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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-03-2007, 12:42 PM
First_M3 First_M3 is offline
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hello again,

1995 m3 145000 miles just purchased, runs excellent, how many miles may be left in this engine, have no history of car maint.

does timing chain need to be replaced at a certain mileage
thanks,

new to BMW's
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:56 PM
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Do you have the manual? that will tell you what should be done at what mileage....When I brought my 99...540...it had 105K I took it to a good BMW mechanic and had them do the #2 service so that I knew where everything was at....I ended up doing some other work as well....but that because I didn't have worry about anything

A good BMW place can do a diagnostic on the car and tell you what needs to be done
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:13 PM
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Well.. judging by how my car has 292 on it.. You may have a whole lot left.
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