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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
No worries, it's the only one in the bunch, so it...

No worries, it's the only one in the bunch, so it is a good distinction to be made - so, thank you actually. I agree with you regarding it being a bad idea to sell. And there is no way I would sell...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
Yes, it does run fine. The only problem is of...

Yes, it does run fine. The only problem is of course there is no way of telling when the timing chain might go. It may be in five miles or could last 15,000 more. So there is an inherent risk...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
I wish. This would be true if you wanted to only...

I wish. This would be true if you wanted to only replace the chain tensioner. On the 318is the actual replacement of the timing chain (not a belt as is the case for the 325) plus rails ect. is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-09-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
Okay, I think I'm going to try to sell it as is,...

Okay, I think I'm going to try to sell it as is, just not sure how much it is worth now. Other than the problem outlined above, the car is in good shape and just passed inspection for another year. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-23-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
Good advice, thank you. I was thinking about...

Good advice, thank you. I was thinking about doing a swap myself someday when the m42 ran out. That would be a great option for this car. The problem is my special lady friend wants it gone. I've...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-23-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
So, that's a no then I guess. Thanks.

So, that's a no then I guess. Thanks.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By cs1221
Need Advice re: my 318is - To fix or not to fix

So, I got some bad news from the mechanic when I brought the car in for state inspection. I guess a timing chain job is in the near future.

Part 1: How much should this cost? New timing...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-12-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By cs1221
Okay, feeler status is over. It's for sale. ...

Okay, feeler status is over. It's for sale. This is the first place I've posted, I guess I will move on to other venues... Thanks for looking.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-11-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By cs1221
Good question. The best I've paid attention to...

Good question. The best I've paid attention to as been 37 mpg on a freeway trip. The worst I've recorded has been 26 mpg by sitting in a lovely traffic jam for way too long. I average 29 or 30 on...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By cs1221
FS Feeler: 91' 318is

Just wanted to put a feeler out there and see what interest levels may be. I don't want to, but I'm considering selling my 1991 318is Diamond Schwartz with just under 167k on it. I just moved from...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By cs1221
Any updates Jami? I'm thinking it is electrical...

Any updates Jami? I'm thinking it is electrical because that is the only thing I have yet to try (cause it scares me).
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-27-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,174
Posted By cs1221
I think you guys have some reading comprehension...

I think you guys have some reading comprehension problems. Where does he say that he would be owing anything on the e30? The current owner of the e30 would need to pay off his loan on the car...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,174
Posted By cs1221
I've had that same Jetta, you are right the...

I've had that same Jetta, you are right the electical business on those are terrible, the mechanical is not bad if you got a good one. Too bad your Jetta is on any decent worst cars to buy used...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-20-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,586
Posted By cs1221
I have this exact same problem (and same car),...

I have this exact same problem (and same car), please tell me you figured out what the issue is! Car runs like a charm once it is warmed up, but runs rough on a cold start. It doesn't stall, as it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-20-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,237
Posted By cs1221
148,000 on my 91 318is m42 engine, still strong!

148,000 on my 91 318is m42 engine, still strong!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-19-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By cs1221
Jami, I know this is an old thread, but I...

Jami,

I know this is an old thread, but I think I have the same issue you had with the rough cold idle, and something (not sure if it is gas or oil or what) leaking a tiny bit. I know I need to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-11-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By cs1221
I have to agree with this. I let my friend (a...

I have to agree with this. I let my friend (a girl) borrow my 318is while I as out of town for a month. When I got back I had to pry the keys out of her death grip. She said she had never received...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-11-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By cs1221
Mine had this problem on both sides. On the...

Mine had this problem on both sides. On the drivers side it turned out to be the rubber antenna grommet (just replace it), and on the other side I had a crack on my tail light (I just covered it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By cs1221
I average about 26 mpg with my 91 318is.

I average about 26 mpg with my 91 318is.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By cs1221
Thanks for the information here. The previous...

Thanks for the information here. The previous owner should have already replaced the profile gasket, or so I was told. However, good point and worth checking while it is opened up. I will also...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By cs1221
Yep, that is about what this is going to cost me,...

Yep, that is about what this is going to cost me, ugh! :(

Thanks for the affirmation though.

Is there anything else worth checking out while that part of the engine is open?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By cs1221
Cheap? The mechanicís estimate is very far from...

Cheap? The mechanicís estimate is very far from cheap. The estimate is for more than just the tensioner though. He said that just to get in there to work on the chain and who knows what else is a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-21-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By cs1221
New chain tensioner for my m42?

My 91í 318is starts really rough no matter what the weather, almost to the point of killing, but not quite. However, after she is good and warmed up it runs much better. Figuring out the cause of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-22-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By cs1221
:( Yes, there are cheap ones on ebay, and they...

:( Yes, there are cheap ones on ebay, and they seem great till you are putting it in and it doesn't fit perfect. It is a big job to replace the fuel tank by the way, mine rusted on the top where the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-12-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By cs1221
And so it turns out...

The vibration was due to a bad tie rod.

I did get some new rubber on. I got some Nokian WR tires from Finland, and they rock!

The sunroof I short-term fixed by not completly closing the the...
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