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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
I bought my 1996 328i with 169k miles on it. I have since replaced the auxiliary cooling fan, rear lower control arm, alternator, and would probably benefit from a new steering rack. I have power steering hoses and brake lines waiting to be installed. I will soon also have the RTABs and LCABs done.
You may want to replace teh fuel filter just for peace of mind.
Other than that, just keep your fluids, filters, and brakes changed regularly. You should be golden. I am now at 203,500 miles.
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Your Ride: 1995 325i
You've got a pretty good handle on it, as well as the already mentioned suggestions (my alternator went at ~140,000). A few others, and putting the car up on a lift would help: check brake and fuel lines and their connections; certainly check battery twice a year and add distilled water if necessary; flush power steering fluid; if not already part of your maintenance schedule, flush entire cooling system, replace differential oil, transmission fluid (manual or automatic); check wheel wells, rocker panels, and lift pad points for corrosion; shocks and struts may be on the list too, depending upon your preferences, and if so check the accompanying bushings and linkages; if you've got oil accumulating in the spark plug wells, then the gasket should be replaced; 02 sensor may need replacing (my car failed a recent emissions test without the check light coming on, but the mechanic diagnosed the sensor, put a new one in, I'm legal now); and you may want to vacuum under the seats to get any stray M&Ms...