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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by Pegasus@Sep 12 2004, 11:41 PM |
I just had my 5 speed, 1993, 318is since Thursday. It only has 25000 original miles and has been very well maintained and serviced by a BMW dealer. It looks like new. Among others, previous owner replaced the fuel pump three month ago. He also changed the water pump two years ago. The car is stock, with no modifications.
When I picked up the car, I noticed that cold starts in the morning where somewhat slow. The car started but it seemed to me that the battery was weak. Tonight, I was driving around with the A/C, lights and stereo on and, suddenly, I noticed that the battery light was on. Then, the ABS light also turned on. The gauges stopped working, the lights were dimming and, finally, the car started stalling and losing power badly. The engine stopped and refused to start. I suspect a bad alternator. What do you guys think?
Needless to say, I am really disappointed.
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