BMW 323Ci Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 323Ci

An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

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I have already replaced the mad,it worked but,it begun to do it again,tried cleaning it,its toast,what's the route of this eye stinging smoke,I also hooked a scanner to it,maf and 3/4misfire

the service light is on in my car the code is po705. how do I fix this. where is the switch located. can I do this my self

there is water in the cooling system\ but the car is not running hot what is the cause

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I just got a 2000 323ci. Worst thing I ever did. Before that I got a 1997 bmwti and it was the best buy I ever did. Like the body style of the 2000 323ci but everything else sucks. Too much problem. It will cost me more to fix it than what I paid for it.

This is my fourth BMW and the first one with too many problems: Steering flexible join to be replaced, valve lifters to be replaced, driver's fron corner light broken, two back up lights fell, sunroof screen tracks to be replaced...it's being a nightmare which I didn;t suffer before not even with my oldest 1997 328i It's a shame but have to say this is the worst BMW ever owned...I'd recomend t...

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