In Reply to: Parts needed replacing posted by Paul on December 26, 1999 at 07:52:56:
: So far I've had both sump gaskets replaced, oil filter housing repair kit, propshaft centre coupling, rear top mounts, rear subframe bushes,four new dampers and I've just had to replace the diff and exhaust, I have also decided to get the timing chain replaced as although IMC said it had been changed they also told my mate that the timing belt on his integrale had been replaced and that snapped so I'm not taking the risk. I found the sump gaskets and oil filter housing leaking, and all the other bits needed replacing just after I brought the car. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying IMC knew that all these things were wrong with the car, because the diff and exhaust have just gone, although they must have known about the oil leaks just be careful because yes their prices are good and some of the cars are like mine and look immaculate, just remember they are cheap for a reason. So that your not put off buying one my previous M3 which I brought from a private sale had simular milage and had none of these problems.
I'll definately get someone who knows more than me to inspect any car before I buy it. I had a similar experience of initial high expense just after getting my M535i.
How much did the new chain job cost you?