1990 BMW 325i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 BMW 325i

1990 BMW 325i Problems

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.

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.

Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

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.

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1990 BMW 325i Questions

Oily fluid leak INSIDE under driver seat, what could it be? coolant? (1 answer)

Where is the trunk release located inside the 325I,1988. Trunk lock doesn't work (2 answers)

Trunk key won't open the trunk. Called several locksmith
And they said couldn't help because they don't have access to BMW
codes.

Battery charge/discharge current/voltage normal readings. (1 answer)

Actually a 1987 325e but question/answer likely generic. ^
6 months old battery won't charge/hold a charge; have to jump start. Battery charge voltage with engine running is 13.6 volts, Discharge current through disconnected negative lead with car not running is 1.4 amps. Is this normal...

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1990 BMW 325i Recalls

Recall 94V066000
FEED FUEL HOSES CAN HARDEN AND "SET" OVER TIME, ALLOWING A SEEPAGE OF FUEL AT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HOSE AND THE ENGINE FITTING. THE CLAMP USED TO HOLD THE HOSE TO THE FITTING IS UNABLE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE HARDENING OF THE FEED FUEL HOSE.
Recall 93V015000
THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND A RESULTING INCREASE IN SYSTEM PRESSURE.

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1990 BMW 325i Reviews

Rated
based on 4 customer reviews
when engine is running no power to ac compressor,sunroof, power windows,blower motor and srs light on.engine off every thing get powers.
Well I bought this car for my son and this is his first car. Yes I have to say it maybe some thing I would want now but I am old. It is a 325i convertable with 172,062 miles and runs pretty well. Not a car that is fast or quick off the line which made it easier for me to say this is a great car for my son. There are small problems and I have fixed all. My question is the Hazard lights. First...
i love this little car money want buy

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