My 1997 318is - Update

John Avis by | January 26, 2012 | My 1997 318is

I found a "good" transmission from a wrecker for $350, expecting another $350 in labour. I looked at the repair manual but I think changing a transmission is beyond my skills.

I had a better look over the car when I got home from work and couldn't find any evidence of smash repairs. I am quite impressed with the body.

Through eBay I ordered a set of door handle seals and new wheel badges. Sure the transmission's stuffed and the engine's leaking all of its oil, but at least it will start to look nicer.

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I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.


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