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    Hi guys

    This is my first time on this forum and i am hoping for some help. I brought a 2002 3 series 318 ci convertible a few weeks ago from a private seller i am very inexperienced and took the guys words for it that everything was ok with it. i booked it in straight away at my local garage for a service to be told that the the cars engine is F*@ed! I Paid £3000 for the car and i love the look of it. I have been told the best thing to do is fine a seconhand engine and to get it fitted please please can someone help me.

    I am in coventry and have a budget to stick to but am willing to get the work started straight away. if anyone wants to call me my number is 07861220202

    Cheers

    Mike
     
     

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    I'm not mechanically minded and somebody else will be along to help you better but what did they say is actually wrong with the engine ? Did you notice anything strange/wrong before you took it in to be serviced ? Take the car to an independent specialist for a second opinion - ask friends or maybe somebody here could recommend you someone close to your location. Buying a second hand engine is another pitfall in itself as it may be worse than what you have now especially if it's come from a scrap yard - sometimes it's better to recondition what you already have.
     
     

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    I have taken the car to 3 different garages and all said the same thing. i only have a budget of a £900 left and i dont know what the best thing to do is. ill give a bit more about the problem: i have been told a few things by the garages. There is a knocking sound on the under side of the engine when the engine is running over 4-6000 rpm i have been told this is the crank. the engine is also burning oil. i have topped up twice 6l in the past 4 weeks. i have also been told that the fualt code on the computer in the garage is showing a timing chain issue but have also been told that the timing chain relys on oil pressure in the engine so it may not be a fualty timing chain but bigger issues. hope this is enough info cheers
     
     

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