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Old 09-28-2005, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the 540i (E34) have a timing belt?

If so...what's the replacement interval?
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The m60b40 is chain-driven, and it doesn't need replacement..
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Well at some point the chain should still be replaced because chains do stretch...

But thats a LOT of miles. lol
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Thanks fellas. I in search of E34 540i, right now. I just changed the belt on my E30 and it was a pain in the ass.
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