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Old 04-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
Looking for an e30 325i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 5
So now at least I'll have time to make a better response.

Originally Posted by frankie591 View Post
Rust: Battery box, front jacking points, rear license plate lights, bottom corners of windshield are the major points.
Originally Posted by karmatose View Post
Typical places for rust are:

-front floors (rot at corners, around gas pedal)
-battery box in trunk.
-battery box up front
-above gas tank under seats in rear
-trunk floor
-jack well
-around license plate

Take a phillips screw driver and a 10mm (iirc) nut driver or socket and pull out the kick panels to lift up the carpet and have a peek.

Also, if it's a diving board car, look that the bumper isn't gonna rot off.
That's a pretty good list rust wise. Most of these things I probably won't see on an ad so I guess I'll have to be extra careful when checking out the cars in person.

Also, define "Diving Board Car". I'm not familiar with the term.

As for the timing belt, that's something I'm quite familiar with as I own a 13 year old Jetta and have already changed it twice

Thanks again to those who replied!
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