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Overhaul Or New Distributor

#1 User is offline   Dewald Icon

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

Hi gents,

I have a 320i 1987 and my distributor is not working.

Should I overhaul it or should one rather bite the bullet and buy a new one from BMW?

I had it at a mecanic and he says the overhauled distributors aren't great.

Your view?

Thanks!
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#2 User is offline   bmwmaniac Icon

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

what does a new unit cost? maybe converting to motronic 1.1/1.3 is an alternative option
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:00 AM

View Postbmwmaniac, on 19 July 2017 - 09:43 PM, said:

what does a new unit cost? maybe converting to motronic 1.1/1.3 is an alternative option

Best OEM option... or standalone maybe.
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