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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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| Originally posted by offabroadway@Jun 17 2005, 11:33 AM |
Hey everyone. Well, in our small town, I've had a few run-ins with mechanics, and I'm frankly rather frightened of all of them. I had the chance to visit another place today, and yet again was told that my M20 engine has a timing chain. I promptly opened my trunk and pulled out the Haynes manual, and my box of old timing belt, and showed the fellow. Not impressed was I.
You see, I need someone to help me get Bojangles into tip-top shape. I wouldn't mind doing the work myself, if I had confidence in my mechanical ability. But I don't, and I want her treated well. Now, according this fellow, my ticking engine needs it's valves adjusted (I don't doubt it, no record on the last valve service), the alternator bushings need fixing, and the fuel filter should be replaced.
The second two I can live with for now, but what about the valves? The car sounds exactly the same as it did when I bought it, ticks like a timex. Always thought it was normal. I'm worried what kind of damage maladjusted valves could have on the car.
So, my two questions: what effect will the valve issue have on the car, will it damage it? And does anyone know any reputable mechanics in Nanaimo? ghead
| Originally posted by wcleafs@Jun 17 2005, 10:12 PM |
drop down to victoria and visit Tomcat auto or actually give him a call, dont have the number handy but he is on the net. BWM wrecker yard and he will know the shop you should visit, and he and a guy that works for him also work on Bimmers. Ask for Tom.
I am out there all the time squirreling away parts for my old (yet spry lady), if you go down during the week check out one of his employees car. A 320 with a 325is engine and suspension on it. Nice little rocket.
Hope this helps'
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