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Old 08-14-2009, 10:11 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by richie_s999 View Post
350000km known on my car.....speed was dead when I got it 2 years ago....origional only need change the time chain tensioner regulaly and you'll get the milage puls outa the chain.....if you change oil and maintain things.
I have no idea what you just said. You really need to proof read your posts and use punctuation.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Duct_Taper View Post
Well, if you're comparing relative cost of timing chains to timing belts, an M88/3 compared to an M20 is hardly an apples-to-apples comparison.

Pretty sure a timing chain job on an M42 could be done at a shop for under 1k including all parts and labour. Plus, since it's not an M motor, no worries about DIYing it so really you could do it for close to the same cost as the timing belt job on an M20. Only way less frequently.
I agree 100%. My comment was certainly apples to pomegranates, but since I'm in the throes of getting the chain done, it was on my mind.

I know guys who have diy'ed an M42 chain, and I think it's something I'd undertake if I had the time. I just have no idea of the cost.

Anyway, I think a 318is begs to have a 3.8L S38 swap .
A bunch of 20+ year old cars.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:20 PM   #63
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Anyway, I think a 318is begs to have a 3.8L S38 swap .
I totally agree

I think (if I end up doing a motor swap in mine) that I'll have to settle for an M30 though. Not nearly as fun, but way cheaper and simpler.
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