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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 08-06-2014, 12:11 PM
joeldk joeldk is offline
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Mein Auto: 89 BMW 325i convertible
1989 325i- Help!!

So I have a 325i convertible. It is the sexyist car I have ever owned, so I want to restore it to perfection to keep for many years to come!
So here's what is going on:
--Check engine light comes on every couple of weeks, but just briefly and never stays on.
--Slight hesitation as I begin to drive, almost like it is trying to speed up. after less than a minute it drives with no problem.
--When I am slowing down, it sounds almost like a airplane slowing down (obviously much quieter and without the tires screeching on the runway) so just kind've imagine the sounds of the air speeding around the airplane as it halts to a stop.
--Battery voltage when running is 12.5V when it should be running at 13.5-14V
--Sometimes it will take 2 times to start up the car. Like, I have to hold the key in cranking position for longer than I should have to. Only happens every once and a while.
What I've done so far:
--Replaced mass air inflow boot (mechanic said it needed replacing, bought a new one online for $20)
What I know so far:
--Needs new o2 Sensor. It is coming in the mail, so once I get it, it doesn't look very hard to replace at all.
--Needs new alternator. (will replace this at the end of month when money comes in)
--Previous owner removed the heating system under the hood (don't ask me why, I have no flipping clue. It seems like an odd thing to remove the system). When I buy a new one, where
should it be placed/connected to when I install the new one?

So, any help would be much appreciated! If you need more information, I will gladly provide that information.

Last edited by joeldk; 08-06-2014 at 12:15 PM.
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