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Old 10-15-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought my '92 325i last week and it has a good bit of issues, but I bought it to "fix it up" during my spare time. My question is, where do I begin? Before doing any of the DIY stuff, do I need to take it and get a 15-point inspection done? Or are they just a waste of money and something I can do myself?

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Old 10-15-2006, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hey, welcome.

if u don't know exactly whats wrong with it, i'd go and get a bmw pre-purchase inspection done. i know u've already bought it, but they'll still tell u whats wrong with the car and u can make urself a 'to do' list.

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bring it to any mechanic, and have them do a little inspection...
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So what exactly do they check during these inspections? How much do they usually cost?

The only real "noticeable" problem I'm having is that I have to put coolant in every week and I can't find a leak anywhere. Other than that though, there isn't really anything "showing".
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If your state has safety inspections than any shop will do it for however much it is for a sticker. In NH (where I live) it ranges from $35 to $55 depending on where you go. They will check all front and rear bushings, struts, linkages, tires, wheel bearing, tie rods, ball joints, exhaust, belts, etc...
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