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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 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM
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88 325 e automatic transmission is dead

ideas about the best option, rebuild it, buy a remanufactured one, used one, sell it to a junk yard . . .or . .Where, where, can I get one, for those who asked, Imperial County(especifically, city of Calexico, CA, 92231) is between San Diego, California and Yuma, Arizona and Riverside County

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:51 PM
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:24 AM
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if you want to keep the car for a long time, rebuild it. if you don't then just get another from a junk yard.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:36 AM
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Do not sell it to a junkyard fix it out sell it to someone who will setas are getting rarer by the day.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:40 PM
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:43 AM
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1988 325 automatic transmission

Will any 1984 through 1995 325 automatic transmission fit my 1988 325 e as I was told at a transmission shop once they check on their book?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:21 PM
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To bad I just took my auto out for a 5 speed swap
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:21 PM
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32e transmission working!

$65 plus 60 day warranty, transmission around $200 in expenses; mechanic, oil, $140 meals personal expenses, total aprox 400 and its working again thank you all for your support in not sending it to the junkyard...
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:43 AM
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what was specifically wrong with it? can you describe what was happening? and why it was dead?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:38 AM
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$65 plus 60 day warranty, transmission around $200 in expenses; mechanic, oil, $140 meals personal expenses, total aprox 400 and its working again thank you all for your support in not sending it to the junkyard...
Yes, do tell what was fixed.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:42 AM
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yes, wanted to know what was fixed.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:00 PM
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$65 and 60 day warranty, must be electrical. im gunna guess the pump went bad
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:18 AM
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transmission working

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what was specifically wrong with it? can you describe what was happening? and why it was dead?
I went to a San Diego, Ca junkyard two hours away from Calexico, CA bought it replaced it and working fine after almost two months, I might decide to start looking for another one since it is the second transmission in around 4 years plus the original one to fix it I asked on both sides of the border USA and Mexico and wanted between 300 and 1200 way too much the 1000 I paid 6-7 years ago.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:23 AM
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What was wrong?

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$65 and 60 day warranty, must be electrical. im gunna guess the pump went bad
It was working on reverse but any gear forward, so finding an used one at a bargain price $65 plus expenses for labor, oil, gas was an awesome deal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:53 AM
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hey i kinda have that same problem had to replace my flywheel trans worked for three days the while on the hwy lost all fwd power i have reverse just wont go fwd is it really dead or does it have belts like the e36
its a 1990 325i
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