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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 12-11-2008, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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timing on a 1986 320i

Hi, I own a 1986 e30 320i, I don't know how to adjust the timing or have not been able to adjust it accurately.
So which are the steps for adjusting it and what are the markings that I should look for?
This car has a marking in the front of the engine and has something like a Z on the front pulley and some other marking. Are this to show where should the timing be adjusted or what? Do I have to disconnect the vacum from the distributor? What are the RPMs for adjusting the timing?

Thanks for your help.
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