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Old 09-16-2004, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone i have recently just bought myself a 1999 E36 316 compact. Just thought i would come on and say my hello's and ask some advice as well.

Now i've heard that BMW's have got a timing CHAIN and not a BELT. Would i still have to change the chain????

My car has got 64 000 on the clock with full BMW service history.

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timing for what, used ............camshaft???????????????

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timing for what, used ............camshaft???????????????

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Yeah for the camshaft, was told it's all chains so i wouldn't need to change it.

Very confusing ghead

Also looking for any idea's to style my BM as well.

Any idea's ??????
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style: lower it... springs and shocks, bbs wheels, clears all around. there you go.
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M tech sport suspension = already lowered. clears already, M3 lights at rear.

BBS wheels would cost my two legs and one arm, so i thought of these.


Just need to find out what they are now. Any Ideas????/
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This aint my car, I wish, as soon as i find out what they wheels are mine should look like it

So anyone any idea's about the timing chain then, when would it need done??
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well i don't think you need to change the the timing chain, but i do know that you should check the camshaft to see if the lobes are worn down, that's about it that i can think of
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Yeah someone told me that as well, just before i got the car it had it's first inspection II so i think everything would have been checked then.
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