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1997 BMW 318ti
Property of Mathieu66. Added Apr 28 2014

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May 28 2020

Valeo alternator ($230) from Amazon. Brad installed.

  • 245,156

Added by Mathieu66 on May 28 2020 at 7:00 pm


Apr 24 2020

Duct taped the door panels flush against the door.

Added by Mathieu66 on Apr 24 2020 at 1:24 pm


Apr 14 2020

Applied RTV gasket maker to oil drain plug for slow leak. The next day it was dry.

  • 244,500

Added by Mathieu66 on Apr 14 2020 at 3:49 pm


Mar 3 2020

Rod replaced Magnaflow cat under warranty. It had a slight amount of soot.

  • 243,950

Added by Mathieu66 on Mar 3 2020 at 6:42 pm


Feb 27 2020

Allen tire

  • 243,865

Added by Mathieu66 on Feb 27 2020 at 7:11 pm


Tire rotation after 3200 miles.

  • 243,865

Added by Mathieu66 on Feb 27 2020 at 7:02 pm


Dec 30 2019

Amsoil Signature Series 10-40w and Mann filter installed. Oil and filter darker than usual after BG intake and Cataclean treatment. Vacuumed oil out and it was a dramatically cleaner and easier process.

  • 242,935

Added by Mathieu66 on Dec 30 2019 at 3:18 pm


Nov 15 2019

Bosch coil from AutohausAZ

  • 241,850

Added by Mathieu66 on Nov 16 2019 at 6:25 pm


Nov 9 2019

Bosch wires on eBay from Latvia

  • 241,750

Added by Mathieu66 on Nov 16 2019 at 6:22 pm


Oct 24 2019

Brad replaced the two crucial plastic coolant hoses (one which was broken and soon would be an issue) plus all the other hoses between and under the manifolds. Car runs audibly better but MPG is still an issue. The brake fluid was also bled and replaced with Bosch.Valve cover gasket replaced.

  • 241,232

Added by Mathieu66 on Oct 29 2019 at 4:57 pm


Oct 23 2019

  • 241,000

Added by Mathieu66 on Oct 29 2019 at 5:00 pm


Sep 30 2019

Cooper 185's installed by Allen Tire. 3 year free replacement for all hazards

  • 240,650

Added by Mathieu66 on Sep 30 2019 at 8:43 pm


Sep 20 2019

Decarbonized theair intake

  • 240,000

Added by Mathieu66 on Sep 20 2019 at 10:48 pm


Sep 3 2019

Brad installed a valve tree to alleviate an EGR blockage that triggered a CEL. He also installed a URO driver side window regulator( the rivets near the hinge are loose and slow the process).

  • 240,000

Added by Mathieu66 on Sep 5 2019 at 8:52 pm


May 25 2019

Added a pint of Amsoil

  • 237,900

Added by Mathieu66 on May 25 2019 at 2:47 pm


May 19 2019

Used a turkey baster to suck out 4oz of the old power steering fluid and then replaced with RP Synchromax. Turned the steering wheel over 5 times back and forth and then sucked out and replaced 4 more oz. Old stuff was dark but not black,

  • 237,500

Added by Mathieu66 on May 19 2019 at 9:18 pm


Drained and refilled gear box with Royal Purple Syncromax. Did it myself. Old stuff was still cherry red but gear box was getting a tad notchy.

  • 237,700

Added by Mathieu66 on May 19 2019 at 9:15 pm


Drained and refilled differential with Amsoil 75W-140. Did it myself. Old stuff was a bit dark but not bad for 35k miles.

  • 237,700

Added by Mathieu66 on May 19 2019 at 9:13 pm


May 8 2019

Fixed drivers window regulator. It's fine to 3/4's down but falls off the guide rail after. Reattached drivers door panel too. It's solid now.Used phillips screws instead of torx.

  • 237,550

Added by Mathieu66 on May 13 2019 at 3:05 pm


Apr 12 2019

32 and 34

  • 236,960

Added by Mathieu66 on Apr 12 2019 at 7:00 pm


Mar 30 2019

Wix 1006-2 cabin air filters installed. Old ones very dirty. 26k at replacement.

  • 236,655

Added by Mathieu66 on Mar 30 2019 at 1:08 pm


Mar 26 2019

Installed new pivot pins on drivers side regulator and greased liberally.

  • 236,500

Added by Mathieu66 on Mar 26 2019 at 7:24 pm


Genuine BMW fuel sending unit and seal self installed. Eliminated the gas leak after fill up.

  • 236,500

Added by Mathieu66 on Mar 26 2019 at 7:21 pm


Mar 24 2019

Replaced Wix air filter and cleaned throttle body and MAF sensor

  • 236,500

Added by Mathieu66 on Mar 24 2019 at 4:20 am


Mar 14 2019

Had Bob at El Camino install Textar front brakes (same part # as BMW OEM) and Pierburg air pump valve (EGR). Had it towed to him after it didn't start on Sunday night. He couldn't find anything wrong but did access and clean up the ECM with contact cleaner.

  • 236,500

Added by Mathieu66 on Mar 14 2019 at 7:39 pm


Feb 18 2019

Amsoil Premium 10-40w and Mann filter service. Had to have El Camino vacuum pump the oil out after drain plug stuck.

  • 236,109

Added by Mathieu66 on Feb 18 2019 at 4:17 pm


Feb 16 2019

Poured a 16oz can of Seafoam into the gas tank before driving to Los Angeles

  • 235,900

Added by Mathieu66 on Feb 18 2019 at 4:29 pm


Jan 19 2019

Tire Pressure

  • 235,600

Added by Mathieu66 on Feb 18 2019 at 4:20 pm


Nov 30 2018

Replaced negative ground. Wouldn't start for 10 minutes today.

  • 234,000

Added by Mathieu66 on Nov 30 2018 at 6:26 pm


Oct 25 2018

Magnaflow 448005 installed by Rod's Muffler. Old original was in bad condition. Rattling gone.

  • 233,800

Added by Mathieu66 on Oct 27 2018 at 6:22 pm


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