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      06-03-2017, 12:15 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by mortlock7 View Post
Yes well it should be! Never in my life have I heard of timing chain components needing replacing - BMW really got it wrong there!

That is a good idea, I'm sure they've seen a few before so they might be able to identify any noises and how severe (any) issues might be!
Replacement of timing chains is not unheard of but you should never have to do it before at least 200k miles

I've owned high mileage toyota's in the past where we've replaced the timing chain/sprockets on high mileage engines while doing the head gasket......you're already most of the way there and its a small piece of insurance.

The wear on sprockets is obvious once you compare to new replacements.

I'll take a timing chain engine over timing belt every day of the week
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      01-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #24
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I have f30 2013 and now I am having the noise comming from the engine and the cause is the timing chain.
I always serviced my car every year - 6000miles max.
The issue goes up to 2015/16 models.
By the way the major issue is mainly with the N47 engines.
The interesting fact is that bmw did some tests, so they ran an engine for a 1million km and they didn't notice any issues, so they claiming that the timing chain is for a lifetime of the car.
I am about to do the timing chain myself as I am not going to pay 2000 to a dealer...
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