Question about 1996 BMW 318
Can u explain to me how do i change the belts and thats 4 all belts except for the cam belt.
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
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
SOURCE: how do i tension the
to do it correctly you need a tension gauge, however it is possible without. make sure your timing marks are correct,flywheel locked and camshaft locking tool in place. slacken camshaft sprocket bolt and turn clockwise to stop. fit timing belt in an anticlockwise direction starting at the crankshaft, ensure belt is taught on the non tensioned side between sprockets. turn tensioner pully anticlockwise, untill you can turn belt 90 degrees with finger and thumb pressure. tighten tensioner. tighten camshaft sproket bolt to 63nm. Remove all locking tools. turn engine 2 revolutions from the crankshaft pulley by hand. DO NOT START AT THIS STAGE!!!!!!!! refit all locking tools, if at any stage the engine locks or the tools will not refit, you have done something wrong. Go back to stage one. Check belt tension finger and thumb method, retension as required. turn again by hand. re fit all components and start. If you have whining noises the tension is too tight. Flapping or banging noises too loose. This is not a fool proof method and you have to be aware of the failings of fitting timing belts without the correct tools etc. ENGINE DAMAGE WILL OCCUR IF FITTED INCORRECTLY. A good garage should charge no more than 2.5 hours for this work to be carried out, with a warranty. Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
SOURCE: fan belt
the belt is very long but it zig zags round all the pulleys,do you have air con?Whatever happens,round one pulley multi v then back of belt round idle then repeat all the way round..good luck..the little shock-spring tensioner is a pain also
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 07, 2016 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks
Mar 01, 2011 | 1999 Isuzu Rodeo
Nov 22, 2010 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab
Jan 31, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf
Sep 14, 2009 | 1997 BMW 318
May 22, 2009 | BMW 525 Cars & Trucks
Apr 13, 2009 | 1997 BMW 318
Feb 07, 2009 | 2005 Ford Focus
May 12, 2014 | 1996 BMW 318
May 10, 2014 | 1996 BMW 318
441 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: