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Timing diagram to reset the timing - 318 BMW Cars & Trucks

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  • xxpreatorian Sep 14, 2010

    1993 318i bmw

  • xxpreatorian Sep 15, 2010

    i have two markings on the pulley one is a groove which i have lined up but is still not right and the other is a white dot which i haven't tried yet not sure which one to line it up on

  • xxpreatorian Sep 15, 2010

    1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 15, 2010

    could you let me know on the reset timing alignment for a1993 318i it has a timing belt

  • xxpreatorian Sep 15, 2010

    1993 318i so would that make the rotor arm facing ht lead one on the cap and firing from number 4 inside the cap

  • xxpreatorian Sep 16, 2010

    just on the timing reset diagram where would the rotor arm be facing in the diz cap would it be facing the 4th on the firing in the diz cap on the 1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 16, 2010

    hi i need to know before i try it does the rotor arm face number one ht lead on the diz cap what i can work out on the diagram that you sent me that's where the rotor arm is for the reset timing on a 1993 bmw 318i thank you

  • xxpreatorian Sep 16, 2010

    i've lined everything up to where it said and it still won't start the cam is worn not sure if that's the cause or not any clues on that 1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 17, 2010

    hi i've line everything up as it said it just rotates with no firing and it sound like no spark plugs are in any idea 1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    i'm just wondering because everything been line up to how it should by the diagram that you sent and thank you for that but the car still won't start when it's done up to where it should be on the cam with the cam followers but when it's all loose it will start but sounds like it on 3 cylinders and with no throttle i don't know if it's the cam because that's only a little worn

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    i'm just wondering because everything been line up to how it should by the diagram that you sent and thank you for that but the car still won't start when it's done up to where it should be on the cam with the cam followers but when it's all loose it will start but sounds like it on 3 cylinders and with no throttle i don't know if it's the cam because that's only a little worn on a bmw 1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    i'm just wondering because everything been line up to how it should by the diagram that you sent and thank you for that but the car still won't start when it's done up to where it should be on the cam with the cam followers but when it's all loose it will start but sounds like it on 3 cylinders and with no throttle i don't know if it's the cam because that's only a little worn could you lose some of the compression from the sump it had to be remove at one point and now i have oil leaking from it not a lot at one go over time but there will be a paddle of oil under the car bmw 318i 1993

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    i've set everything line everything up but the car won't start it rotates but won't start the is a little worn but when the camshaft is loose it sound like it run on 3 cylinder but when it's tp the torque it's say to have it it just rotates and won't start

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    i've set everything line everything up but the
    car won't start it rotates but won't start the is a little worn but
    when the camshaft is loose it sound like it run on 3 cylinder but when
    it's to the torque it's say to have it it just rotates and won't start

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    is it possible to lose compression from the sump if it not tight it was removed but don't think it was put back right it started before the followers where changed and the tappets so there new and there is a paddle of oil under the car its a 1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    1993 318i bmw 1796cc

  • xxpreatorian Sep 18, 2010

    1993 318i bmw 1796cc

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    bmw 1993 318i

  • xxpreatorian Sep 20, 2010

    how many holes are there on the flywheel to mark tdc because so far the rod went in two places and i got an arrow on the block near the top not sure if mark on the tooth to line up or is it the tooth near the space to reset the timing thanks

  • xxpreatorian Sep 21, 2010

    i'm a bit lost on this sorry i have two marks on the pulley and two points rthat locks the flywheel and not sure which one it is on the pulley theres a space near a tooth on the pulley and a mark on the pulley tooth 6th tooth away from the one near the space

  • xxpreatorian Sep 27, 2010

    hi just wondering what is the fuel pump reading meant to be the reading i got was 22.5 in acv on the meter and that's on both sides

  • xxpreatorian Sep 30, 2010

    Plug wire connections

    that's the ht leads right

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Hi!! To provide a solution suitable for your vehicle, I need the year, make, model and size of engine.

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  • Rene J Solis Sep 18, 2010

    Hi!!

    I am not sure if your engine uses timing chain or timing belt. But that's not a problem. click on the following link, in case this is not your engine, look at the menu on the left and choose the timing chain. If you need additional assistance, just post a comment.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 18, 2010

    Here is the link just cut and paste it. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairi...

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    Where you able to reset the timing???

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    yes i've reset the timing but it still won't start i removed the sump at one point but i don't think that on there tight and losing oil from the sump as there is a puddle under the car is it possible to lose compression from the sump if it's not on there tight

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    The answer is YES, make sure the sump is all the way in.

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    thank you

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    Also, make sure the camshaft and crankshaft sensors are connected, if the PCM doesn't receive their signal, you will have no spark nor signal to the injectors.

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    ok thank you will check them

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    do you know how to reset the timing on the bmw 1993 318i if so could you let me know how to reset the timing thank you

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    Is it a belt or a chain?? I am going to look somewhere else for you

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    belt and thank you

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    Everything I could find, all Timing Set Procedures have this notice
    :Examples used in this article are general in nature and do not necessarily relate to a specific engine or system. Illustrations and procedures have been chosen to guide mechanic through engine overhaul process. Descriptions of processes of cleaning, inspection, assembly and machine shop practice are included.Always refer to appropriate engine overhaul article, if available, in the ENGINES section for complete overhaul procedures and specifications for the vehicle being repaired.


