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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.

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Old 09-07-2007, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.


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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.


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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.
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it might be 325i but im not sure. would that matter?
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where did you get your yellow lights from. i've been looking for them.
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it might be 325i but im not sure. would that matter?
If its a 325i there is usually more damage done to the engine than the 325e because the engines in the "i" cars run a closer tollerance between the piston and valves.

The yellow lights are just Lamin-X covers. Lamin-X then go to store then click on BMW.
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Do the Auto trans have the sensors on the bell housing? If they do, where are the connectors for the sensers.
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its a 89 325i. i check the timing belt and its still intact, but a few wires loose and i think i might need to replace the pulse sensor. anything i need to know?
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nope its pretty straight forward, if the timing belt has not slipped and is still in tact id say its probably not an issue
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OK time belt is intact,but when the engine rotates but the cams don't. could the belt slipped off? is that possible?
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OK time belt is intact,but when the engine rotates but the cams don't. could the belt slipped off? is that possible?
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