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.
hello. i drive a 1991 318is, and i have a slight oil leak in the spark plug tube. i was wondering if i could use a high temp silicone gasket maker to tempararaly fix this problem...? if not where is the best place to buy a valve cover gasket set that includes the plug tube seals? also does anybody kno how hard it would be to replace the timing belt myself, or if i should take it to a pro?
thanks for the input. ive done a couple of timing belt replacements before on honda's, but i havent touched a timing chain, and i had read somewhere that my car has a chain instead of a belt. so... any differince in replacing the two?
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there is a slight noise coming from the front of my motor, but i dont think its my timing chain... i had heard that timing chains were supposed to last the life of the car, and i know this isnt saying much, but i broke a timng chain on an older dodge shaddow a few years back and since then ive wondered about that theory. with european built cars i dont think i have a whole lot to worry about though. thank you guys for the help!
a little off subject but does anybody kno how hard it might be to turbo charge the m42? i kno the basics... but would i need to change the internals?... or should i build it n/a? im just looking at different options.
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