Just bought a 95 325is to move out and move on from the 240 scene and the kids inside of it. I only have one picture of it as of today.
Overall I'm pretty happy with the purchase. Previous owner got about halfway through an "M swap" along with changing the interior panels to black so it has the black M vader seats, M cluster, and M bumpers. A bunch of the inner panels are still missing so I'll be keeping my eye out for partouts. But I have a couple of questions.
1. Water pump replacement. I noticed pelican parts wants a high amount of money for their metal impeller water pump replacement kits, but rockauto wants about a forth of the cost for a metal impeller water pump. Anyone else go that route?
2. Steering bushings. The steering is incredibly sloppy and numb. I'm assuming it's the rack bushings and not a fluid leak as it does not feel like there is a lost in power assist. Is this common in e36's and does anything have a recommendation on any good bushings?
3. Shifter. The shifter is about as crappy as it gets. While in gear, there's so much slop that it feels as if the shifter isn't in gear while the trans is. Should I just get a z3 setup?