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Old 06-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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sounds like you skipped a tooth on the timing gear. I would tear it down and recheck the timing marks to make sure your belt is on properly. Seeing that you changed the belt and running fine I will assume you did the 2 full cranks of the engine manually to make sure the marks lined up before reassembly? since your dowel pin came loose I suspect something skipped and your engine timing is off. got back to square one. Surest way to make sure everything is good.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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