Originally Posted by junkdrawer
looking at an e36 what are the (beware of) things to look for on it. any suggestions
When I bought my e36,the check brake light circuit warning display was on, so I had to replace the brake switch, replaced the struts & shocks, I had a loud banging noise coming from the rear of the car, so I had to replace the rear trailing arm bushings, & the check engine light was on , So I purchased a OBDII SCANNER & found large Emissions Evap.leak in the Evap. expansion tank!!! Also Check to see if the thermostat housing is plastic & replace ,also change the waterpump because of a plastic impeller! But that was about it!!!! The car is pretty much perfect now!!!