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    zeppelin's Car Details
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    Hi everyone!

    I'm Tom, and I just picked up a 97 328i SE saloon on Thursday after a cheeky eBay bid for a massive £625. As a bonus, it has also been converted to run on LPG! Cost £25 to fill up, not sure what mileage to expect out of it as yet but the optimistic OBC tells me I'm currently averaging around 31mpg, 38mpg on motorway.

    Of course, for £625 she isn't perfect... Couple of rust spots (worst one is on the drivers side rear door) and it has a whopping 211000 miles on it lol still drives fantastically though, it's clearly been looked after mechanically by the previous owners.

    There are a couple of things I wondered if anyone had any ideas about too...

    The ASC and airbag lights are permanently on

    When pulling away running on petrol in 1st it bogs down a lot unless you give it a lot of revs and the idle hunts a bit when
    returning to idle and putting the clutch in.

    On the last point,I'm going to have a look at the idle control valve but bizarrely this isn't a problem when running on gas so it may be something else...

    Anyway, long first post over!
     
     

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    Spirit's Car Details
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    e36 323i se saloon
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    welcome to the forum
     
     

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    welcome to the forum
    post a technical thread up with you problems
    if you put LPG in the title e36coupe328 will spot it
    he is the forum LPG guru
     
     

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