1kris06 HalfDork
4/30/17 7:02 p.m.

I finally did a thing I've been meaning to do for the last 3 years. This BMW showed up at our used car dealer and I decided to take the plunge. 04 325xiT, 5speed, 160K. Now to see how expensive this project turns out to be.

Things to look into;

  • Replace the cooling system

  • Check the oil loss rate once cooling system is in check

  • Drivers side axle is leaking

  • Replace Low beam and Fog lights

  • Possibly look into sunroof issues

  • Rear diff is leaking

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/30/17 7:08 p.m.

In reply to 1kris06:

I have two friends that each have one and seem to love them. I'm personally pretty unknowledgable about anything BMW, but I'm happy to ask if you have any questions?

Huckleberry MegaDork
4/30/17 7:26 p.m.

I have an '05. Great cars.

You can buy reman axles from Autozone online with a lifetime warranty for $90 each. Super easy to change out.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
4/30/17 9:38 p.m.

Neat car. It's sort of a unicorn, since it has a manual transmission.

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