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Old 07-31-2004, 12:32 AM   #16
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very TRUE qimis I have thought about that, so I think i will go through and delete my sticky/bump messages.

Well this board is different can delete if buffer time has passed.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:06 PM   #17
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what does 'bump' or 'sticky' mean anyways?
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Old 12-06-2004, 08:20 PM   #18
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ditto to that? ^
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:11 PM   #19
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Sorry, was bored and had to point this out....

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"Luckily there is an easy way to see what you are getting into. GET THE SERVICE RECORDS!

I strongly advise buying an E30 without the service records.

If the owner did not take the time to document the work done to the car chances are he wouldn't take the time to make sure the work was done properly. There is also the possibility the owner had the car serviced at an auto repair "chain," or "mom and pop" mechanic."\

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Old 01-23-2005, 02:38 PM   #20
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Been a while since I've been here...

When an item is stickied it stays at the top of a dicussion/forum in this case this thread is under E30 discussions. An example of a sticky would the the administrators forum rules or attention messages such as the forums will be down.... If it was stickied it would be at the atop of all threads posted under E30 discussions no matter how old this thread is or new the newer threads are (normally new/updated threads appear at the top most of the discussion).

When were doing bump we were simply saying bump this thread above all other threads, thereby making it the topmost or one of the topmost threads in the E30 discussions. Thus bringing more attention to the thread.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:08 AM   #21
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dont expect to buy an e30 without running into problems... they are old cars... when u can find parts in the scrap yard, better than the ones on your car, you know its old... just don't get to discouraged when the repair bills come in... and like someone on here said b4... just cause its german, doesn't mean they cant be fixed... i find them easier than japanese cars to fix... u need little tiny hands to work under the hood of a honda
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:10 PM   #22
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Qimis, you might want to edit your write-up to mention that only the M42 has a chain tensioner and profile gasket. M20's have a timing belt and just a standard head gasket.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:51 PM   #23
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i got to say my eta is at 320,000km and shes still goin strong like the day we got her back in 1996...... and the clutch is just startnig to go so its time for a stroker ....
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Old 03-27-2005, 04:05 AM   #24
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I have seen a 88 325i with almost 400,000 miles.Its amazing how long a car can last if you maintain it right.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:33 PM   #25
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My parts car has 410,000 kms. It's a 1987 325is, and it was still running like a top when I pulled out the transmission.
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:00 PM   #26
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don't know if it was said already but look and see if the tail lights have their seals. one of my tail lights didn't have a seal and i was getting water in my tail light and it over flowed on to and around the battery cover.
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:25 AM   #27
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Add to E30 buyer's guide

Make sure that you check the car with a full tank, I bought my car and the whole time it only had less than 20L in it. Get it home, fill it up, alas!! it is leaking. From what I see it is very expensive to replace the tank and alot of people have had pacth jobs. I highly recomend you inspect the lines on the drivers side just in front of the rear wheel.

Oh yeah a replacement tank ordered from germany is 943.00 cdn (at cost) from BMW so I was told.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:17 PM   #28
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For that kind of gas leak you may wanna check under the back passenger seat, there is a cover and under either the internal gas pump or a plastic thing for the ones with external gas pump. Often it is the seal or the metal is bent from pressure from under the tank and when your tank is full gas will leak from there, it is alot cheaper to fix than getting a new tank.
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Old 11-11-2005, 12:43 AM   #29
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Chaeck under the battery if you have a trunk battery, have seen a few with this problem, including one of mine preveous ones, also behind tail tight around the bolts that are holding it, also seems to be a common problem, most common though as far as I see it is the rocker pannels rusting through under the front doors at the welding line.
Sorry if I re-posted something I did not read through everything
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:09 PM   #30
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Been a while since I've been here...

When an item is stickied it stays at the top of a dicussion/forum in this case this thread is under E30 discussions. An example of a sticky would the the administrators forum rules or attention messages such as the forums will be down.... If it was stickied it would be at the atop of all threads posted under E30 discussions no matter how old this thread is or new the newer threads are (normally new/updated threads appear at the top most of the discussion).

When were doing bump we were simply saying bump this thread above all other threads, thereby making it the topmost or one of the topmost threads in the E30 discussions. Thus bringing more attention to the thread.
thx...i've waited almost a year for an answer
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