My 1997 318is - Update

John Avis by | February 19, 2012 | My 1997 318is

Yesterday I replaced the oil filter housing gasket and bush, and also the cylinder head cover gasket. So far no oil leaks.
Yesterday I replaced the oil filter housing gasket and bush, and also the cylinder head cover gasket. So far no oil leaks.

I also picked up a (very expensive) sunroof mechanism ("cassette") which I tried to install yesterday and broke. After many hours combining the parts from mine and the new one I think I have a working sunroof. However before I let it run under its own power I want to ensure that the motor is back in the right position. Any advice for doing this?

I also fitted some orange indicators.

The interior is now a bit of a mess, with no headlining or pillar trim, but I'll get there eventually.

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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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