Hi, I have got a car back that was stolen from me 3 years ago and as I have a 328 a friend is going to buy it off me. I have checked the car as best i can and from what i see it drives fine, doesnt overheat, steers straight etc. I have fitted a new rad, brakes and serviced it.
He has taken it to a local specialist who has come back and said the timing chain is going to need replacing as it seems very worn (he also said this could occur as a result of driving the car with low oil (which it had when i collected it)). The car has 110k on it. He has quoted Ł350 for the work.
Is this feasable or is this an attempt at a con? Is there an easy way to tell as the guy only had it a day and checked it thouroughly and said the rest of the car is fine, it had prefect score on compressions tests and looked fine. Also some websites suggest changing the tensioner? Would this solve the problem?
Thanks for the advice.