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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 BMW 328 engine problems

engine problem

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1996 BMW 328 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012001

328

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Is there a safety issue or recommendation for recall, or many complaints? I have a 1996 328I conv. With 56,000 miles. I am the second owner as of 8 months ago. Purchased from a local Mercedes dealer where it was taken on trade. We had a few oil leaks repaired with the latest being the oil filter housing itself. I was informed by the dealer that the housing is now being manufactured differently. Originally the plugs in the housing were pressed in. Apparently many leaked and now the housing plugs are the screw in type. I had a leak at the plug area and now the entire housing has been recommended for replacement.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 151998

328

  • miles
Crank sensor malfunctioned, causing engine failure.

- Kenwood, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 011996

328

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel sending unit failed.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

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