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T.Dot_E30 06-29-2007 04:09 PM

E46 323ci - common problems, what to look for?
 
Going to check out a 323ic.

I am going to get it on a hoist and check it out as best as i can. Maybe take it to bimmersport if i have any doubts.

What do you guys suggest I pay special attention to? esp on a higher mileage one.

What are the common problem areas?

P11 06-29-2007 04:11 PM

rear subframe... make sure its still intact. Most early e46's have this problem.

Mystikal 06-29-2007 04:34 PM

Subframe, front end stuff (ball joints and bushings), Vanos issues, electrical gremlins. Overall they're not bad at all, seem to have less weakpoints than late-model E36 6-cylinders.

You're so buying it, and it's so my fault.

Jay

azn_oo1 06-29-2007 04:38 PM

??
 
how much are u paying for it..and the kms on it pageages that are included

problems...

-sunroof slider
-check the a/c (see if the compressor is still in good shape) they cost a arm and a leg to repair..to check this bring it to a shop that also deals with A/C
check PSI

-check if keys still work they cost 250 a piece

-check for rust

-subframe
thats all i can think of so good luck

T.Dot_E30 06-29-2007 04:49 PM

Thanks for the comments, I'm not buying it im going to *see* it,.

How does checking the psi of the r134a tell you if the compressor is good? That just tells you how much r143a is in the system.

Quote:

Originally Posted by azn_oo1

problems...

-sunroof slider
-check the a/c (see if the compressor is still in good shape) they cost a arm and a leg to repair..to check this bring it to a shop that also deals with A/C
check PSI



joeys323ci 06-29-2007 05:19 PM

if you get it on a hoist check the rear diff mount. mine is gone and you need to take the whole rear end of the car out to change it . good luck *rockout*


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