1998 BMW 318ti Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 318ti

1998 BMW 318ti Problems

Multiple Power Steering Hoses May Simultaneously Fail

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.

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1998 BMW 318ti Questions

Are there any engine issues with the 1.8, other than the stupid, plastic water pump blades? (1 answer)

Nearly bought an MB, C230 'til I found out about the balance shaft issue. Benz is really dropping the ball, not stepping up for a recall. The fix is like $4000!

where is the oil dipstick (1 answer)

unable to locate the dip stick

where is the brake fluid reservoir to add brake fluid? (1 answer)

For car service

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1998 BMW 318ti Reviews

I bought "Trixie", a Alpine White 318ti Sport, in 1996. She was the perfect car - fun, economical, and reliable. I sold her to a friend in 1999 when I decided to pay off all my bills before getting married. I received a call from the same friend 12 years later, asking if I was interested in buying her back for $700. I expected a battered wreck at that price. Instead she turned out to be in mint...
I bought this car after an exspensive divorce.....very good lookijng and reliable!
great car. cheap to run :)

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