In Reply to: Buying an M3 please help (timing belt or chain)??? posted by zaidoun on April 14, 2000 at 14:15:22:
All M3's produced had timing chains and these must be changed at 100k if they are not and the chain snaps you're are looking at a very large repair bill!!!!! If the rear diff is whining then suspect a worn diff and these also are very exspensive to repair! I would recommend that if you are buying an M3 then have the car inspected by an expert! If you buy a dog you are talking big big bucks.....if you buy a gem you have one of the most desirable and sweet handling BMW's ever produced! Buy carefuly and I guarantee you won't be disapointed ask anybody in this forum!