Hello everyone, i'm new here, and I am in the market for an used e36. I have been modifying cars since my umm first 1984 toyota corolla
. But of course my bmw will NOT be stock. I just wanted to know what to look for when purchasing one?
Things i know so far as general things to look for in cars...
-Check for oil leaks near head gasket or oil pan
-Check for axle, ball joint and bearing/bushing wear and tear
-Check inner cylinder wall color
-Transmission check by driving
-Look for smoking blue or white from exhaust
-Check cylinders using the "pull the spark plug wires with engine running" technique.
And from searching the boards i have noticed that i should ask for a changing of the stock water pump. Anything else i should look for since you guys all have the car and know what's good on the car and what's not. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
1 more question though, anybody running the H&R Cup System suspension on their bmws? does it handle good? and how's the ride quality?
Too many questions... now here's some pix of my previous car, an integra before it got rear ended (hence why i'm getting another car)
Car right after it's paint job
Car at the tracks
Car's current status w/ damage
and that's about it... looking forward to being part of the bmw family, and i hope it lasts me!