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Old 10-12-2005, 02:06 PM
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So I get my E3 from the shop today

At the tune of nearly $1700 for a new ignition switch, fuel pump, two fuel lines, an oil change and new coil wiring.

Now the mechanic says I need a new power steering pump and a draveshaft rebuilt. He quoted me $450 for the rebuilt draveshaft, with a $300 labor charge. He wouldn't even speculate what the power steering pump would cost since the fuel pump was nearly $600.

Does this sound right to you all, or am I getting rear ended with no astroglide (maybe some rocksalt)?
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:50 AM
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A quick check of the AutohausAZ site shows a price of $421.85 for the pump (assuming your E3 has F.I.) with free shipping. The ignition switch is $51.39 and the wiring goes for $47.86.

There are various fuel lines, but the most expensive goes for $12.44 per meter.

They have rebuilt steering pumps for $316.54 plus a core charge of $125.00.

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Old 10-14-2005, 09:39 AM
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Thank you much for the info!! I am going to bookmark AutohausAZ!!
Still have to find the driveshaft and bearing...
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:58 AM
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Don't know if you have already done so, but you might want to ask the Senior Six group to see if they can help you.

Here's the link :

Senior Six Registry

BTW, please post pics of your E3 whwn you have a chance. I have always wanted one!

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:03 AM
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dude, I am forking out $5300 (Canadain $) to have my '88 325is complete head job, lower engine, and rust fixed, along with a seatbelt buckle and a leaking windshield fix, new spoiler (old one has bubbled and broken apart).

some sympathy please?
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:03 PM
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dude, I am forking out $5300 (Canadain $) to have my '88 325is complete head job, lower engine, and rust fixed, along with a seatbelt buckle and a leaking windshield fix, new spoiler (old one has bubbled and broken apart).

some sympathy please?
5300 will get you quite a nice bavaria.
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Old 11-08-2005, 04:56 PM
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Id say these prices are rediculous I have a 72 bavaria and parts are pretty cheap, just do the labor yourself and you will save a lot of money.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:32 AM
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You could use the fuel pump from an e12 ($150) or get an in-tank high pressure pump from a 318is (e30) for the same price. Getting a driveshaft rebuilt would be at most $400. Why does he think you need a new power steering pump? If you get the mounting bracket from an e28, you can use the power steering pump and alternator from that.

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At the tune of nearly $1700 for a new ignition switch, fuel pump, two fuel lines, an oil change and new coil wiring.

Now the mechanic says I need a new power steering pump and a draveshaft rebuilt. He quoted me $450 for the rebuilt draveshaft, with a $300 labor charge. He wouldn't even speculate what the power steering pump would cost since the fuel pump was nearly $600.

Does this sound right to you all, or am I getting rear ended with no astroglide (maybe some rocksalt)?
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