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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Nov 2, 2006 at 8:36 am
Congrats on getting it running again!
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Sep 7, 2006 at 7:51 am
Even though we both know I could outrun this car on foot, I still like it! Once you get the HG and exhaust done, this should be a good, fun car for quite a while.

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1993 BMW 318i (the new headache)

Last updated Dec 8, 2006  

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Purchased the car basically as is, but it's been a bit of an albatross since I got it back from Cali.

First I lost a fog light to a semi re-tread on I-80 at 2am, then I lost the fan belt (i.e. water pump belt) 7 miles from home on a 1500-mile trip, and now, a head gasket.

However, with he suspension mods it has, there is almost NO body roll... and I like it!


1.8L I4, 138hp, 2.5lb-ft, 5-spd, weighs about 3000lbs with me in it.

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3.91 LSD, 330i Rear Brakes, E36 M3 front brakes and Bilstien struts, Race Springs, Manual Vader Seats (M3 Sport seats), HIDs, HID Fogs, 95 M3 Double-Spoke 1 17x8 wheels, SatNav/DVD player and LOTS of negative camber

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So, I take the car to the shop to have the springs swapped and snows put on... should be about $400 maybe $500 with a couple extra fixes tossed in. um, wow. 1) Bent strut 2) destroyed backing plates on rear brakes, which means 3) needs new wheel bearings...

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Went out to the car yesterday and the clutch pedal was not meaninfully connected to the clutch fork. thankfully I had forseen such events (with some prodding) and my new clutch slave had arrived tuesday afternoon. Last night I put it on and bled the...

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well phase one is finally complete... I drove the car (YES, DROVE THE CAR) to the exhaust shop tonight to have it sorted out/welded up, and I purged and bled the coolant system (will have to bleed it again, I'm sure). huge thanks to armen for helping me...

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