1992 BMW 3 Series - Reliability

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325i Convertible (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1992 BMW 3 Series by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Pressure Regulator, the Ignition Coils, the EPROM in the ECM, the Timing Cover Profile Gasket, the Water Pump and the Throttle Body Gasket. Failures of the Fuel Pressure Regulator, the Ignition Coils and the EPROM apply to the 325i with the M50 engine only. Failures of the Timing Cover Profile Gasket, Water Pump and the Throttle Body Gasket apply to the 318i only. Failure of the Fuel Pressure Regulator or the Ignition Coils will prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is estimated at $73.90 for parts and $26.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Ignition Coils is estimated at $66.14 each for parts (total of 4 for 318i or 6 for 325i) and $32.50 each for labor.The cost to repair the EPROM is estimated at $20.00 for parts and $48.80 for labor.The cost to repair the Timing Cover Profile Gasket is estimated at $254.00 for parts and $585.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Water Pump is estimated at $92.00 for parts and $97.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Throttle Body Gasket is estimated at $17.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Lower Control Arm Bushings. Failure of the Lower Control Arm Bushings applies to (E30 body style) only.

The cost to repair the Lower Control Arm Bushings is estimated at $156.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured.

The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-3 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $315.00-$480.00 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for BMW 3 Series by Identifix

  1992
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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