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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.

BMW 328is Questions and Answers

jg1962, 1996 BMW 328is, Winchester, VA

my 1996 328is wont start and the raDIO DISPLAY READS CODE WAIT what does it mean

superjavy7, 1996 BMW 328is, Sioux City, IA

can u actually fix a hole in the oil pan?

piratelooks40, 1996 BMW 328is, Atlanta, GA

I tried to start my 1996 328is. It will not turn over. Their is no noise at all, no lights, seats, doorlocks, etc...I haven't driven the car in 3 weeks but it has been in a coverered garage.
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RJ Brooks, 1996 BMW 328is, Mobile, AL

1996 BMW328IS is leaking oil when the car is running. It flows from in between the cap and container. The filter is lcoated near the front of the car by the fan. Is this the oil filter and what is ...

Sylvia09, 1996 BMW 328is, Chula Vista, CA

Guilty- I ignored "oil light" approx 4 months. From one day to next car began to overheat. I had the thermastat changed and that took care of problem for approx 2 weeks. Car will run appr...

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BMW 328is Reviews

172,688 miles is how far my 328 has gone so far, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. I'm from the north, so winters here have dipped in the -5 to -10 degree range, yet it starts right up every morning despite having to park outside. The car has tons of options for a 1997 (obviously no satnav, it didnt exist yet), leather everything/heated seats/traction control (which can be turned off :D), power sunroof, either a 6 or 10 speaker stereo system, it just goes on. The interior is a bit tacky, and a few things could have been made better (door panels in particular), but overall is nice. Engine-wise, the 328iS comes with the M52B28 2.8L straight six, which is a tried and true technology for BMW. These engines will last forever so as long as they are maintained. However, these engines are notorious for needing cooling system maintainance every 75K miles,which isnt too expensive nor hard to do. The tranny is the same as the one in the Z3 and M3 from that model year (if its Manual), so it will be able to handle shift after shift (even if you miss a few). I love this car, everything is so responsive. Theres plenty of power all through the band, and it returns fair economy (27 highway and 20ish city- not from the EPA but from what I can get on a normal basis). Just be prepared to spend money on parts and get ready to start wrenching, because as great as this car is, it will still need your TLC.
-Chad

Excellent overall handling and durable for street and autocross use in stock form, though not as powerful as other coupes with turbo V6 or V8s. With a few upgrades to suspension and brakes is also good for track usage. Weak points: secondary air pump for cold start emissions fails (can be removed), ball joints, rear shock mounts, electronics quirks, non-LSD rear diff. Expensive for parts and commercial service; although most routine service is actually fairly simple for DIYs, it may require some special tools and electronics for more in depth projects.

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