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  1. N47 Timing Chain - Warranty Advise.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm hoping someone can advise me on this. I've got a E90 with the dreaded N47 engine. I've recently had it serviced (indy) and was told the timing chain sounds rough and I should probably get it sorted. I've taken out Warranty Direct warranty on it and they were quite good on the phone...
  2. 320d M47 Timing Chain!!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Thought I'd create a new thread as I've been googling for 12 hours+ now with no luck. Car - E46 320D 2003 150BHP MSPORT M47 Around 2 days ago or so, I was on the motorway when my car juddered twice in the space of 5 mins. I've never ever felt this before from my car so it was worrying...
  3. timing chain advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    so how do i know for sure if my timing chain has jumped? i have had the rocker cover of to change the vvt motor and all the chain guides were fine not broken etc but is there a way of telling if it has jumped? Also what does a bad timing chain sound like? that might be a silly question but i...
  4. E36 Diesel TDS, timing chain noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I've got a 318tds, and I believe the timing chain is making noise. Here is a video to show the sound is coming from the lower front half of the motor. I've tried to pull on the chain through the oil filler cap, and it seems nice and tight on the cam sprocket...
  5. Help in Choosing 1 series - timing chain worries

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I've had a search on the forum but it seems to respond mega slowly so finding info is a bit problematic.... We're considering buying a 1 series, petrol, 116/118i. Budget around 10K so 13 - 14/64 plate vehicles with reasonable mileage. There's a lot around about timing chain issues with the 1...
  6. E91 N47 Timing Chain

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Does anyone have any experience of the timing chain problems on the N47 engine? mine in running with absolutely no power, initially thought it was a turbo problem but have been informed its the chain tensioner that's failed causing the timing to go out hence no power. Is it an engine out job to...
  7. 2008 e92 320d Timing Chain Questions

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I used to be a bmw owner and i'm potentially looking at returning to the fold. I've been offered a non running 2008 320d coupe for cheap, the owners saying the timing chain has jumped whilst starting the car one day. I've read a lot of posts on the web about this issue, I've no problem...
  8. E39 530D timing chain guide?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, so I have a gen 1 M57 from an E39, I have just bought it, and I would like to change the timing chain tensioners. Wondering if there are guides on how to do this anywhere?
  9. Snow chain question

    BMW 2 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW F22
    Hi hope this is the correct spot as I can't see gran Tourer in the listings. I need to get a set of snow chains for my 2017 220d M Sport Gran Tourer so does anyone know the clearance between the front tyre and strut please? Cheers Jimbo
  10. Timing chain replaced thank you

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Bought an e93 320i 2008 74k miles Per the very useful advice on the forum about the timing chain issue , got it scanned and checked , timing chain replaced by mtek glasgow a bmw independent £595 plus vat with oil change too. Whilst I was in collecting there was an x1 in with a snapped chain...
  11. timing chain broke 2

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys thank you all for the replies about the battery located in the boot, so grateful to you all but unfortunately I just got back from work where I was going to tackle the issue and get it out and charge it but the inevitable has happened, there's not enough power left in the batterie to...
  12. timing chain broke

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys really need your help here, driving home from work about 2 months ago all of the power went off. pulled over to the side of the road phone RAC mechanic reckons timing chain gone. towed it back the house where it has been sitting for the past 2 months debating what to do about it...
  13. N57 timing chain life expectancy?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a 2008 (LCI) 330Xd with the N57 engine and about 165,000 kms. I'm having my independent garage do some work on it at the moment and he mentioned that I should be prepared to have to do the timing chain, which requires the engine out of the car. Anybody have any experience on this? In his...
  14. timing chain advice

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all newbie here. I am going to look at a 61 plate 320d m sport tomorrow. 55000 miles and service history. I am paranoid about what I have been reading about the timing chain on the n47d engine. Have I need to worry with a 61 plate. Any advice appreciated.
  15. 2004 E46 318ci (N46) - Replace rocker cover gasket and chain tensioner

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I plan to replace the rocker cover gasket soon, and while at it I will also replace the ignition coil tube seals. Is there anything else that is advisable to do as a precautionary measure while the rocker cover is off? Also I will fit the latest version of the chain tensioner, does...
  16. Bmw e92 330d cam chain

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Morning All, hopefully you can assist me as my beloved 330d M sport manual cam chain has recently died. Am currently looking at all options I.e. replacement engine or new car (another Bmw). Has anyone done this or know of someone and are there any good garages that can undertake this with a...
  17. N47 Timing chain

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    All, Been told my timing chain is starting to get noisy. I'd like to get this replaced as I don't fancy replacing the engine should it go. Car is a e90 320d 2011 lci sports plus edition. Built June 2011. Going by realoem I have the n47n. Its done 150,000 miles now. How can I ensure I get the...
  18. 2005 n46 320i oil pump and timing chain

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, looking for some advice.After quite a lot of work on my car,recently coil pack,rocker cover gasket replaced, i,v been told by my local garage that the oil pump needs replacing,the people they use to get parts from told them that i need to get a new one from BMW,£650, and timing chain...
  19. E90 320D N47 timing chain failure

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’ve just acquired a 57 plate e90 with the above issue. The car was my mother in laws and the chain let go/lost tension at about 30mph. Is this likely to of caused much damage at this speed? She said she just lost all power, no lights or anything, is this normal or would she of had warning...
  20. Timing Chain changing interval for 335d? 130k miles ?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    has anyone changed the timing chain or has it failed on anyone resulting in catastrophic engine failure? I heard it happened and some recommend chain change at 130k. any thoughts on this? Can you share what milage you have?