Originally Posted by turbo325e
I just got another 325e buts it a 4 door. the timing belt went on it. I was wondering if it is a easy fix.
Doing a timing belt for the first time with only hand tools plan on spending about 3 hours on it. Also get a new water pump, front cam seals, distributor cap and rotor, radiator hoses, thermostat, and engine belts.
If the timing belt broke at a min. its going to need the head removed and checked for bent valves. Usually when a timing belt goes on an M20 the engine will need new valves because they hit the pistons and depending on how high the the engine was revving when it broke it can break rocker arms and rocker shaft supports.