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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 02-19-2016, 06:47 PM
jevi95 jevi95 is offline
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Service History & Belt

Hi, I have recently been looking at e30's in Australia.
I have come across one, which cosmetically is decent for its age but not perfect, however with a couple of mechanical concerns.

It has service history with regular servicing dating from 1987 till 2014, however the last noted cambelt + pump was written in the service book dated about 15 years ago. I'm unsure if it has been replaced again since, however the seller was also unsure and has no paperwork to show whether it has.

Vehicle is 325e 2.7l 6cyl, has about 225,000 KMs, seems to drive fine and doesn't make any odd noises.

Any advice?
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:34 AM
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Hi, I have recently been looking at e30's in Australia.
I have come across one, which cosmetically is decent for its age but not perfect, however with a couple of mechanical concerns.

It has service history with regular servicing dating from 1987 till 2014, however the last noted cambelt + pump was written in the service book dated about 15 years ago. I'm unsure if it has been replaced again since, however the seller was also unsure and has no paperwork to show whether it has.

Vehicle is 325e 2.7l 6cyl, has about 225,000 KMs, seems to drive fine and doesn't make any odd noises.

Any advice?
Get a pre-purchase inspection prior to buying the car. A mere walk-around visual inspection is foolish.

If you buy the car, immediately change the timing belt, water pump and thermostat, and engine, trans and diff oil, brake fluid flush, and other general maintenance items.
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