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by John Avis | February 3, 2015
After several months of excessive noise due to the previously mentioned cracked exhaust manifold, my 1997 318is sedan is now fixed and quiet again.
by John Avis | January 10, 2015
It has been a while since I posted any updates about either of my 318is', so here's a bit of a summary on what has being going on with them.
by John Avis | November 2, 2013
We have been having problems starting our 1997 BMW 318is.
by John Avis | March 18, 2013
The ignition lock on our 1997 318is 4-door has for some time shown some signs that it was wearing out. Sometimes when you turned the key the lock would just spin freely.
by John Avis | April 14, 2012
Engine mounts replaced... car running great now. No strange noises around corners, and idle is much smoother now.
by John Avis | April 10, 2012
I got around to doing what I should have done first and just looked down at the engine mounts. Looks like the driver side mount has completely separated.
by John Avis | April 8, 2012
Another day spent working on the car, another frustrating day.
by John Avis | March 25, 2012
Today I installed the new steering wheel and the new centre console with armrest. If it wasn't for the crappy seat covers and front door trims it would be looking pretty good in there. The car also got a wash and wax.
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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