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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 11-05-2014, 08:22 PM
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Might have a junker

.. My car has almost lost all power I slam on the gas and nothing happens might be firing on just 3 cylinders sounds like .. I know nothing about cars but I know a master mechanic and he said sounds like Pistons or valves .. Basically more than what the cars worth .. I have new plugs and wires I've had a similar problem before where oil was clogging the injectors so I needed a new valve cover because it keeps the oil away from the plugs in this model .. Please help in any way you can .. The model is 1985 BMW 325e with a 1983 engine.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:04 PM
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1) Compression check. 2) Cooling system pressure check. Post results
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:31 PM
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Okay will do ill defiantly have to do coolant check because my coolant light is on
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:20 PM
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If the coolant (level) light keeps comming back then you have a leak. If you cant see it the leak would be internal - head gasket.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:06 AM
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Or it's coming out of the water pump weep hole and evaporating.
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:34 AM
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Hopefully a pressure test would make any external leak show up.
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