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Old 10-06-2010, 05:03 PM
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Who here has/had a BMW E30?

Hey everyone I'm just wondering who here has had or still has a BMW E30. As some of you may know I'm currently looking for a winter ride so my g can be garaged. I found a 1988 BMW 325i sedan with 161,xxx. It has red racing seats, its slammed(by my standards), has wheels.

But there is a few problems,
1. The car overheats and needs new head gaskets
2. Needs a new radiator
3. The mileage on the gauge cluster just stop working
4. 3 windows need new window motors.

He's asking 1200 buy got him down to $800.
Now do you guys think this would be a nice fixer upper project? I mean I searched eBay for a new head gaskets and its around $70/220 and a new radiator is around 150. I don't know where to find a new gauge cluster since the mileage doesn't work .

Are e30's easy to work on?
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:05 PM
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:09 PM
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Why would you want a RWD winter beater in your area?
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Just get a civic man, same price less problems lol.

IDK man, seems like a good deal for 8 bones but it could also be a disaster.
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Yea I know rwd sucks in the winter time but I just love e30's ever since I seen them on the aggressive/stretched thread lol. Hopefully this winter won't be as bad as last winter. But I wouldn't just use the e30 for winter , I would use it for my daily and just take the g out on nice days
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Just get a civic man, same price less problems lol.

IDK man, seems like a good deal for 8 bones but it could also be a disaster.
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Ive always been told german cars are a PIA to work on, but Ive only ever worked on jettas and golfs
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Isn't there a forum member on hear who bought a e30 and is fixing it up? I can't remember his username on here
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YOu can do this to your e30 as the winter car.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/08/14/bm...nto-an-e30-m3/
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Yea I seen that b4 , fcking sick but I don't have $100,xxx to build that haha
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If you want a german car get a VW corrado . I used to have one g60 4 banger supercharged from factory. It was hella fun. Too bad i didnt know smack about them back then, so i had to let it go. If what i know now, i knew then, i woulda still been having it.
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The head might be warped, there might be more issue than a simple overheat. Have you changed a head-gasket before? Its not exactly easy on that car. Its an old car and is going to need more parts replaced/repaired later. They are easier to work on than the newer BMW but less so than cars like Civics/Corollas.
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actually, bmw's e30's do pretty well in the snow. i would get a compression check done to make sure the overheating didn't do any other damage. other than that, $800 sound ok for a beater/fixer upper.
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Brian, i have a friend who has a near perfect AWD E30 for sale.
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