classicJackets
classicJackets HalfDork
7/30/18 8:20 p.m.

After getting cranked back up on the Courier project, and continuing to use my Expedition, I've realized it's in my best interests to cut losses now and sell the 3rd car.  


I bought this a few months ago and have done a good bit of refreshing and cleaning it up. 

Basic Info:

1995 318ti

5 Speed manual

180k miles

M-Tech swapped interior (Black Millpoint interior)

Located just outside Detroit, MI

Asking: $4300 for GRMers (OBO)

Pretty rust free, much better than I expected a Michigan car to be (and I'm from the rust-free south)

 

Aftermarket/Upgrade parts: 

Strombung exhaust - at least the muffler, could be the whole catback.

Nice radio with Bluetooth hookup

M-Tech interior, fully black

DSII wheels, 2 @ 17x7.5, 2 @ 17x8.5 - includes one spare rear, had been welded/repaired at some point, but was on the car when I got it

 

 

 

Below is a list of the new parts that I've installed since getting it:

Parking brake shoes and hardware

Rear Shocks

Staggered Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires - (bring your own wheels/tires, or promise me the tires back and I'll cut some money off :) )

All new Lug Studs

Front brake pads and rotors

All 4 rotor set screws

Intake air boot (rubber)

Intake Plenum Gasket

ICV Hose

Power steering reservoir

2 lines from power steering reservoir to rack

 

Radiator (Nissens)

Radiator Hoses (Rein)

German blue coolant

Water Pump

Thermostat

Temperature sender (for fan)

New Idler pulley for AC - Bracket seems to need replacing as the belt won't tension right

New belts for AC and Alternator/WP

 

New Ignition Cylinder and 2 new keys

New window regulators and OE slides

 

Brand new headlights

 

PPO had swapped to this M-Tech interior, but dyed the gray carpet black, and painted the center console. I swapped these out with interior from a true black interior TI to try and clean it up some. I think it looks much better - even got the rear parcel cover

 

Parts it comes with:

Inner and outer tie rods - Lemforder (OE Replacement)

Lower control arms (Meyle HD - seem to be preferred for handling and durability)

Offset LCA bushings - E36 m3 style, seem to be just solid rubber

Extra set of 16x7 wheels

Reverse switch - Sometimes the reverse lights just stay on. Could be because some of the rear light panel is made up of LED's, or could be this switch going bad

Bunch of parts related to shifter bushings/clips, and pedal bushings to tighten up any play

 

What it needs:

Steering rack seals are apparently not in good shape - I would take this as an opportunity to upgrade to the Z3 rack for a quicker ratio

The steering coupler - seems to be common on E36's for them to get sticky. I sprayed mine with grease and it moves smoothly but should still be replaced

Front Shocks: I was planning to do the whole front end in one go, from steering rack to shocks and everything in between more or less

Driver's side wiper arm - another apparently common issue is that the spring/something gets a little loose, and the arm doesn't hug the windshield as it should. Can interfere with hood opening up

Electric fan doesn't seem to turn on - the sensor is new. I haven't followed the wiring to see if there's a split, or if the fan itself is to blame. In my relatively few short trips around town it hasn't been a big deal, I just watch the temp gauge.

Exhaust... Leak? Kinda smelly, haven't really looking into fixing it yet.

Rear speakers - at one point, they were hooked up to an amplifier, but the wires are cut. When I swapped to the "true" black interior I noticed this. They are still cut, but I may look into soldering them back into working.

Driver's door panel put back on - bought it with it off, and it's still that way. I don't have the hardware.

Passenger door panel is sketchy - I think the mounting hardware/points have been broken off, and need hot glued/otherwise patched up to get the door panel to hold better.

Both interior door sills that came with the car have the clip retainers broken off. I have the new clips, but I haven't ordered new black door sills yet.

 

Long and short of it is this car is pretty much a few "small" things and some time away from being a really great, and a fairly new car mechanically. But I've set a deadline for my Courier, and having the money and space from getting this gone would really help me out. Listed on GRM first. More pictures to follow in the coming days, or feel free to reach out if you want to see anything in particular. PM me on here is the best way to start talking. 

 

 

 

 

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
7/30/18 8:44 p.m.

I can vouch for the lack of rust and general solid-ness of this car, as the PO is a family friend and I was tasked with finding him a solid first car.  It runs really well, the clutch feels good, and I'm pretty sure it's got an LSD (but I'm old and my brain is full so I'll let CJ address that).

classicJackets
classicJackets HalfDork
8/10/18 7:09 a.m.

Bump, drove it to work today. Lots of fun with the sunroof open. Still need it gone..

classicJackets
classicJackets HalfDork
8/14/18 8:31 a.m.

Passenger window regulator came off track. The shop that set it in originally said the window mounts were a little bent. 


Price drop to $3900. Make offers! 

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