325i Timing Belt - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

» Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2004, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Langhorne PA (right outside NE Philly)
Car:
Posts: 169
Photos:
greenlightracer is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to greenlightracer Send a message via MSN to greenlightracer Send a message via Yahoo to greenlightracer
Hey,
I just bought a 90 325i with 90k. I was wondering how imperative it is to change the timing belt. Also, how much did it cost? Do I have to goto a BMW dealer to get it done? Any info/stories reguarding this topic is appreciated!



Brian and Buddy the Bimmer
greenlightracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Pgh.,Pa
Car:
Posts: 13
Photos:
hrdrsrman is an unknown quantity at this point
The belt is fairly easy to change for the average diyer.
the cost is about 14.00 bucks and a weekends time.
hrdrsrman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2004, 06:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Car:
Posts: 5
Photos:
nevesching is an unknown quantity at this point
I would do it immediatly. That's how I ended up getting my bimmer, I'm a mechanic, and the previous owner didn't replace it. The car has 117K and the teeth on the belt came off. Ended up getting the car for free and having to replace the engine. The head was gone, the lifter towers and cam towers are one piece on a BMW head, so when the pistons hit the valves, it breaks the towers, and the pistons got hit really hard. It's something definitelly worth spending the time and money on.
nevesching is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 01:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Malibu, CA
Car:
Posts: 112
Photos:
fporro is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to fporro Send a message via Yahoo to fporro
change it asap !!!
easy afternoon job.
less than $ 100 bucks worth of parts, including t belt, tensioner, spring and water pump since it has to come off anywways.

my store ;~)
__________________
cheers,
Frank
e30 parts

fporro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 02:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Car:
Posts: 179
Photos:
1985bmw325e is an unknown quantity at this point
change your belt fast, or else if that shit fucks up on your your whole engine can be messed up and it a 20 dollar job at mobs can turn into an 800 dollar job. (maybe more)
1985bmw325e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 10:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Langhorne PA (right outside NE Philly)
Car:
Posts: 169
Photos:
greenlightracer is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to greenlightracer Send a message via MSN to greenlightracer Send a message via Yahoo to greenlightracer
They said its 700 to change the belt!
greenlightracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 10:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Malibu, CA
Car:
Posts: 112
Photos:
fporro is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to fporro Send a message via Yahoo to fporro
i paid $ 750, that included water pump.
second time did it my self. really easy but do read bently instructions ghead
__________________
cheers,
Frank
e30 parts

fporro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2004, 12:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Langhorne PA (right outside NE Philly)
Car:
Posts: 169
Photos:
greenlightracer is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to greenlightracer Send a message via MSN to greenlightracer Send a message via Yahoo to greenlightracer
It's really easy? why do they charge 700 then?
greenlightracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2004, 04:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
PHYUKEWE is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to PHYUKEWE
NAW-

REPAIRS ARE NEVER IMPERATIVE EITHER IS REPAIR PREVENTION.
JUST DO LIKE i DO........RUN HER TILL SHE DIES!!!!!!!
PHYUKEWE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2004, 02:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Car:
Posts: 138
Photos:
viali8 is an unknown quantity at this point
have your timing chain done or do it yourself asap. if that timing chain goes your engine will be shot. may as well put in a new engine.
viali8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2004, 02:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
n00b
 
stevek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Car:
Posts: 20
Photos:
stevek is an unknown quantity at this point
Before you guys freak the guy out, have him find out when it was changed last. Most BMW owners will have it done every 50k miles so chances are he wont need a new one for 30k more.....The reason that it costs 750 at the dealer is because of the labor. The parts are cheap however it takes a while to get everything apart and back together correctly. In addition you get to see the smiling face of your friendly BMW vampire...err mechanic.
stevek is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
timing belt change and mechanics in miami träumer 3-Series (E21, E30) 6 10-03-2005 03:44 PM
Timing Belt On 318i csierra 3-Series (E21, E30) 17 02-19-2005 06:22 PM
Broken Timing Belt?? jaymz 3-Series (E21, E30) 12 10-17-2004 08:22 PM
325i Timing belt replacement jefftheref 3-Series (E21, E30) 5 02-09-2004 07:20 AM
Timing belt Bmw1990 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 12-30-2003 01:21 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.