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    Hello all, I'm new to the forum, just thought I'd pop on here and say hi to you all

    I used to have a 'compact' 318ti in Fosters Beer can blue, but I wiped it down the side of a bus (oops) so I'm now literally just about to make payment for a 323i SE (1998, E36, S reg)

    My main concern is this whole 'Nikasil' issue, is there anything I can look for (other than the service history) which will tell me what type of cylinder liners I have?

    The car looks perfect, it's even got the little torch in the glovebox, mint, so initial impressions are good. a bit of a squeak on the rear drivers side suspension bounce test, but I'm working on the assumption that new springs and shocks on the back end will fix that?

    any other suggestions?
     
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Can anyone assist the OP with some advice?
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum mate
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
    seeing as your 323 is a 98 you dont need to worry about the nikasil issues, BMW had it sorted by then
    it was only the early M52 engines that suffered the problem (95, 96 and think early 97)
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    Welcome mate, I have a E36 323I SE too. The only questions im sure will need answering in time are modification one's and I will be more than happy to help as im sure the other members will too.

    Excellent choice of motor too
     
     

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    phew.. thanks for that I was getting a bit worried about the whole Nikasil thing..

    I have been running it for a couple of weeks now, it's a beautiful car, gotta love the Germans for their engineering. It's a bit juicy but the pull it gives when you put the foot down is well worth it

    It was 1deg C this morning (car beeps at me, Ice warning, nice) but I noticed that it was slightly excessive on the white smoke when I pulled up at work (engine at temperature, after 20min drive) - after a bit of searching on here it seems that I'm looking at a new Lamda sensor, it is running a bit rich I reckon.. should cut my fuel use down and stop the emmissions.. can someone link me a guide to replacing it? I can see loads of people saying 'change your lamda' but where is it? I have an average grasp of mechanical repairs, and have clever friends who are willing to assist, I just try not to pester them about my car all the time. people do it to me with their computers, it can be a pain in the arse

    any ideas would be greatfully appreciated, ta. I'm putting a new set of springs on it soon, and a nice big 15" sub in the boot, other than that I plan to keep it fairly stock. plenty of power in the engine, don't really need more

    cheers for the welcomes
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