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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 10-01-2007, 07:20 PM
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Need help purchasing 1987 325is

Hi all, big newbie here. I've always wanted to pick up an E30 for some cheap thrills and have located a 1987 325is for a reasonable price near me. 225K miles, 5 speed coupe. What questions should I ask? Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:52 AM
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ask for when the timing belt was done, timing belt on those car are priceless
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:17 PM
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IF any accidents
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:35 AM
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Ask if the original head bolts were replaced
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:55 PM
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if you remove the oil cap you can tell if they were replaced. the old ones were hex style.
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:54 PM
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Mein Auto: 1990 e30 325i convertible
Check for oil leaks, especially the head gasket, rear differential and "guibo" (seal which seals the engine to the transmission). As the e30 is high in torque, these seals tend to loosen over time.
1990 e30 325i convertible
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