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Re: M3 EVO options ! (archive)

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Posted by Darren M on October 08, 2000 at 04:09:08:

In Reply to: Re: M3 EVO options ! posted by Adrian on October 08, 2000 at 03:55:54:

The decision is up to you 8-). In the case of the first one (both cars really)- watch out because just maybe it has been tracked a lot, that stipe could be a first indicator of this. You can start by checking the roof between sunroof and windscreen for dimples and check subframe mount areas for cracks.

In either case, get the car you really like thoroughly inspected! A key pount is the timing chain. If this needs replacing it is around 2000 UKpounds to replace. These things can be expensive to repair when things go wrong so getting it inspected is imperative.


Darren M

(Got his car inspected, yet is now bolloxed due to a powerloss problem - he heh e)

http://www.independent-mc.co.uk/m3e30spec%20sheets.htm

or click link below

Actually I don`t think it will be an Evo because if you go to link I have provided you will realise they were only made in 1987. However cars made from 1989 did come with the Evo II engine as standard which without a cat gives 220BHP. Your car is a 1990 so will have the EvoII engine.

Darren M


I have bought an M3 from Germany and was told that it was an evolution, I am now not sure if it is !!!! Help

The chassis number is WBSAK05440AE41885, it's red and first registered 7/90

Thnaks in advance !


Thanks for the advise, I think you are right I believe the car I have put a deposit on is a late M3. I assume that it will therefore have no lightweight bits, glass, bumper supports, flywheel and no big front spoiler etc, etc. BUT does have the same engine bar the flywheel ?

Here's my dilema -

I have found a genuine 88 EVO II 2 owners, 85k kms in red with grey cloth, fitted with lowered springs a trut brace and 8 and 9 by 16 inch BBS split rims from new the price is about 25k DMS. It's accident free and sounds nice. The only slight detriment is a large BMW motorsport stripe sprayed on the bonnet and rear lid ?!

The other car is red full black leather including door cards, 1 owner 107k kms, lots of bits - F and R alloy strut brace full stainless exhaust, 8.5 and 9 by 17 alloys BBS on the car with a second set of MK alloys, Full BMW service history from one dealer. AC schintzer suspension and roll bars. HE is calling it an EVO II, but I can't see how it can be ! it was first registered in 1990. It also ahsa sunroof and I would prefer the rigidity of one without, this car is also 25k DMS

Which one would you go for !!!!

PS I will try to attach a piccie but I am not sure how !

I don't think I can manage the piccie - sorry





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