Well, I did it, I sold the 1994 318is and got my hands on a 1995 325is, pics below.
She has 200 000 kms, automatic :( , the engine runs beautiful. Older gentleman drove it since its initial purchase... you wouldn't believe the maintenance records on this thing.
NOW.. for the life of me I can't figure out my front end vibration (noticeable in steering wheel movement). Between 58 and 60 km/h the front end begins to vibrate and then stops... vibrations return between 180 and 220 km/h range.. obviously with much more rigour. Now from what I remember from those physics courses I took too many years ago, a small vibration or oscillation in one part of the system may be compounded into or appear in another part of the system...
The vehicle has been inspected, twice. Alignment, wheel balance performed. Tie-rods and front tables all new as well as bushings and bearings and joints. Steering Rack was replaced by previous owner... Front shocks new... springs look good but feel like they are old... front end moves up and down too much... would this be the source? Tires... uneven wear...
I spent the night looking at the front end and still can't figure it out..
I'm stumped... I would appreciate any ideas. Thank you.
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti
1979 320is RiP
1994 318is Sold
1995 325is Sold
1995 530i Sold