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For Sale: 1997 BMW 328i


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1997 BMW 328i

Exterior: silver; 4 doors
Interior: black
Mileage: 227,000
Engine: M52B28 2.8L straight six; OBD-I intake manifold; M3 cams; Conforti software; K&N intake; Bosal backbox
Transmission: 1998 M3 5-speed manual with LSD (3.38 from an automatic M3 vert); Turner Motorsport driveshaft
Brakes: F: ATE Powerslots & Hawk HPS pads; R: OEM discs & HPS pads; ATE super 200 fluid
Summer wheels: OEM BMW DS1 17” wheels with Hankook Ventus V12 (cords showing)
Winter wheels: OEM BMW 15” steel wheels with Bridgestone Blizzaks (about one season remain)



Rust spot on drivers rear wheel well
Rust spot on trunk opening
Rust damage around front jack pads
Rust damage (missing) front sway bar mounts - welded replacement required
Various door dings
Drivers foglight inoperable - connector appears damaged
Drivers door lock tumbler sticky
Hood release inoperable (have to pull cable hard with pliers - documented in pictures; requires fender removal for complete repair, per BMW)
Passenger side low beam lense loose
ZHP and OEM shift knobs included
Spare yellow Lamin-x fog light film included
Rear windshield trim loose
Battery bolt down bolt sheared off
Bees in fuel filler door


Valve cover gasket leaking
Serpentine belt nearing end-of-life (spare included)
Thermostat housing weeps coolant in cold temperatures
Coolant level sensor (in-expansion tank) failed - fault visible on OBC during start
Radiator clutch fan delete
Ready for 5k mile oil change (filter and Rotella T6 included)
Transmission and LSD include fresh Red Line fluids
New Turner Motorsport serviceable driveshaft (OEM has non-serviceable joints)
New driveshaft support bearing
New guibo
Steering sometimes tight; clock spring makes intermittent noise (grinding-like) during steering wheel operation
Radio pixels faded
Odometer pixels come and go
E36 Bentley service manual included
Battery replaced August 2016
Blackstone Labs reports available upon request

I currently have four vehicles, and this one has been sitting for months. It was a blast to drive, and it saddens me that it's not being driven or used. This vehicle used to be my commuter car (40 miles a day), until I replaced it with a newer car. The vehicle spent most of its life on the East coast, and the past few years in the Midwest, so the underbody condition reflects that. Overall, the car requires some mechanical work in order to be daily driver, but was always reliable in all conditions. Conversely, it would be a good candidate for a spare parts car. A folder of service history is also available.


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Member Since: 10/16/2016

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