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Old 03-12-2009, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Belt or Chain?

Is my 1998 E36 328i SE Touring Chain or Belt driven??
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Torque: The last BMW engine with a belt was the m20 and the last instance where it was used was in 1992 e30 325i convertibles.

Everything from that point (and most others before) are chain driven.
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so how often should the timing chain be replaced on these cars i wonder.
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