BMW 318is Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 318is

BMW 318is Problems

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.

Transmission

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

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BMW 318is Questions

Why Fuel Gauge says E but full. Car recently in shop for fuel smell in trun (1 answer)

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!

my 1995318is wont crank or start definate electrical problem.i changed and messe (1 answer)

my car always started but i changed the relays all of them now it wont start (2 answers)

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 Recalls

Recall 98V178000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT, SUCH AS A THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, OR FAN BELT, CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND SYSTEM PRESSURE. IF THE INDICATIONS OF A CRITICAL OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NOT NOTICED B...
Recall 97V131000
THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN ...
Recall 96V110000
THE AIR BAG CONTACT RING LOCKING TAB LOCATED IN THE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN BREAK WITHOUT WARNING.

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BMW 318is Reviews

Love my car, getting close to the 275,000 mile mark. Still runs tightly, and gets over 30 mpg. I did have to replace the original catalytic converter last year to pass emissions, but it running well.
Dependable but you need to keep up the front control arms and rotors.
actually i have a question and cant get an answer with out paying a web sight and i dont have the money to do that my car wont start and i wanted to know how to by pass the securiety box can anyone help me my number is 541 852 8442 or e mail me at yegmo@yahoo.com please thanks all

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