1998 BMW 328i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 328i

1998 BMW 328i Problems

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.

Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area

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.

Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak

The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.

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.

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1998 BMW 328i Questions

How do I replace an ignition on my 98 328i (2 answers)

The key just turns in it. My bf went to take it out but is having problems. Please help

So what do you do when buying new battery after your car has failed smog with (1 answer)

Car failed smog inspection due to battery being daed for sometime but installed new battery

Timing cover gasket leak caused by oil pan gasket replacement? (1 answer)

Had the oil pan gasket replaced on my 1998 328i. Two days later I noticed oil was leaking again and was told by mechanic that the timing chain cover gasket was now leaking and needs to be replaced. Before I fork over another grand id like to know 1. if this issue should have been detected or 2. c...

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