1986 BMW 3 Series Overview

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325 Coupe
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Based on 42 reviews

Daily Driver That Can Afford A Little Fixing Up Now And Then. by Daichi
 — Granted the fact that we are talking about a 25 year-old car; Performance is acceptable for its age though acceleration past 60 gets tough on freeways but not impossible. A lot of low-end torque me... Read More
An Absolutely Amazing Machine For Those Who Love To Drive! by andrewtompsett
 — This is a brilliant vehicle. Loads of torque, combined with decent horsepower, means that this car will fly off the line. It handles very well in the corners, but does have a bit of an over-steering c... Read More
My Beloved 325e by Eric
 — The 325e was the baby 6 cyclinder 3 series. 127 hp out of a 2.7 litre 12 valve inline 6. So engine performance wasn't what it could be, although the 177 ft/lbs of torque made up for the lack of powe... Read More

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BMW 3 Series Questions


Where Is The Battery? Car Won't Start.

Car won't start. We want to check the battery, but can't find it. When we try to turn the key, the car does not turn over. We figured that the best place to start would be the battery. Radio doesn...

9,222 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Gentry Nichols

I Have A 1986 Bmw 325e. There Are A Few Problems I Can't Figure Out!!! And ...

First off it won't start unless u turn it on and off a few times. Then it wouldn't start at all. I finally figured out it will start if u put it in neutral. So is the a clutch sensor? Second in ...

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I Have A 1986 325es With Cruise, That Isn't Working

The cruise control does not work, I traced down the vaccuum, brake swithcing and found that there is a 4 pin connector missing going toward the cruise control module at the left front of the engine b...

95 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

1986 Bmw 325e Transmission Shifter Handle Adjustment

My automatic shifter handle fell off and once it was put back on he car cannot gt into the lower gears.

280 views with 12 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
Darlyn McKleroy

My 1986 325 Is Surging When Idling, Going From 1100 To About 1600. But Othe...

Car is running sluggish , when I pull the fuse that controls the RPM gauge car runs excellent except for surging when clutch is held in. Surges between 1100 and maybe 1600 rpm? Help there are no BMW ...

149 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 years ago)