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Old 09-13-2009, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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cam belt

I have a BMW 318i 3 series 1992.
The cam belt has failed , so what are the chances of piston/valve damage ?
i have it stripped down to remove old belt and have turned the cam shaft over a few times and can see the valves operating normally.Do i have to remove the head to check further?
do you know where i can find the timing settings - pictures or detailed description.
many thanks in advance
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a Bentley Manual. M40 engines had timing belts, M42/44US spec have timing chains.
you need this link:
How-To's - - Home of the BMW E30/E36 318i/iS
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