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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 tyro2001@Mar 1 2005, 10:58 PM |
i belive its recomended that you replace both if you are going to replace the belt, dont know why that just what i heard.
| Originally posted by SynSyx@Mar 1 2005, 10:55 PM |
sounds like if u have all the necessary parts it would only take a skilled mechanic on or two hours of labor. the total cost would depend on his rate.
why are you replacing the belt and pump?
| Originally posted by e30fanm3@Mar 2 2005, 06:01 PM |
6 hours to do a timingbelt on a 325?! if i go slow it takes 2 hours, of course i cant count how many ive done. you are prolly lookin at being charged 3 hours by a BMW shop, any other shop and it will take alot more cause most shops are scared to do them for some reason
| Originally posted by ldsbeaker@Mar 3 2005, 04:37 AM |
I agree, they will probably charge you about 3 hours of time, but it is a good chance to get up close and personal with your engine if you have that inclination. By all means, take your time, don't worry about how long a "skilled" mechanic would take to do it. Fixing your own car correctly is something you can't put a price tag on, no matter how long it takes.
Drive on, Bimmerheads.
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