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1. Up to what mileage the bmw x3 2.5i recommended to change the timing chain? 2. what are usually the common problems if the mileage more than 100K?

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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.

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I have a 2000 BMW 528i with high mileage, should I replace timing chain? Or what is recommendation.


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It is personal taste. Some places recommend that timing CHAINS be replaced every 90K-100K, but others drive until there is some change in their engine performance that would indicate the timing chain and then change it. Since you have the timing chain and not the timing belt it is up to you.

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