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Bmw318 1998 timing chain

I am replacing my head gasket but am stuck with the timing chain how do i remove it

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You have to loosen the adjuster first that takes the slack out of the chain. you then have to remove bothe the cam sprocket and the crank sprocket at the same time . you do this by removing the index bolt and the remainder of bolts. this should do the trick

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Yes, the chain has to come off. The cam gear that is driven by the chain is mounted on the cam, inside the head, and the crank pulley down at the bottom is what drives it via the chain. The chain has to be removed in order to remove the head.

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