I just purchased a 1998 318ti over the weekend and I need a little help. The car has 31,000 miles on it and is a 5 speed. I gave $10,500 for it and it looks perfect.
The drivers side power door lock doesn't work with the remote or lock button in the car, anyone else have this problem? I might try to take the pannel off and put some type of spray in there to see if moisture got in the plug somehow.
The next thing that I have is a whining coming from under the hood, which is only noticable at idle soulds like maybe a pully or bearings in the alt.
Finally there is a small rattle in the exhaust, however I will probably put a cat back on in the next few months.
What are the best performance mods for the 1.9L engine, and the best places to get parts?
Also what are the common problems with these cars, as this is my first BMW.