Firstly would like to say "Hello" to all members
just joined this morning, my names Neil im from Essex and last week raided the bank and cashed in for a BMW 645ci - 2004 model-convertible ......... so far so good with the car, its a big change from the old merc, im just getting used to the idrive and the general drive of the car as had a Mercedes E240 before
I have taken out warranty, as per the warranty requirements the car should have full service history (it has) also says the car should have the belts replaced at the scheduled service intervals as per manufacture
Was wondering "Belts" would probably mean "timing belt" ........ just wanted to know having lifted the bonnent and looked, can see a single long belt going around all the different pulleys take it as thats what they mean
Question: does anyone know when it should be replaced?
the service book does not list any belts apart from oil, spark plugs, micro filter etc and with the supplied Bills/Invoices from the previous owners there is nothing to show any belts have been replaced .............
Question: is it the timing belt which if snapped would cause the BIG engine damage that everyone talks about? when I googled for information it come back that this car has a Chain not a belt? tho cant see any chain just the traditional looking belt unless there is another "chain" belt
One last thing noticed the engine sort of misses a beat, a very slight miss-fire when hot/normal temp, the idel pulses down for a split sec every now and then.......... I will get the car serviced soon for peace of mind ...........
any replies would be welcomed