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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by WarNox
is a timing chain the same thing as a cam belt?
Originally Posted by 325iS
Yeah, they should do the same thing (although, I've never heard of it being refered to as a "cam belt"). Some cars use rubber belts while other cars use chains.
On our cars, there are two chains; one long one that goes between the crank and one of the cams, and a short chain between the two cams.
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