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Does a 2003 320d e46 bmw have a timing chain or belt?

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I have a 316i bmw 51 plate can anybody confirm if its a timing chain or belt thanks

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1998 onwards then it is a timing chain which is good news, i.e., no maintenance.

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Its got a timeing chain so dont try to change it

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A timing chain, to start with.. does your car motor run bad or will not start up.. but some of their cheaper models had timing belts. recommend, you have it checked by a pro..

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It has a timing belt, I recommend it be replaced every 60,000 miles.

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SOURCE: Does a 1993 BMW 318i have a timing belt or a timing chain?

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

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Does a 1993 BMW 318i have a timing belt or a timing chain? I just bought this BMW and the previous owner did not know whether or not the timing belt was changed. I've heard that if the timing belt goes out...


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