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Old 11-12-2003, 04:33 AM   #1
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Timing belt for e36.......



Ummm, well, I figured that at the inspection II they checked and relaced the timing belt......I had my e36 serviced at BMW up until my 120,000km certified series ran out and then took it to my independant european dealer........

I don't know if it was ever done and now I am at 173,000kms.......I am worried....Should it say in the engine compartment if it was changed? I hope it was, or I am getting that done tommorrow.....
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:38 AM   #2
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don't you have a timing chain?
just sayin....
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:41 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's a chain (that's what he probably meant). I've heard even thought it's a chain, you should replaced it every 100K, any truth to this ? I'd like to know as well.
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:45 AM   #4
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well if its a chain... I asked my dealer for mine(m42) and he said that you rarely replace that. I'm at 280 000km and never had any pobs with since i have it and it wasn't change before...
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Old 11-12-2003, 05:04 AM   #5
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Sorry I did mean chain, I am a retard. I was going through the inspection list and I didn't see anywhere where they replaced it or checked it.....I imagine a timing chain lasts much longer then a belt......
Should I have it checked out? The car is going in for a service.....???
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Old 11-12-2003, 05:16 AM   #6
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Should I have it checked out? The car is going in for a service.....???
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if they're already working in the area why not
if its not included I wouldnt mind, but thats only me
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Old 11-12-2003, 02:54 PM   #7
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belt should be replaced every 60-70K Miles, while chains should be replaced every 120K Miles so you should def do it
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:33 PM   #8
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Most timing chains are built to last forever. For example in the Toyota Avalon manual, it says never to replace it.
BMW Canada told me that when your chain goes, your engine is cooked anyway so dont bother replacing the chain.

This said, it is important to replace the timing chain tensioner regularly. I think it is every 80k - 100k kilometres?
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Old 11-12-2003, 05:01 PM   #9
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This said, it is important to replace the timing chain tensioner regularly. I think it is every 80k - 100k kilometres?
just what i was gunna say

primary tensioner and lower chain tensioner
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Old 11-12-2003, 07:22 PM   #10
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This said, it is important to replace the timing chain tensioner regularly. I think it is every 80k - 100k kilometres?
good to know!
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