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Old 05-14-2011, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Timing belt or chain?

Just wondering if a 1992 BMW 318i E36 has a timing belt or chain, and how often it would need to be changed. Thanks.
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AFAIK the BMW 1.8 has a chain; these are usually good for the service life of the engine. But the tensioner may need to be replaced.
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