BMW 323Ci Repair and Maintenance

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

BMW 323Ci Problems

Coolant Loss Due to Leak from Expansion Tank

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.

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

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.

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

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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BMW 323Ci Questions

the gas cap door will not stay closed...how can it be repaired (2 answers)

Why would the light stay on of the whole car (1 answer)

I know it lights up when the doors are open or a light is out but what does it mean when it just stays on

My check engine light came on and on my obd it gives me the codes p1421 & p1423 (1 answer)

I've already took it to custom European shop replaced hoses to secondary air pump told me it was fix then 3 days later check engine light came back on. Now that's twice already and with the charge of $320 every time I can't afford.. I'm trying to get this matter solve so I can pas...

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BMW 323Ci Reviews

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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