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    Hi all,

    Bought my 1998 E36 318 ti Compact last week, been grand so far! Picked it up with 133,000 miles on the clock for £850.




    Only problem so far was a rubbing noise coming from one of the front wheels, after some investigation I managed to track it down to the shield that sits at the back of the brake disk - pushed it back a little by hand and presto!

    Only thing left is to fix some niggles with the interior - missing bulb and bulb housing for the heater controls (housing to be found in a scrapyard I'm hoping!) and the gearstick has a tendency to come off if given a tug - should probably fix that!

    Also going to be looking at MPG - got around 230 miles for 30ish liters of fuel, that about right?
     
     

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    Hi Paolo, welcome aboard. Congrats on the motor, same as mine, cracking car.

    And I also had the gear lever trouble, so got one of these, which I can highly recommedd. Cheap, and looks the business, and rock solid when attached, albeit it involves a bodge job with some leccy tape. If you buy one, and need help with that, you can PM me, but it's easy enough to work out.

    Enjoy bimmerland!
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    Welcome to the forum

    Very nice looking car
     
     

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    Welcome, I see real potential in that car!
     
     

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    Cheers guys - hopefully I'll be able to contribute as well as pick up tips from the forums as I tackle engine tuning, rusty arches, and dodgy gear knobs over the next few months!!
     
     

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    Hi Paolo and welcome on board the Bimmerforums UK ship, good to have you with us
     
     

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    hello!
    i like the ti's
     
     

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    Just realised you're from Glasgow. Whereabouts, exactly? I'm currently back on the southside. What area you at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post
    Just realised you're from Glasgow. Whereabouts, exactly? I'm currently back on the southside. What area you at?
    I'm in the West End mate, find myself close to most things except a cheap pub!
     
     

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