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#1 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 04:28 PM
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How long?

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.
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Don't go over 50k. If it snaps, you can kiss your engine goodbye.

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also M20 is the only BMW engine to have a timing belt (in the US) so if you dont have M20 then you dont have to worry.

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also M20 is the only BMW engine to have a timing belt (in the US) so if you dont have M20 then you dont have to worry.
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Oh.. thanks a lot for the compliment. Ive had it for a few months now and have been getting it setup the way I want it.

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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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Wait, is that your car in your avatar?
If you didnt do a wide grill conversion, it's either a 94 530i or 540i, and if thats the case you don't have a timing belt.

Or is it a 1990 with a wide grill conversion?

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