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no less than $3500 for a stock rebuild.....sorry! (archive)

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Posted by Tech Man on July 16, 2000 at 09:10:07:

In Reply to: smoking???? can someody help???? posted by adam p on July 16, 2000 at 01:11:56:

If you're getting smoke from the exhaust weather rings or valves or the head gasket it's bad news. Don't take this wrong but if your prized e30 M3 is so dirty in the engine area that you can't quickly tell what kind of fluid leak you have then you're not maintaining it properly. Good luck with the motor.

ok, when i accelerate i have a lot of smoke from the exhaust. but it is only at high rpm levels when i get the smoke. i can have it at 3000 in 3rd and no smoke and at 5500 in 3rd there is alot of smoke. is this the rings or valves or what. i also noticed that my subframe is broken and that is why i my alingment is off so bad, it must have happened when i jacked up the car and left it there for along time(3hours the passenger side was in the air). I also noticed alot of fluid under my car, it apears to be power stearing fluid but i am really not sure due to it mixing with the dirt and grime under the car. the car is parked and will be towed to the shop on mon, but i would like to have a heads up before i get the bad news.
i guess when it rains it pours...and to bad i was hoping to run in hte autocross next weekend...
any help is more than enough..thanks..
also if anybody is reading this and suggest a rebuild than give me a quote via my email.

adam p

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