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    04/88 e30 m3 - been sitting for 10 years

    hi everyone. My uncle just gave me his 88 m3. The alternator broke 10 yrs ago and he never replaced it. It has sat in his driveway for 10 years. the car has 111,000 miles on it, one owner. it is zinnoberrot. the plastic valences and side mirrors have faded, but the paint is good. no rust upon quick inspection.

    i want to get this car running, but i am not interested in pulling the engine and doing a complete work over. i have made a list of a few things that i think need to be replaced since the car has been sitting so long. I was wondering if you guys had some experiences/suggestions as to what a car like this would need replaced. or if you guys knew a good site to help me through this project.

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    radiator hoses
    fluids
    alternator
    vacuum lines
    starter?
    timing chain tensioner??


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    Just wondering if you got it running and how much u want for it

    Just wondering if you got it running and how much u want for it??

    Please let me know

    Quote Originally Posted by kalpenn View Post
    hi everyone. My uncle just gave me his 88 m3. The alternator broke 10 yrs ago and he never replaced it. It has sat in his driveway for 10 years. the car has 111,000 miles on it, one owner. it is zinnoberrot. the plastic valences and side mirrors have faded, but the paint is good. no rust upon quick inspection.

    i want to get this car running, but i am not interested in pulling the engine and doing a complete work over. i have made a list of a few things that i think need to be replaced since the car has been sitting so long. I was wondering if you guys had some experiences/suggestions as to what a car like this would need replaced. or if you guys knew a good site to help me through this project.

    so far:

    radiator hoses
    fluids
    alternator
    vacuum lines
    starter?
    timing chain tensioner??
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