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  1. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, I have a manual gearbox 2008 120D model at 45k miles. It always had a rattling timing chain since I bought it at 22k miles but I was completely unaware of this notorious issue when I bought the car second hand 4 years ago. The car runs perfectly fine and I always disregarded the rattling...
  2. Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Hi all, I just wanted to share my story and I want everyone to pay attention if their red oil light comes up while they are driving. I just entered Barnet the other day after I drove from Lincoln on my E90 318i 2009 N43B20 engine. 73k miles on the clock with full service history. The last one...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, Bought a 2011 320D ED couple months ago. When I bought it, the gear stick was shakey (more than usual) which is a sign of a bad dual mass flywheel. It was driving okay till yesterday. After doing a harder acceleration in first gear to join the roundabout, the car now sometimes is...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Evening all, I'm about to buy a 2009 330d e92 m sport on Sunday, and I happened to have come across many horror stories detailing how their timing chain has snapped & they've ended up needing either an engine rebuild or a completely new engine. From what I understand, the N47 is slightly more...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, just had a quick question for the N47 engine timing chain. My e92 320d has started playing up and Ive been told its the chain making the noise and causing the misfires. Video is linked below, any help would be great! N47 clip
  6. General BMW Discussions
    We just bought a seemingly very good condition 2006 320i sport estate for £1700 with 107,000 miles on the clock. Three days after we took it home an engine light came on. The local garage told us the timing chain needed replaced and given the age of the car, this would be prohibitively...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    New here so hello everyone. I cant seem to find the absolute specific answer to this question so I'll ask away. If there is an answer please direct me. I've recently purchased a 2011 318d from my company. Business edition and it was a bargain in really good condition £250.... I want to run...
  8. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I had my timing chain, clutch and flywheel replaced in June and the car has not been right since. I have lost performance, the car is hesitant and the gear stick is vibrating and just feels horrible to drive. It has been back to the garage twice since the repair. On the first return...
  9. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Too much slack in timing chain? It's 2005 118i automatic. Should I have it changed? It's not making any sound mechanic just made me aware when changing Valvetroinc. But now worried that it's dangerous to not change? Help much appreciated. Thanks...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all I’m new to the forum and yesterday picked up a fairly clean 320d with full dealer history, the dealership itself (Not a BMW but very reputable prestige dealer) was fantastic arranged for me to be picked up in a very nice Aston Martin DB9 from the train station, prepared the car well and I...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, guys. I have a BMW 520d E60 Manual 2007, engine N47D20A, 130 KW, 177HP. Long story short: I replaced the timing chains out of precaution (the old timing chain had over 120.000 miles on it) the chains looked pristine, the guides and the tensioners also in perfect shape), I snapped one of...
  12. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hello, I'm hopeful someone may he able to help I have a BMW 1 series 116i 2005 with 70k on the clock. I was driving the other day and when in traffic the car began to judder I continued to drive to the shop, pulled over went about my business and when i came back and tried to start the car the...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all I have a 3rd party warranty and I have a noisy timing chain. From what i gather a noisy timing chain is not covered under warranty even though i have the top level of warranty with that company. They apparantly will put it down to wear and tear but a broken timing chain and resulting...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there I am looking to buy a 2012 BMW f30 320d approaching 100k miles but I am put off due to the possibility of timing chain issues with the n47 engine. I have heard that the issues were rectified in 2009 and 2011 by BMW but other people are saying otherwise and i'm not sure who to believe...
  15. General BMW Discussions
    F10 520d misfired now won't start help!! Hi Any help would be appreciated, i was driving the other day and the car started misfiring, i pulled over and turned the car off and tried to start it again but no luck, it was not even turning over, the lights where all lighting up on the dash acting...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I've a leaking head gasket on my N42B20 engine and I want to replace the timing chain while I've got the head off (the cars done 95000 miles and I think it still has the original timing chain as the tensioner is the original, large bolt head, type). My manual says you have to remove the sump...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, New to the forum as I am currently looking to purchase a 320d Touring M Sport (around 08>10 plate). First BMW purchase so looking forward to it :D Looking for some advice... I have found a 2008 320d M Sport (108K), went to test drive it and the car drove great. There are a couple...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi every one Yesterday i was changing the cylinder head head gasket and i notice a slack in the chain like in the photo. Is this normal or should i change the timing chain? Also the car when is warm makes a rattling noise around 2500 rpm, sounds a little bit like a machine gun. I was...
  19. BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, I've got a 2012 650i (N63 engine) with 55k miles and having already shelled out for 8 new injectors the timing chain has now gone (don't know what else is wrong until the engine is stripped). I know BMW NA did a customer care package for this engine, covering the very issues I have, and I'm...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just been away from home leaving the car at home. Back after two weeks, started car - fine. Next day go to start again - fast spin, no firing. Likely the timing chain has snapped. Someone on here can tell me the following, I'm sure: Can the timing chain be changed without removing the cylinder...
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