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Broken timing belt

The 89 325ix was running down the road and just shut down with out a real indacashon sound happen to be the timing belt got new tenshener and belt need tto reinstall so need to install in propper timeing sinkcrowstarting with #1cyl

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Beeni3: I hate to be the one to give you the bad news. BMW's had interference fit motors. this meant that when a timing belt failed or the the engine was assembled out of time it would bend valves. With the car being that old, you may be able to buy a used engine for under a $1,000. Repairing yours will far exceed that.
IF you decide to go that route: make sure you replace the timing belt, cam and crank seals and water pump before you install the engine.
Good Luck.

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