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.
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.
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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