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BMW 318i 1992 TIMING CHAIN

Hi i have been told that the above mentioned is neede as my engine rattles could u help me with thaughts on it and rough prices many thanks Terry.

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1992 ,expensive repair have you considered buying another car ,it will be cheaper

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