My 1997 318is - Update

John Avis by | February 23, 2012 | My 1997 318is

Finally fixed the sunroof. Aside from breaking certain parts while trying to work out how it all worked, I think the main problem was lack of lubrication. It's working great now.
Finally fixed the sunroof. Aside from breaking certain parts while trying to work out how it all worked, I think the main problem was lack of lubrication. It's working great now.

While I had the headlining out I decided to get it recovered seeing it was very dirty and was starting to separate in places. It was redone by a company in Blacktown (NSW) for A$150 including material. I fitted it last night.

New headlining

Still have the replacement auto transmission sitting in the boot ready to fit. I am just waiting on a new torque converter seal and filter kit coming from BMA Parts (USA), as these parts were very expensive locally.

Tranmission ready to go

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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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