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mr29 10-10-2012 08:43 AM

bmw 2000 323i repair question
 
looking at a bmw 2000 323i

it has 135 on it
and needs

clutch/flywheel replacement, electric fan, and a new battery

he quoted it would be around 1700 for all of this.wanted to know if this seems right?

mr29 10-10-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr29 (Post 7124966)
looking at a bmw 2003 323i

it has 135 on it
and needs

clutch/flywheel replacement, electric fan, and a new battery

he quoted it would be around 1700 for all of this.wanted to know if this seems right?

bumping this to the top wow this forum moves fast!

moiz21 10-10-2012 09:50 AM

Relax, most people are at work. You bumped your own thread in lest than an hour. Give it time and people will give you some help.

First of all, are you sure it's a 323? They stopped being produced back in 2000 I believe. You are either looking at a 325/330 if it's a 2003, or you're being screwed and it's older than you think.

Electric fan is pretty easy to replace, it's 1 screw and one pop rivet and it comes right out. You can do it yourself and save yourself some money, you can get the fan for under $200.

The battery can also be done by yourself, it will be about $100 give or take, depending on where you go to get the replacement and wether or not you go with BMW or aftermarket. So now you are down to the clutch/flywheel, shop around. I'm sure you can find someone who can do that for you for cheaper, but I could be wrong. So yea, hope that helps.

mr29 10-10-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moiz21 (Post 7125132)
Relax, most people are at work. You bumped your own thread in lest than an hour. Give it time and people will give you some help.

First of all, are you sure it's a 323? They stopped being produced back in 2000 I believe. You are either looking at a 325/330 if it's a 2003, or you're being screwed and it's older than you think.

Electric fan is pretty easy to replace, it's 1 screw and one pop rivet and it comes right out. You can do it yourself and save yourself some money, you can get the fan for under $200.

The battery can also be done by yourself, it will be about $100 give or take, depending on where you go to get the replacement and wether or not you go with BMW or aftermarket. So now you are down to the clutch/flywheel, shop around. I'm sure you can find someone who can do that for you for cheaper, but I could be wrong. So yea, hope that helps.

sorry about the quick bump.thanks for the info and yes its a 2000 sorry about the typo

john@eac 10-10-2012 10:45 AM

It looks to me like around $1600 for parts if you need a flywheel and that would not be for labor just parts.

mr29 10-10-2012 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by john@eac (Post 7125242)
It looks to me like around $1600 for parts if you need a flywheel and that would not be for labor just parts.

thats what I figured.probably looking around 2k plus

Fast Bob 10-10-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr29 (Post 7125254)
thats what I figured.probably looking around 2k plus

That`s ridiculous. You can get a nice clutch & flywheel package for $500 from seller "Gripforce" on eBay, plus $200 for the fan, and $100 for a battery. Which puts you at EIGHT hundred in parts, not double that amount....

mr29 10-10-2012 12:10 PM

Yea if i did the work myself of course ;)

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christopherr117 10-10-2012 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mr29 (Post 7125411)
Yea if i did the work myself of course ;)

The fan and the battery shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to do both max. I just got a battery from Walmart and installed it. Took 30 minutes (including taking the backseat out because I thought it was in the same place as my E34). Battery was $120 but I had no choice seeing as the old one crapped out in the parking lot. Do the work and save some money!! :thumbup:

mr29 10-10-2012 01:25 PM

Sounds like a plan.hopeful the guy emails me back thanks for the help guys

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