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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 10-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ive asked everone else so im gonna ask yall.i have a 95 jeep grand cherokee limited,when i go up hills it starts knocking.. could it be a bad timing chain,or......what? yall usually have good answers so i figured i would ask.....thx
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How many miles? Bad timing may well be a cause.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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214k....lmao lotta miles....thx bud
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just for grins you could run the timing 4 degrees off and run it up the hill might tell a big story. just understand you could jump the chain with that pressure on it. I had a bronco that had a very worn gear on the end of the dist. LOL 25 bucks but a bitch to figure out.Good luck
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... it is pinging(Predetenation) have you check the condition of the spark plugs(to check how the cylinders are burning) have you tryed to clean the cylinders with Seafoam And run premium to up the octane....
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plugs r new and ive tried octane boost and high test gas
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Have you tryed Seafoam.... it just sounds like the Timing is Way advanced have you checked the timing with a timing light?
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im gonna tis weekend...ive had the same thoughts though!!!!thanks bud
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