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Old 09-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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OT: New procject car, BMW content

Don't you love it when a car falls in your lap? Jeep gas and tires cost money as we know. I have been looking for a fun project/commuter car since I bought my JK last year. Working on BMW's for a living I had a predisposition to finding one. Not really in a hurry but looking for the right deal. Last week I bought this 1989 325i. 5spd stick and 241k miles. Classic case of someone who was just over the car after sinking a ton of time and money into it.

Owned by a kid at my work, it has been sitting on the lot for 8 months with a supposed stalling issue. It has all new brakes, calipers, wheel bearings and some other stuff. Arrow straight body and super clean interior. Stalling issue is very intermittent. He doesn't know the older cars i dont think and threw his hands up with it. My guess is a crank sensor or air meter. Best part is I paid $800 for it! It fires right up. Runs smooth and good until I noticed it spraying fuel everywhere from a rotted hose. I'm going to rehose it this week and fix the sunroof since they cables are bad. I already cleaned out the black widows (that I can see) and cleaned all the dirt off.

My plans are to leave it as is and well patina'd as any mod money spent, is mod money away from my Jeep but it will upgrade stuff and put some decent suspension on it, engine tweaks, and some rubber and wheels and make a commuter/auocrosser out of it.Parts for these cars are cheap as you can get and since I have a friend who races Spec E30, tons of take off spares are laying around.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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Nice find. I love the older BMWs.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Nice E30 is my favorite BMW especially the wide flared M3's
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Is that the straight 6?

Never mind: answered my own question after I looked at the engine again. Good lookin car. I like the next body style better but it's still sharp.
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Yep you gotta love BMW's, my first car was a 1971 BMW 2002, hands down the greatest vehicle I've ever owned. 16 years old and thought I wanted to be a rally racer, drove that car HARD. Would love to get another, maybe when the girls finish college??
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