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#1 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 12:35 AM
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The engine in my 95 M3 runs, but took a hard hit to the front of the car. Accessories are probably toast, and the right side engine mount is broken on the block side, but that is a bolt-on piece that can be replaced. So should I sell it and use the money to repair the body, or try and scrape up the cash to fix the body (bent front frame rails and fender). And if I keep it, should I rebuild the motor, or is it good, with the exception of replacing a few parts here and there? What kinds of problems do you think I can expect to find with this motor? And would the block from a 325 work without any mods, or is the S50 a completely different motor from the M50? Really need some advice here. Thanks,
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i say rebuild it, unless u have the funds to pay for a running used m3, i would just bite the bullet and have it rebuilt. It may save you money, however may be a pain in the ass at the same time. but I still say rebuild

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it would be cheaper to fix than buy a new one

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re-building it would save you money and you could do all you want to it. Custom!!! My dad I are re-building his flat 6 in his 89 911 carrara. Lots of fun, but will probably take about a month to finish the job. Enjoy!!
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Hmmm....Now where to find the body parts to fix the car...
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Hmmm....Now where to find the body parts to fix the car...
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As odd as this sounds- try a junkyard. If you goto the right places you can usually find what you need... it may be the wrong colors but you can always repaint. Save yourself some cash, imo.

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i have never found a single E36 BMW in the junkyard around here. the junkyards around here can't afford them. most are salvaged and rebuilt, or bought privately

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i have never found a single E36 BMW in the junkyard around here. the junkyards around here can't afford them. most are salvaged and rebuilt, or bought privately
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If i do recall- there is a "salvage" store somewhere... I think it was on the Discovery Channel a few months ago or even a year... But it was all pretty much higher-end equipment and such that they kept there... all for amazing prices.
Now if only i could remember.........

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endless problems after "fixing" it. trust me

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