1991 BMW 3-Series

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1991 BMW 3-Series Prices
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1991 BMW 3-Series Fuel Economy
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1991 BMW 3-Series Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Cover Profile Gasket, the Water Pump and the Throttle Body Gasket. These failures apply to the 318i only.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

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Lower Control Arm Bushings. 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.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems 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 $220.00-$260.00 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

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

When considering this vehicle for purchase, be sure to check the following:

  • Timing Cover Profile Gasket
  • Lower Control Arm Bushings
Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1991
Engine Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Moderate Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5
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