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Old 03-16-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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engine compression?

hey guys, im really close to getting a 1993 bmw 318I, its got about 220 000 kilometers. its black leather interior blah blah, owner says compression is slightly low on 2 out of the 4 cylinders. he ants to sell it for 4000 canadian. should i go for it? is it easy to fix compresson problems and cheap? the car is standard by the way.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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If you're asking the question it's a good bet you haven't had much hands on experience. So that leaves you relying on a mechanic. I would suggest you have the car checked out by your auto club (insurer) prior to buyng and get a quote from a workshop to fix.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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If you're asking the question it's a good bet you haven't had much hands on experience. So that leaves you relying on a mechanic. I would suggest you have the car checked out by your auto club (insurer) prior to buyng and get a quote from a workshop to fix.
I'm begining to wonder if he really has any intention of getting a new car at all, after all, this is one of a number of similar threads....
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