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Old 03-12-2014, 02:25 PM
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Exclamation Help Find Parts for European 1981 E21 323i

I am an owner of a 1981, E21, 323i. It is a German import and needs some love and tender care. I am having a hard time locating parts for it. My old mechanic, who sold me the car, is no longer in business. My new mechanic tried some parts from other series but is not sure which parts to pull from. Here is a list of what I need:

Ignition cable set
Cap and rotor
alt belt
a/c belt two styles rotary comp or york comp?
Timing belt
Air filter
fuel filter
oil filter
Engine cooling fan assembly
fan blade
fan shroud
Valve cover gasket

I am in southern California. Please Help!
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:48 PM
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Can I use parts from other series or models? if so, which ones?
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:46 AM
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I have a 323i used cap and rotor that's in very good condition. The rotor is the original one that has the ignition cutoff feature. THe cap has a black plastic cover over it.

I even have a 323i ignition distributor and the BOSCH electronic distributor module too. Very rare and hard to find these days.

I also have a brand new 323i Mann fuel filter and a brand new *** clutch slave cylinder for the 323i.

PM me if interested in buying any of these.
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Old 03-22-2014, 02:35 PM
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Hi There, love sifting thru the older BMW sections. Did a search , "parts for a1981 BMW E21" there's just about everything out there. LOL here in Canada at AUTOPARTSWAY, the dist' cap is 11 bucks. Do the search Roger, best of luck
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:59 PM
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Hi There, love sifting thru the older BMW sections. Did a search , "parts for a1981 BMW E21" there's just about everything out there. LOL here in Canada at AUTOPARTSWAY, the dist' cap is 11 bucks. Do the search Roger, best of luck
do your distributor cap search again , LOL.... this time put in the right model e21 that he has, and tell me what you got.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:00 AM
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Should have realized that the 323 is a 6. But of all the sites I've looked at, none of the suppliers identify that model for that era, and I searched right up to 84
Found a site. http://www.bavauto.com
A 323 dist' cap is 30 bucks, they're in New Hampshire

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:26 PM
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They have all the parts I need. Thank you all for the input.
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