How much could I expect to pay to replace my timing chain/tensioner on my 94 325i? Private mech or dealer?

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Asked by Feb 21, 2017 at 12:08 AM about the 1994 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So, my timing chain is busted as well as my tensioner. I just need to know
average price of the repair and if this can cause more issues.

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120,075

I am pretty sure your engine is interference in which case you most likely have bent valves which equals an expensive repair bill. Dealers are outrageous so look for a good independent Beemer shop.

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Roughly, how expensive are we talking?

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120,075

I can't say because I don't know the extent of the damage. Do your homework and find a good local BMW specialist.

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I doubt a BMW Dealer will go near it because it's 23 years old. Your best bet at this point is probably to rebuild or replace the engine. HTH. -Jim

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Depending on extend of damage ur talking from 2,500 to 5,000, just to give u an idea

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