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Old 04-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
Ceeker
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make sure the transfer case is working. do a jack test. Rear wheels up in the air and put the car in drive and see if the front wheels pull the car. that's a good sign. if not, bad transfer case or front drive shaft. control arms are far more costly on an IX then a regular e30. rust/rot behind the wheel moldings, lower fender heels. Moisture gets trapped in these areas making it common rust area. and the usual e30 stuff..LOL. sway bar links, tie rods, shocks. exhaust. rear license plate light area often rots out. aux fan seizes up due to a/c system failure. they stop using it therefore the fan seizes.

ALWAYS do a timing belt service and waterpump immediately if purchased regardless of what owner tells you.
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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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