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Old 05-15-2008, 08:51 AM
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Thinking of buying a 98 BMW 323ic

I drove a 98 BMW 323ic last night for sale locally, and got to say I am thinking of buying. 146K and $3600-3700 ballpark. This price is fair for a few cosmetic items needing attention.

Anyone out there have BMW knowledge.

I really liked it, and mechanically it checked out good. I did have a "sound" when I first was pulling out on the drive, and it sounded like it came from the engine (if it had front wheel drive I would have described it as that type of noise, but it only happened once, despite the fact I drove the car for about an hour)

Anyone own, owned one... Need fast feedback.... I will probably decide today.

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BTW... sadly my 85 300cd will be for sale if I pull the trigger on this Bimmer.

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Old 05-15-2008, 08:53 AM
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Thinking of buying a 98 BMW 323ic

drove a 98 BMW 323ic last night for sale locally, and got to say I am thinking of buying. 146K and $3600-3700 ballpark. This price is fair for a few cosmetic items needing attention.

Anyone out there have BMW knowledge.

I really liked it, and mechanically it checked out good. I did have a "sound" when I first was pulling out on the drive, and it sounded like it came from the engine (if it had front wheel drive I would have described it as that type of noise, but it only happened once, despite the fact I drove the car for about an hour)

Anyone own, owned one... Need fast feedback.... I will probably decide today.

Thanks,


BTW... sadly my 85 300cd will be for sale if I pull the trigger on this Bimmer.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:57 AM
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The M52 engine is fairly straighforward and not a maintenance pig. What does this sound "sound like"?
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You might get more replies if you post this in the gasser forum.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:42 AM
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noise

If you ever had a front wheel drive vehicle, it was a transmission/ axle noise (motor noise, not grinding). It went away in about 5 seconds of driving off.

There was quite a bit of heat after my drive, but it was about 80 out, and I was running the A/c, it has a small engine compartment...
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:08 AM
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run hot

do these engines run hot....

the temp gauge was about in the middle, but a lot of heat when I raised the hood.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:57 PM
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power steering

It sound to me like power steering now. It only happens when starting cold, and it goes away after the engine warms up 30 seconds later..


I will do you all a favor and move over to the BMW boards.

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