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My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

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.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | April 8, 2012

Another day spent working on the car, another frustrating day.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

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.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | March 24, 2012

I managed to get a few more parts today, most importantly a new steering wheel, and a new centre console with leather armrest (at a bargain price).


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318s - Update - Automatic Transmission Replacement

by John Avis | March 23, 2012

Finally got the car back from the auto trans place. This transmission is better - drives well in forward gears - but reverse is slow to engage.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | March 21, 2012

The car has been with the auto transmission specialists since last Tuesday and two days ago they told me the new (used) transmission needs replacing.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | March 13, 2012

I drove the car to work today and the transmission became a bit of a problem, finally resulting in the transmission fault light coming on and being stuck in 3rd gear (limp home mode presumably).


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | March 12, 2012

Late this afternoon I registered the car finally, and my wife and i took it for the first legal drive.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | March 9, 2012

Just when I thought the worst was over, things got worse.


My 1997 318is

My 1997 318is - Update

by John Avis | March 7, 2012

Unfortunately the fitting of the new transmission did not go well today.

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About me

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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