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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-26-2015, 04:19 PM
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I just picked this up. 98 323i its in good condition but maintenance history is unknown. I am going to do a full fluids swap and new valve cover gasket. Other then that don't know 100% what i should do after that. It has been a while since i have owned a used BMW.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:09 PM
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:50 PM
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^^ +1 and also +1 to the fluid change you mentioned.

check tires for any uneven wear and gauge an alignment or suspension check if you see any.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:09 PM
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ok i do know the speedo i off by 5mph 55=50.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:52 PM
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That's more typical than you know. BMW speedometers are notoriously "optimistic".
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:22 AM
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Oh ok my 87 e30 didn't have that issue just the odometer stopping due to the gear. What other things should I be looking for as I dive into this thing?
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:01 AM
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i did that driving it home with no tags lol
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:17 AM
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:47 AM
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I will get some up today
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