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Old 02-02-2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hey all, bought a basket case Ti while I'm in school to help perfect my manual transmission skills and potentially autocross when its running right. It's one of the early 96 builds without the ASC or SAP, lucky me, and blew up on the drive home a month ago! I've since bought a new Cylinder Head and gone through most of the top end. Currently waiting on an idle control valve and trying my hardest to bleed this coolant system. Water Wetter seemed to help but it started overheating again after the initial test drive. All that aside, I'm excited to be an owner of this funky bastard child of the brand. I've always been a fan of these random rare cars nobody knows exist.
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Welcome! Story sounds familiar, but sounds like you have skills to make it better. Enjoy it when it gets more normal, they are fun cars.

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1998 318ti Sport - "Cali" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior, Cali top
1998 318ti Sport - "Max" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior, S52
1997 318ti Sport - "Tiny" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior
1995 318ti Active - "Blanca" Alpineweib III/Schwartz leather interior

Other Current Bimmers: 2006 530i / 2000 2.3L Z3 / 1997 1.9L Z3 / 1999 540it

1997 318ti Sport - "Huera" - RIP
1995 318ti Active - RIP
1995 318ti Sport - "Tiny" Sold
1994 325i Sedan - "Jade" - Sold
1991 318ic - "Bert" - Sold
1985 635csi sold
1984 533i "Max" Sold
1984 318i sold

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Welcome! Story sounds familiar, but sounds like you have skills to make it better. Enjoy it when it gets more normal, they are fun cars.

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Yes I'm learning to be an engine builder and this car ended up being an ideal opportunity for learning. I'll have fun playing with the adjustable cam gears to find different Lobe Separation Angle.
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