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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:27 pm
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bought a 1989 325is with 92,000 miles. Timing belt was done in 1999 at 86,000 miles. I am getting conficting opinions on replacing it. any thoughts will help. thanks


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do it

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:48 pm
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Agreed, if there's any question at all go ahead and change it. It's not that hard and not that expensive, having one break will ruin your day.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:41 pm
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Replace

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:03 pm
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Four (4) years or sixty-thousand (60,000) miles. Doesn't matter. If I bought a car that I knew the belt hadn't been done in that amount of TIME on, I would never start that motor until it was replaced.

Also, you don't just do the belt. Tensioner and water pump as well. Only use a Conti belt, too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:18 am
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Thanks for all the great information. it wil be done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:42 pm
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How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? Don't see 325is's with that low of mileage that often.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:02 am
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Gates now makes racing belts. Only like $35 and i think they say its 300% stronger than the original belt.

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I see lots of new builds with the gates belts

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mmmm...gates....


i shall research this

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Might have to try it

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