In Reply to: M3 purchase all set; couple of questions posted by Goldie on August 14, 2001 at 15:51:33:
3) I like to perform all of my own repairs. Where can I purchase a manual
(shop/Bentley/Haynes) to help me along? href="http://www.koalamotorsport.com/store/m3.htm">Koala Motorsport
auction for the factory 3 ring binder
4) There's a whole lot of debate about whether or not to replace the chain as well.
They say in Europe at 100K the timeing chain is a time bomb waiting to explode. I
have 182K on my engine and have never changed the timing chain, rails, or tensioner. If I
park nose up, in gear I can hear just a little noise for a few seconds. If I park level
and out of gear I never hear any chain slap at start up. Needless to say I already have
ordered an E36 M3 tensioner.