E36 M3 Problems? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2003, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
sport3
Guest
 
Car:
Posts: n/a
Photos:
Love the forums guys, but I am currently looking at a 97-98 M3, the particular one is a '97 with 58000 miles, estorial blue coupe, very nice. Is there anything I should be concerned about? I know the plastic bladed water pump was a problem on 95's (learned that from here!). Is there anything I should watch out for? What options were available then?
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Car:
Posts: 3,077
Photos:
cam540 is an unknown quantity at this point
Have a mechanic look it over, do a car fax, check for accidents, and get all servive history...thats all you should need, if all that checks out then you're good to go.

Plastic fan in the pump was changed to metal in '96
__________________
<img src='http://people.albion.edu/dbc10/images/w04.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<a href='http://http://www.licenseschoolusa.com/real-estate-book.php' target='_blank'>Real Estate Books</a> | <a href='http://www.spotya.com' target='_blank'>Spotya! Quick Cash</a> - Short term cash loans for online shopping.
<a href='http://www.licenseschoolusa.com' target='_blank'>Real Estate License</a> | <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=1629532' target='_blank'>My LinkedIn Profile</a> - Contact me
cam540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2003, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Car: turbo e36 325/s50 and e46 330xi
Posts: 10,839
Photos:
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
do what cam says, its always best to get a professional (outside of the actual dealer whos selling the car) to look at it. get them to do a once over on it. and one little thing to check is the tires. i noticed that some m3's comming with staggered rims have all the same tires sometimes because the dealer doesnt know that they are suppose to be staggered. check that (its stupid but it does happen)
__________________
Furious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2003, 08:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
KingScare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal
Car: 98 M3
Posts: 1,035
Photos:
KingScare is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to KingScare
Excuse my ignorance...what does "staggered" mean?
KingScare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2003, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
lwebb12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wheatland, CA
Car: 2000 M5
Posts: 4,663
Photos:
lwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond reputelwebb12 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to lwebb12 Send a message via Yahoo to lwebb12
wider wheels and tires in the back then in the front
__________________
Member 150+ MPH club
Member of the 3-Pedal club
Memebr BMW FORUMS V1 CLUB
JL Audio 13W7 in W7 pro wedge box powered by JL Audio 1000/1 slash series amp. JL Audio RBC. V1 hardwired.
Euro First Aid Kit, warning triangle, and fire extinguisher. Euro Storage bin Mod. UUC Stage III lightweight flywheel/clutch.
lwebb12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do post-1994 E36 need fuel filter changed, ever? Delmarco 3-Series (E36) 13 08-24-2006 01:39 PM
E36 Overheating / Head Problems Sean Duggan 3-Series (E36) 7 10-05-2005 05:45 AM
BMW 318i 92Model E36 Starting Problems deanbelich 3-Series (E36) 7 09-21-2005 11:41 AM
Climate Control Problems black318 3-Series (E36) 0 02-24-2005 02:00 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.