1991 BMW 318i E30 5 speed sedan
Price: - Item location: Spring, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: 3-Series
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 112,943
- VIN: WBAAJ931XMEJ02387
- Color: diamond schwartz
- Engine size: 1.8
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: tan and black
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
- Options: CD Player, Sunroof
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1991 BMW 3-SeriesI have owned this BMW for about a year and a half and it has been my very reliable daily driver. It has 112k on the odometer. However the engine was replaced by the previous owner. The engine came from a 318ti E36 and currently has about 90k on it.
The dash is in excellent condition with no cracks. The interior is tan (non sport seats) but all the door panels are black. The windows are tinted. The transmission and rear differential fluid has been replaced with Redline synthetic. The fuel filter and fuel pump have been recently replaced. The fuel pump is a Mustang high output unit. The previous owner replaced the radiator, nd fan clutch. I also recently had the water pump replaced (was leaking slightly). It had a vacuum leak so the intake manifold was removed to replace all the gaskets and vacuum hoses, new air intake boot and it has a cone air filter. It has 14" BBS basket weaves (no center caps). Brand new rear tires. The a/c compressor is brand new along with the drier. The a/c system has been completely flushed and has been converted to R134a. A/C blows ice cold. The heater works great too. It has a remote door lock/unlock system installed (comes with two remotes). There is about $1k into the stereo system: Alpine head unit with Bluetooth, andora, D, SB, Soundstream AMP, 0" Polk subwoofer in the trunk, ocal front component speakers, ear Kenwoods. The power steering has been removed and converted to manual steering with Garagistic power steering delete kit (I have all the parts to convert it back to power steering - pump, oses, nd reservoir).
New genuine BMW key, pare key and valet key. Also the valve cover gasket, park plugs, nd oil filter adapter gasket/seal were recently replaced. Rear view mirror with lights from a convertible E30. Brand new 7 series 140 amp alternator and a fairly new battery. New belts. New Ground Control rear shock mounts. Ellipsoid headlights with Sylvania Silver Star bulbs.
This car is extremely reliable, ependable and fun to drive. I have a clean/clear title in my name.
I have taken it on many road trips and would not hesitate to drive it anywhere. These cars are getting scarce and it's hard to find one unmolested such as this one.
Mileage on odometer - 112K. Still daily driving it so mileage will continue to go up slightly. Mileage on replacement engine is about 90K
Engine - 1.8 from a E36 318ti New parts installed recently - belts, ntake manifold gaskets, ll vacuum and crankcase breather hoses, ir intake boot, park plugs, alve cover gasket, il filter adapter gasket and o-rings, nd water pump.
Transmission - 5 speed manual. Shifts great and clutch feels fine. The clutch was replaced the previous owner at the time the engine was replaced. Redline synthetic fluid.
Rear differential - 4.10 with Redline synthetic fluid.
Cooling system - Recently replaced radiator and fan clutch.
Fuel system - New fuel filter and high output Mustang fuel pump.
Electrical System - New 140 amp alternator from a 7 Series BMW and recently replaced battery.
Wheels and tires - 14" BBS basket weaves (no center caps), rand new P205/60R14 rear tires and P185/65R14 front tires still in decent shape.
Stereo system - Alpine CDE-HD149BT head unit, oundstream 5 channel 640W AMP, 0" Polk sub, ocal Access front component speakers, nd rear Kenwood speakers.
Now for the issues:
Paint is faded slightly on the hood and truck but mainly on the roof. there is a slight dent on the left front fender near the grill. The rear bumper is cracked.
The windshield has a crack but it doesn't leak or bother me.
There is a rattle in the suspension when going over bumps. All the suspension parts seem fine and no play. So most likely front strut mounts?
Both fog light lenses are cracked but both light up fine.
The headliner cover piece for the sunroof is missing.