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Re: Need advice from you E30 experts... (archive)

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Posted by Marco on June 09, 2000 at 07:21:07:

In Reply to: Need advice from you E30 experts... posted by ///M Boy on June 08, 2000 at 18:57:35:

:All U.S. model E30 M3 engines are the same. If you notice differences in the way cars drive than that would tell me that either one car was chipped or the other cars engine wasn't up to par or both. To get a complete rebuild look to spend around $3,5oo assuming the engine isn't blown.
Just take your time looking, and remember that an M3 with over 100k miles that hasn't had the timing chain replaced could be running on borrowed time.

I've been looking for a good E30 for a while now. I test drove one a while back, the transmission was all screwed up(it was really tough to shift gears) but the car was fast even though completely stock. This car was a '88 and had 140k miles. Then last sunday i drove another E30 that was a '91 with 90k miles. Even though it had a custom exhaust system and less milage it was noticably slower than the '88 i mentioned above. Did BMW make the '91's slow or is this car's engine just screwed up? I didnt have the A/C on or nothing so it wasnt taking power away from the engine. If the '91's engine is screwed up, how expensive is it to rebuild the engine? Thanks for the help in advance!

: -Davor

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