View Single Post
      10-16-2019, 02:24 PM   #164
Private First Class

Drives: 2012 328i
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: FL

iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by Linc0909 View Post
I spoke to one of the parts counter guys at the dealer recently, he's worked there for over 25 yrs and has not seen one example of a N20 coming apart due to timing chain issue. I live not 10 miles from the Duncan assembly plant where all the X models are built so I'm sure with the abundance of BMW's in the area, if there was an issue we'd see it here.
Considering the n20 has been in circulation for about 8 years, his "25 years" has little relevance. Furthermore, proximity to a manufacturing plant has nothing to do with frequency of failure.

The question of "is it a problem" was answered long ago. Proven not only by numerous reports we see here but by the action BMW has taken to avoid a recall by issuing an extended warranty.
1/4: 12.86@105 | 2012 328i RWD N20 8AT | VRSF Street 5" HD Front-Mount Intercooler | VRSF Catless Downpipe | JordanTuned E60