BMW 318is Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 318is
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BMW 318is Problems
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.
transmission keep switching from automatic to manual. Most of the time when reaching a stop sign and below 10 miles per hour. Otherwise transmission runs very well
BMW 318is Questions
Strong fuel smell in trunk. Shop replaced fuel filter & fuel cylinoid now after I put gas in tank & car has been started a hand full of times, fuel gauge registers empty & fuel light is on. Fuel gauge has always worked until then. HELP!
well i changed the plastic coolant tube that sits under the throotle and next to the injectors and fuelrail right onder the intake uits a plastis tube that has coolant water run through it and i might of pulled a sensor knockwire off caquse its hangin.i changed around the relays and forgot what ...
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BMW 318is Reviews
One of BMW's best! This models M44 motor is a much better driving motor then the previous M42, both of which were pretty much bullet with little maintenance. The M44 has a broader power band and is smoother! Slightly more efficient too! And the delightful handling of the E36 creates one of the best packages BMW has ever made. The '96-'99 318is are the better model and well worth the extra $!!
Car handles great with alot of control. Can be pretty fast when it is needed while still getting 20-25 MPG. Great car to cruz around in. 1995 BMW 318is 5 speed manual
A truly amazing car! Imagine true sports car handling, luxury comfort, relatively quiet......Thinking $50K? How about $5K and 28 mpg! With the BMW badge!!! My '97 318is has all that and so many aftermarket stuff to choose from! Minor mods make it faster, but costs more in gas. Still have mine and it's one of my favorites to drive in traffic or the mountain twisties! If you find one...GRAB...