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Re: Buying an M3 please help (timing belt or chain (archive)

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Posted by Stevie on April 14, 2000 at 14:54:19:

In Reply to: Buying an M3 please help (timing belt or chain)??? posted by zaidoun on April 14, 2000 at 14:15:22:

: i'm a previous 91 318is owner and looking into getting this black 88 M3 the guys is asking 9K and 112K miles. do these have timing belts or chains? . he said he didn't change the timing "chain". i'm like if its chain then it doesn't need to be replaced right? what else to i look for, do they have that noise coming form the deferential in the back , my 318 had that noise. anything else ? thanx
: zaidoun

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!
Stevie. Evo11


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