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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.
Apr 24 2020
Duct taped the door panels flush against the door.
Apr 14 2020
Applied RTV gasket maker to oil drain plug for slow leak. The next day it was dry.
Mar 3 2020
Rod replaced Magnaflow cat under warranty. It had a slight amount of soot.
Feb 27 2020
Tire rotation after 3200 miles.
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.
Nov 15 2019
Bosch coil from AutohausAZ
Nov 9 2019
Bosch wires on eBay from Latvia
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.
Oct 23 2019
Sep 30 2019
Cooper 185's installed by Allen Tire. 3 year free replacement for all hazards
Sep 20 2019
Decarbonized theair intake
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).
May 25 2019
Added a pint of Amsoil
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,
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.
Drained and refilled differential with Amsoil 75W-140. Did it myself. Old stuff was a bit dark but not bad for 35k miles.
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.
Apr 12 2019
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Mar 30 2019
Wix 1006-2 cabin air filters installed. Old ones very dirty. 26k at replacement.
Mar 26 2019
Installed new pivot pins on drivers side regulator and greased liberally.
Genuine BMW fuel sending unit and seal self installed. Eliminated the gas leak after fill up.
Mar 24 2019
Replaced Wix air filter and cleaned throttle body and MAF sensor
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.
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.
Feb 16 2019
Poured a 16oz can of Seafoam into the gas tank before driving to Los Angeles
Jan 19 2019
Nov 30 2018
Replaced negative ground. Wouldn't start for 10 minutes today.
Oct 25 2018
Magnaflow 448005 installed by Rod's Muffler. Old original was in bad condition. Rattling gone.
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