Thread: 325ix... help?
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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agreed, they aren't difficult to maintain; however, the driveline is something which needs regular fluid changes to keep the transfer case clean. but, there is no way of telling whether the car has been abused and no way of telling when the transfer case can quit.
this is the expensive part. Control arms are also expensive. since he's pretty much said it's been overheating for a while there is a good chance the car needs a head. the rough running issue could either be vacuum leak (usually the intake bellow-black elbow) or it's been overheated so bad the motor is running like crap. unless you have experience and know what you're doing stay away. if you're handy it could be a good car once it is diagnosed and fixed.
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I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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