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Hi, I may have an idea, although I am not sure how good results this may have:
In my opinion, one problem of this forum is the fact that it is a united forum for two different BMW models, E21 and E30.
I think that fans are interested mainly in threads about their own model.
As the thread titles are not always including the model's name (for example: a thread is not always: "Problems with E21" or "E30 with new suspension" or similar, but most of the times are like: "My car won't start in the morning" etc.), this makes search of interesting threads more difficult for somebody who is interested only in one of the two models.
At least that is the case with me. I have to open one threads to read what it's all about, and then just close it and go to the next, and this makes it difficult-just think the time it takes to close one and open another...
Yes, I also think so...
Especially owners of older models (E21 is my case) may not be so much interested for BMW cars in general, but more for their own model series, in maintaining issues, finding parts etc. What is more, the E30 owners are so many, compared to E21 owners...So in this forum (for E21 and E30), an E21 owner looses so much time in order to find the posts that he/she may be interested in...
I wonder if the reason that the two series were put together was because many of us that have been into the three series cars, started out with either the 2002s or e21s. I know I did way back in 1979 with a 74 2002. I've been driving BMW's since then. The e21 and the e30 are lot alike in that they both are down to business basic BMW's that are still affordable and alot of fun to drive.
Well, don't all series have similarities, each one with the series before and the next??
No, I really think that an E21 specific forum, even though it might have only a few users, (way more are E30 users) it should be more appealing to E21 fans, in order to discuss various issues etc. At the moment, I am not using the forum almosta at all.: As it I find difficult and boring to be searching through a mostly E30 subject forum in order to find the few E21 threads...
Zulfa, Bentley service manuals are available online and can be purchased on eBay for a relatively low cost. Some sites have the manual as a PDF download but their over 600+ pages long. Personally I prefer having the manual in front of me when working on the car.