5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
How long can you go between timing belt changes? I drive about 70% highway which is very easy driving and I see that the interval is 50K for timing belt changes? Has anyone ever gone over that without problems? I know that BMW is not like other cars just seems so soon to replace a timing belt. Thanks allot for any info.
The timing belt is a fairly easy job and I believe BMW says 4 years or 50,000 miles. Most other makes are recommended at 60,000. I personally think 50k is a bit low, but you should probably still follow that interval as the m20 is an interference engine.
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