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      07-14-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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Question on newer f30's i own e90

Today i went to check out a 2013 328i xdrive with 98k miles on it one owner, on start up i hear a rattle more a cold start up tbh. Did some reasearch said it was to be wastegate rattle. Fair. But my issue was the timing chain in it, even if warm i noticed i could move it side to side and somewhat up and down but not a huge amount. Is this considered to be normal or should i stay away from this car? Also on narrow pathways where you can hear echo from your car I hear rattle when I get going faster.
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      07-15-2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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The timing chain on a '13 is a crap shoot. I'd have a good BMW tech look at it to see if he thinks the slop is within normal tolerance. The rattle is probably normal, it's a very noisy engine.
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      07-15-2017, 10:58 AM   #3
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yeah man id see if you can take it to bmw dealership and have them inspect it
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the car is at bmw of toledo they say it passed inspection
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      07-17-2017, 07:55 AM   #5
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Check for a whine on load. Have someone rev the engine up to 3k rpms and hold and if you hear a whine timing chain and guides probably won't last long. Also remove the oil cap and check the chain for smooth spots. Oh and stay away from X-Drive for maximum fun.
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the car is at bmw of toledo they say it passed inspection
I'd want at least a 3 year drive train warranty.
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      07-17-2017, 05:00 PM   #7
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Timing chain wasn't really "loose" it tightened up as i drove it. Just have to get used to the wastegate rattle
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