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#1 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 07:39 PM
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Hey guys,
I just joined this forum because I just bought a 1993 318i. It has 123,000 miles, a manual transmission, and is super clean. It runs really well (handles almost as good as the brand new ones I get to play with at work!) and only has a couple simple issues (the right signal light bulb behind my guages is burnt out, and the brake fuid sensor needs replaced). I will admit that I don't know much about BMWs, so I figured I'd ask the gurus...what kinds of things should I look out for/check/replace? I plan on doing a tune-up once it gets a little warmer outside, but what else should I look for?
Thanks for your help!
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You will have to remove your cluster to replace the bulb for the directional... How To BMW

tune-up is easy..... Pelican Technical Article: BMW 3-Series E36 Spark Plug Replacement

Things to watch out for.....

Sagging glove box....
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Coolant system issues

Thermostat housing plastic, cracks. /Replace with aluminum housing

upper radiator neck plastic, cracks. / Just look to replace sooner or later

Water pump with plastic impeller, falls apart. / replace with metal impellered water pump
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Brake light circuit failure message, bad brake pedal switch, dirty & corroded
bulb contacts.
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Trunk wiring harness, left trunk hinge, look for broken wires.
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Welcome, looks like johnnybayonne has you pretty well covered. How about some pics.


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