be a purty car!
This will be my first foray into repairing rust, so we'll see how that goes.

She runs okay, but split the radiator hose on the way home and started overheating and smoking. Just needs some love and a general tuneup.
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nice, looks like it will be some fun once its fixed up. good luck
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Why was this moved to Help/Tech? I posted it in the Lounge just like I was told to for my introductory post...
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But as long as it's here -

The temp needle got into the red a couple times when that radiator hose split. What are the chances damage was done, and how would I check that possibility? Don't want to have warped the head, although that would give me an excuse to do some upgrades...
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Sorry I didn't say anything about it. I moved the thread here because it looks like you could use some technical advice. This is the best place to get it for your car.

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Sorry I didn't say anything about it. I moved the thread here because it looks like you could use some technical advice. This is the best place to get it for your car.

Sorry about that. My bad.
No worries. Just wanted to make sure I was playing by the rules.
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OMG, the potential there...

If you have never done any rust repair, this will be interesting, bout the ony way to truly repair it is to cut it off.
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OMG, the potential there...

If you have never done any rust repair, this will be interesting, bout the ony way to truly repair it is to cut it off.
Well, my buddy is a welder. With all the info on the web, I think we should get it right sooner or later, yes?
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