1998 BMW 323i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 323i
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1998 BMW 323i ProblemsCheck Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating
The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.
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.
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
1998 BMW 323i QuestionsWould it be wise to buy this bmw 323i convertible with 228000 miles for 2500? (1 answer)
This is what the seller says about the car: 1998 BMW 323ic (e36 - convertible) - 5-speed manual - good clutch - mostly highway miles - new electric top and rear window (in full working order) - complete suspension overhaul over the last 3 years - new Racing Dynamics Strut Brace - brand new Pirell...
i have changed the steering rack four times and each time the top seal keeps blowing out. i also changed the pump.
can this be repaired without replacing head gasket and retooling one cylinder? Value of car seems to be close to cost of replacing gasket. Is their a effective and less costly fix?