    It also says that for specific info on your vehicle, you should contact the Dealer and they will send you the info.


    I got you this diagrams, I hope they will b e of some help


    TYPICAL ALIGNMENT

    TENSION

    INSTALLING OIL SEAL

    TYPICAL GEAR OIL PUMP


    TYPICAL OIL PUMP









  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    thank you that does help a little the other thing is if you know if the cam followers on No.4 are down should the rotor arm be facing No.4 ht lead

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    thank you that does help a little the other thing is if you know if the cam followers on No.4 are down should the rotor arm be facing No.4 ht lead

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    thank you that does help a little the other thing is if you know if the cam followers on No.4 are down should the rotor arm be facing No.4 ht lead in the diz cap

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    thank you that does help a little the other thing is if you know if the cam followers on No.4 are down should the rotor arm be facing No.4 ht lead in the diz cap

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    do you know where the pulley timing marker is on the pulley

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    I believe it has to align with the "0" TDC position where the BDC, ADC degree marks are

  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    and where would they be sorry

  • Rene J Solis Sep 19, 2010

    On the pulley there is a mark and sticking out of the block is the plate with the numbers


  • xxpreatorian Sep 19, 2010

    ok i'll look for that is it on the bottom of the engine or the top because on my pulley you got the mark and then the 6th tooth out there's a space smooth thats where i'm lost

  • xxpreatorian Sep 20, 2010

    the plate you said about that sticks out top or bottom of the engine do you know

  • Rene J Solis Sep 20, 2010

    When you install the crankshaft pulley, the plate with the marks will be positioned about 1/4" on top of the pulley, you can not miss it. It is where you check the timing with the timing light.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 20, 2010

    Click on the following link, read the instructions carefully, revise your installation and let me know if you have any doubts.



  • Rene J Solis Sep 21, 2010

    Ok, let's start by calling the parts by their name, let's use the first drawing, the one with the timing belt routing to get the names. If a pulley has teeth, is called sprocket. The timing belt goes on sprocket, the serpentine belt goes on pulleys and so do the accessory belts.

    The flywheel is located on the back of the motor, and is the part that the Starter turns to start up the vehicle. I think you are referring to the Crankshaft Pulley, the big pulley on the bottom. Some people call it different, but for our sake, lets call it that.

    The timing marks should be either aligned or off by just a bit. When we remove/install the timing belt, sometimes by accident turn one of the sprockets and it gets misaligned by a tooth or two. DO NOT turn the sprocket a full turn. How you know which sprocket is misaligned is that all other marks check OK and that particular sprocket does not. Do not turn to align just any sprocket, make sure it is the one that need alignment. Install the timing belt aligning the marks and turn the crankshaft pulley with a socket an a breaker bar or big ratchet one full turn and recheck the marks.

    At tdc of No. 1 piston compression stroke, the camshaft sprocket arrow should align directly with the mark on the cylinder head. and the Crankshaft PULLEY mark should align with the mark on the "0" stamped on the timing plate. If the timing is set right, the mark will be aligned. You set the TDC and check the alignment of the Crankshaft pulley just to make sure it's there, BEFORE you remove the timing belt.

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Are you asking how to set the timing or are you replacing the timing belt?

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With you model year and type of car you can look at repair directions at auto Zone.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairInfoLanding.jsp

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Please supply details of the engine, year model and body type ie 2002 540i

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 14, 2010

    Refer to diagram.
    A : Camshaft marks
    B : Crankshaft marks

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    If you're not sure try setting it up like this: http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-serie...
    Bear in mind if you're out by 1 tooth you'll be jamming against the valves.

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    If you're not sure try setting it up like this: http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-serie...
    Bear in mind if you're out by 1 tooth you'll be jamming against the valves.

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    If you're not sure try setting it up like this:
    http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-serie...
    Bear in mind if you're out by 1 tooth you'll be jamming against the valves.

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    Just to confirm. Your vehicle 1993(E36) 318i is fitted with the M40B18 engine. This is the only one on the E36 3-series that has a cam belt. If it is fitted with Vanos (BMW's version of variable valve timing) it has a timing chain. BMW uses a proprietary tool to set the cam at the correct position. If you don't have the tool and there are no markings as per my first solution you will have to go with the second solution or get your hands on the tool which fits over the camshaft. Getting it wrong will be very expensive. Once fitted be sure to rotate the engine at least 2 turns to make sure it is not catching on anything, then do it again to make doubly sure.

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    Have you removed anything yet? If so what have you done up till now?

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    http://img97.imageshack.us/f/rozrzdm206p...

  • Rene Rossouw
    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    Yes, and firing order is 1-3-4-2

  • Rene Rossouw
    Rene Rossouw Sep 15, 2010

    Plug wire connections

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 16, 2010

    With the crank on TDC the camlobes on cylinder 1(closest to the radiator) will point away from their respective valves. If not rotate the crank 1 turn.
    The rotor will point to where the plug lead for cylinder one should go. Now, bearing in mind the distributor rotates clockwise, the next lead will be for cylinder number 3 then 4 then 2.

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 16, 2010

    The usual checks apply. Pull one of the plug wires and check that you have spark. Check the crank position sensor since you were working close to it you may have damaged the wiring. Then check for fuel pressure.

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