Question about 2005 BMW X3 3.0d
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi some of them have a belt but yours being the M43 engine is a chain, the only thing to listen for with them is chain slap or an rattling around the chain area, a bit of research on the M43 engine also shows that the chain should be changed after 100000 miles as they become weak, Just joined here and found this unsolved i know its a bit late but hope the extra info helps
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
replacing the complete lock set with the EWS control unit can be expensive as the control unit will also need to be programed and/or encoded, however if the lost keys cannot be found and you are sure they cannot be used to steel you car you can just order replacement keys from your local bmw dealer. hope this is of some help. You will also nead to disable the lost keys if you order replacements rather than a complete set.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Remove the cam cover, remove the spark plugs, turn the engine to number 1 TDC, put a pencil in spark plug hole number one and twist the crank back and forth and make doubly sure you are at TDC. Now loosen the four bolts at the front of each cam sprocket, check TDC again with the pencil and rocking the crank, now take the pencil and lay it across the flats at the back of each cam. Twist the cams very carefully so that the pencil sits flat on each cam square. Snug up the sprocket bolts and use the pencil to check TDC again! Now check the cams again. Repeat the procedure until you have the cams flat and the engine at TDC.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Testimonial: "worked perfect"
On the instrument cluster in the center there are two buttons (clock and s/r) .Press and hold the s/r (i think thats whats on the button) and turn the key to the first position. at first it will say TEST in the cluster. keep holding the s/r button and it will flash to your SIA (service meter) release the button and press and hold until it says reset (or reset flashes) and then press again. just play with it im going off of memory. just dont be afraid. as usual im sure your local bmw dealership would be glad to help
Posted on May 03, 2009
BMW YOU REPLACE TIMING CHAIN WHEN NECESSARY.LIKE WHEN YOU HEAR EXCESSIVE NOISE DURING OPERATION.IF TIMING CHAIN WORN WITH EXCESSIVE SLACK.OR WORN CAM SPROCKET.THEN YOU REPLACE BOTH.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
Testimonial: "Good... I'm planning to by BMW X3 2.5 (used) but it's already 114K kilometers. Look very nice, Do you think ok to buy?"
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