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Old 12-23-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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E36 high KM

I'm new here and and i want to know if 200 000km+ e36 are reliable for purchase or for a bimmer in general??? ... because thats what i see the most in my area. They clean and all its just KM that i'm more worried... should i???
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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Milage and condition are two different things...You can get a low milage car that was neglected (or not even original milage), or you can find one that has a few Km but is well kept. The KEY to this is records!!! Find out as much possible about what was done to the car, and when.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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my buddy purchased a 325 e36 1995 with 450000km november 2009,
until today (dec 23, 2010) he hasnt spent a 1$ on the engine, not even on brakes
and car still runs, he drove 30 000 km on it
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:40 AM   #4
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my 325 has just passed 350,000km bought it last year with 270,000 and its still running great. all i did was new plugs, valve cover gasket and i have a small oil leak which i will fix in the next little while. oil feed line, just need to put in a couple of o rings. been very very good to me. if its well maintained you could easily see somewhere in the half mil range in klicks easy
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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i have 356,000 on mine, still runs like a top!
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:16 PM   #6
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my buddy purchased a 325 e36 1995 with 450000km november 2009,
until today (dec 23, 2010) he hasnt spent a 1$ on the engine, not even on brakes
and car still runs, he drove 30 000 km on it
wow thats crazy 480000km!!! i guess its really about how its well maintain throught the years...i check that out... thanks guys
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #7
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320km on my car and it runs great!
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #8
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just passed 255, 500 on my '96 328i yesterday and still runs awesome - and gets up and runs like a scalded cat!

Did a tune up when I bought it last September, and that's it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #9
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my buddy purchased a 325 e36 1995 with 450000km november 2009,
until today (dec 23, 2010) he hasnt spent a 1$ on the engine
That's good to know! I have a 318ti with 131 500km, I should keep it for looong and loong time!

BUT the 1000$ question is : It this the original engine, on your bud's car?
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:12 PM   #10
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how many of you are running original suspension and exhaust?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #11
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mine, original suspension. no. exhaust yes
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:15 AM   #12
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OEM suspension wears our fast... like i think its usually 25,000km to 35,000 km.. first thing i did was replace mines shocks with a longer lasting koni ones..
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Suspension is all stock but I have a Remus exhaust. I'd like to get a stiffer suspension (at least only coils) Do anybody know who makes stiffer/lower coils for e36 318ti?
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:01 PM   #14
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too many to name... check bimmerworld... uuc... bf.c
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #15
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Mine runs like new and it has 215k, mines a baby compared to these guys tho
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