1998 BMW 328i Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

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.

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

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...

the rear end apears to oversteer when entering curves and is unstable on straithaway when roads are wet

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