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From Wed Jan 13 10:35:05 1999
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Wed, 13 Jan 1999 10:37:53 -0800
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 10:37:53 -0800
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many M3 3.2's have serious problems...
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  • model --- E36
  • area --- Engine
  • comments --- Quick get your vanos units replaced under warranty!!!

I got an M3 Evolution new at the beginning of 1996 and part exchanged a 1994 M3. for two years i complained about the car being slower than the old one, stalling often, having a flat spot at low rpm and being so bad to park ( because of the poor idle) that my girlfriend refused to drive it. Only when i threatened to sue BMW GB and booked the car onto a rolling road to show it was down on BHP did they admit that the vanos was faulty. This was November 1998. the nice young engineer said that they had replaced "loads" of vanos units for 3.2's and that the previous model was more reliable. I have since found 6 owners of faulty M3 3.2's near me in London. It also took two years to work out that the passenger dash board was the wrong size to fit the wood veneer but refused to pay for the fitting of the correct dashboard facing. Unbelievable for a 42,000 car. My new mercedes c43 arrives next week.

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