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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:25 PM
bap215x bap215x is offline
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Mein Auto: 1991 325i convertible e30
Exclamation 1991 325i convertible HELP

Bought the 91 automatic 325i convertible as my first car... looked great and odometer read 63,321 engine seemed fine.. there's about $9,000 in it so far..

-realized odometer didn't work..awesome. no worries I know that the gears melt and need to be replaced

-took it to get trunk lock replaced to fix the brake light that went out..found out there was water in the oil.....1 month after purchasing..
-took it to a shop they recommended down the road..(in/out for a whole year now..) bought march 2011
-replaced engine..
-new coolant hose
-idles weird..
-replaced idle air control valve
-still idles weird..
-did a few oil changes
-started running great!
-obtained an oil leak..
-took to shop..got it back a week later..
-oil leak worsened..as well as transmission started leaking .....
-gave it another week in the shop
-both leaks fixed
-starter driving weird again..transmission shifts odd..
-drove it to work..a/c belt fell off..
-took it back..replaced belt
-still drives rough..turn the a/c on for like 10 minutes and it eats like a quarter tank of my gas...
-also ill be driving with the a/c on and as I let off the gas and coast the car stars..bogging out? Jolting a bit
- a/c not on and ill coast the speedometer needle will rev back up around 35 MPH (about 1.5 rpm) and again at about 25mph (about .5-1 rpm) ???
-it now does it when the a/c isn't even on.... any ideas??
-haven't taken it back yet..
-start the engine and it would idle kind of high until I tap the gas or put in gear...
-gotten worse lately idling high then dropping....eratic....

Basically the mechanic I chose obviously can't handle my car..he has cut some slack $$wise but I'm fed up..

That's just mechanically.... I also replaced the convertible top....
-never leaked
-back window fell through which is when it started leaking..
-bought a new top on eBay for about $180
-took it to upholstery shop the collision (lock guys) recommended ...(mistake)
-paid about $500 for installation
-needed new tension cables and took a while to find metal clasps for the tension cables
-top leaks from front of windows by the visors...
-took it back and the put silicon in the top front to hopefully stop leak
-made it worse!
-haven't taken it back yet..so frustrated..honestly my boyfriend picked the top and he chose vinyl instead of cloth which looks great but probably should've gotten cloth..but the shop should've said hey vinyl wont work especially when they have another BMW like mine in their lot they work on......

Any help??? PLEASE
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