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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 07-18-2017, 02:33 PM
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Occasional hesitation on start - 325i

Sometimes, usually always when warm, I get in, turn the key, and nothing. It always heals itself after a minute or two. I've tried cleaning the contacts, tightening the battery cables. A couple of months ago I cleaned all the ground connections for another issue. Didn't seem to affect this business. Hasn't stranded me yet but it's worrisome.

Oops, ETA: As I was leaving, I mentioned the issue to my warehouse neighbor, a good mechanic, and he said an old solenoid could very well be doing that.

Well duh. As far as I know the starter is the original, with 440 K on it. I think a reman might be in order.

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