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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 11-26-2008, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My first BMW! Some questions too.

My first BMW is a 1984 BMW 318i.

So I saw this car on kijiji.ca and I was like wow that'd be cool. And I got really into the car, and today. I bought it. I drove in a truck through 2 feet of know going 50 in a 90 for 2 hours to get to this car, and drove back.

So after 2 hours of my neck hurting from not taking my eyes off the car, I got it to the shop. I'll have picture's tomorrow.

This is it. 1984 BMW 318i - Sudbury BMW Cars For Sale - Kijiji Sudbury

The car is in AMAZING shape 137,000km on the clock, clutch is slipping but he gave me a brand new clutch with the car.

Brakes need to be done but it's no big deal. I have a shop.

I'm looking at doing plastic bumper swaps, front and back. Turbo, lowering the car alot, 15" rims with low profile tires, differential swap, paint job and a custom race inspired interior.

Going to be quite the car, going to open up a build thread once I have pictures.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OH YEAH. I bought it for $60 and a pocket bike that I got for FREE!!!

I'm absolutly inlove with this car. it's looks way better in person too.

I was cleaning up the car and there was a dead snake in the sunroof...galley?

huge snake skin everywhere. mice shit too.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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like to see pics of the snake. Nice car btw
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thanks guys. I'll be bringing a camera to the shop today.

Snake pictures wont be taken because I already threw it in the garbabe.

But I might find a 2nd one!
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nice i have an 84' 318i too. i got mine for free when it was a piece but i put 6 to 7k into it. there's so much you can do to them and if you like working on cars and doing stuff yourself then you picked a good car. good luck with it and post some more pics
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dude you got that e30 for $60???
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Yes I did.

Compression test reads cyl#1- 146psi #2- 95psi(DRY) 125psi(WET) #3- 152psi #4- 144psi

I'm fairly good except for cyl #2, I'm more then likely going to have to rebuild or swap the engine.

Would like to keep it 4cyl, are there any swaps other then the S14 that are 4cyl?

Are there m10 rebuild kits? Complete with pistons, rods, gasket's etc..

Also looking for a turbo kit if I find a rebuild kit.


Hopefully working on it today. We're having 3 new hoists installed and I'm hoping they'll be done when I get there.
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You bought this car in sudbury, where do you live?
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