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  • BMW Timing Chain Failure and Repair. N42, N43 and N47 engines

    BMW engines since the mid 1990's have used timing chains instead of cambelts. This removes the servicing aspect of replacing the belt and gives the owner piece of mind, almost eliminating the potential for a failure.On the whole the BMW timing chains have been very reliable and often outlive the life of the car and the engine, however in more recent times they have not been without fault.Although a snapped timing chain would be a worse case situation and would result in serious internal eng...  Read More...