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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 07-08-2004, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help im looking at a 86 BMW 325e with 160k miles. Is this milage good. The car os really nice tricked out car but i dont know much bout old BMWs. So i m just wondering.
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this is the car
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's actually a 325es.
Check it out.
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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looks pretty good, just needs wheels that fit
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other then the wheels that our to big that is a sweet looking ride!
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Looks like a good car at a glance... needs new wheels!!!!!

It looks like it has been painted so i would inspect the whole body.... other then that just read the article that Aether gave u, it gives u all the guidelines for buying an E30.
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The first question I would ask is "At what was the timing belt replaced" (critical) and the second question would be "At what mileage were the valves last adjusted"?I am not a 325/E30 guy but about every 20,000 for the valves and 60,000 for the timing belt/tensioner seems to stick in my head.
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Definetly ask when the timing belt was changed, mine on my E30 cost me 500-600 dollars.
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ive seen that car in some vids and pics, not bad, but wheels are definetly not of my taste. Id say get some new ones. and carfax it definetly, and for reliability. Id have a feeling like those wheels might cause some damage sooner or later to the fenders.
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that's andre's car, so ur saying he's selling it?

The wide tires is more of the euro look, many people in europe are going thru a fad about doing this to their cars, so that is his aim- to each his own, and i like the car the way it is
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Yep thats andres car. Thanks for the help full replies!
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actually it looks like the wheels are sitting at a negative camber (positive? blah.) at the moment. Maybe for track? More than likely its grossly out of proportion to optimal standards though, you might want to get under the car and see if the control arms aren't sitting properly. He probally lowered the bejezus out of the car without paying attention to the handling. Looks spiffy though. How much is he asking for it? 106k isn't bad at all IMO.
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oh, 160. still ok. I got mine with like 159k. But my odometer doesn't work, so... shrug.
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i didn't know andre was selling his car! he frequents a lot of forums and i hadnt' seen it in a for sale section or anything, weird.

i always loved his car though

wonder what his plans will be next......
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