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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace acelorator air duct, replace thermostat (1 reports)
  2. replaced plastic water pump and fan with aluminum ones (1 reports)
1998 BMW 328 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102007

(reported on)

328 is 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


It's me again, immobilized a second time! Still losing coolant and overheating... back to the shop for upgraded coolant system parts. Out another grand. Pissed- More to come...

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 102007

(reported on)

328 is 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

Okay, so the guy who sold me this car is a moron. He doesn't know the first thing about BMWs let alone cars in general. And believe it or not, his mechanic was even WORSE!! I had the car shipped to my house and the first time I drive it, the damn thing overheats not two blocks from my house! I called him immediately and got him to agree to pay up to $1500 to repair whatever was wrong. Long story short, I got it fixed at charlotte's premier BMW shop, billed the seller $1000, it's been almost six months and I haven't received a penny. Apparently he hasn't convinced his wife yet to give me the money!!!!!!! Wait until I go into what happened next!

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

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