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Old 05-13-2003, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, very nice board. I am new to the BMW scene, I currently own an Acura Integra...However, a guy I know has a 1993 BMW 325i sedan...Well we started talking and might be trading straight up...The only problem is I need to have this thing checked out and plan to but have a few questions. OK, was there ever a "AC Schnitzer" edition for the 325i? This one has an emblem on the front grill, and on the dash on the woodgrain it is embossed in it...Another thing, this car is a 93 and has 158k miles, not bad for a 93, but is there any major things that need to be looked at? He told me that something about the car not having a catalyctic converter causes the cars temp to be higher than it should be. Is this true? Could the fact that the idle goes up and down have anything to do with this? Thanks for any help, and I hope to soon be a BMW owner!
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Hey Scarface welcome!! How much we talkin' here?? And where are you from cuz the catalyctic converter is needed for dealin here in NYS..
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there was no ACS edition, those are just ad ons you can buy, he probaly has aftermarket AC Schnitzer parts.....
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there was no ACS edition, those are just ad ons you can buy, he probaly has aftermarket AC Schnitzer parts.....
is it a just a 2.5liter and how much is the car worth and ur car? that the big thing so u dont get ripped
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depending on the condition of your car you may be getting ripped...and ac schnitzer is an aftermarket tuning company...and yes no catalytic converter makes the car run a little bit hotter...major thing i would think of checking would be the waterpump other than that it should be a good car...but i recommend you try to find a 5spd if this car is an auto.
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My car has a few mods to it, but I looked it up a while back and mine is worth no more than 5k at the most from what I can remember, I need to refresh my memory, I live in Alabama so smog laws are foreign here lol, so i would need to put at least a high flow cat on the carto get the temp where it needs to be? The car is a 5 speed and is a 6 cylinder. I have 4500 in the Acura( i came acorss a killer deal about a year ago), and he wants like 6500 for the BMW but owes somewhere around 4200, we came to the agreement that if something did come to a deal that we would swap even..I really want this car, but tomorrow I am gonna take it to my mechanic who I always deal with, he owns a place called Automotive International thats highly reputable and does alot of business with the stereo shop I work at...So I guess wish me luck and the first thing I will do it take those ugly chrome niche wheels off and get either some 18 inch or 19 inch rims!!
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heh....scratch the idea of 19"s right out of your head...away it goes....i dont believe 19s would fit, and it wouldnt look right...17 or 18s are the prefered sizes on e36s....18"s look awsome
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heh....scratch the idea of 19"s right out of your head...away it goes....i dont believe 19s would fit, and it wouldnt look right...17 or 18s are the prefered sizes on e36s....18"s look awsome
19's are just to big..but do u have pics of both cars?it would give us a little more idea/understandin
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ya, pics of the car would help us out.. a little more info
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ya, pics of the car would help us out.. a little more info
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too bad this was over a year ago...
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ROFL.... this was on page 3.... holy shit.. i feel like an ass!! HAHAHAHAHAH
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