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I have read this thread and it is what i want to do...

here is my problem. that is done on a 95 M3. i have a 94 325i, and have been looking for the part online and no-one lists a timing chain tensioner for my car. also I typed in his part number, and it showed it but says its not compatable with my 94. I

anyone know what the part number is for my timing chain tensioner, or where to get one for a decent price. the Stealer doesnt know what I am talking about, there not very smart there sometimes. so if anyone can help me....that would be awesome, cause the chain slap sound is really loud now!

here is a picture I found on the BMW parts database, but as you can see it doesnt list the part number for the whole piece, just the individual pieces. I dont want to make one out of all those parts, I just want to buy a new one. will the M3 one fit my car?

my tensioner on the parts page
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I just had my tensioner replaced by the dealer a few weeks ago on my 318i, so i believe the steps wouldn't be any different...

I forget though, do 94's not have VANOS??? Looking for some back up help here...

if you don't have VANOS, I don't think you'd have a need for a tensioner...

who knows, I've been away from this site for too long now... ghead

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I do have vanos, and I have 2 timing chain tensioners. one is inside next to the 2 overhead cams, which is a very involved fix and I dont want to go that route yet, and there is a timing chain tensioner that is on the outside of the block that just unscrews with a 32MM socket. it is kind of behind the coolant resivor and next to the washer fluid tank...around there.
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