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Old 10-24-2019, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default New 96 318ti California owner in Atlanta

Just bought a project 1996 318ti from a broker a few days ago. here are the details:
  • 1996 318ti (manufacture date 6/96)
  • automatic (I know, I know, I wish it was a stick too)
  • 214K
  • Arctic Silver with black leather
  • California power top
  • 16 inch z3 wheels

The good?
  • Interior is in good shape for the miles
  • Runs really good (with a caveat below)
  • Shifts good
  • No suspension creaks, bumps, groans, etc.
  • Sunroof and all windows work
  • Generally seems like a solid car

She is a project because of cosmetics and some age related stuff
  • both front fenders have dents and will need to be swapped out
  • the hood lhas LOTS of waves and bumps, will need to be swapped
  • left front sunroof drain was caulked shut. (WTF?). After I pulled the caulk plug out, I tested that drain with some water, sure enough water ran into the interior near the A-pillar. I know this means fixing that drain hose.
  • Something is weird with the cooling fan. It runs from the moment I start the car. That's not right is it?
  • I think the thermostat is stuck at least partially open, temp gauge never reaches the mid-point. At the most it gets to 1/3 of the gauge
  • Lots of little interior plastics need help. Door panels, etc.

Anyway, that's my new project. I have a few of them.

Here is my current list of cars:
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman S
2000 Jaguar XJ8
1983 BMW 320i (will be for sale soon)
1998 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
2010 MB GLK350
1996 BMW 318ti
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:29 AM   #2
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Sounds clean! Post up some pictures when you get a chance!
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