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      01-21-2019, 02:55 PM   #1
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F30 Timing Chain issue

Newbie here...

Has anyone had issues and if so how did you handle it?
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      01-21-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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If the issue exists already for you, you will definitely need change the parts out. From my understanding, you will need new timing chain, timing chain guide and chain oil tensioner/pump.

From my research, BMW CA did NOT extend/offer the timing chain warranty extension that BMW NA did (USA and Mexico).

There's a few long threads on the N20 specific sub forum that goes into more detail if you were interested: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1415105
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      01-22-2019, 12:43 PM   #3
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uncleruckus Apparently auto west BMW in B.C said there is an extended warranty on it, it till next year.

However, I'm curious to know the symptoms of a timing chain issue.
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uncleruckus Apparently auto west BMW in B.C said there is an extended warranty on it, it till next year.

However, I'm curious to know the symptoms of a timing chain issue.
To keep it brief - you get a very obvious winding sound when the car is idling. As you accelerate the winding sound accentuates.
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whiteAngel86 Check out this link for what it sounds like:
https://bmwtechnician.com/2016/08/07...g-chain-issue/

If you do end up getting it covered by warranty, please let us know! From my research, BMW CA did not offer this extension, but I would be happy to be wrong. IIRC, the BMW NA extension was to 70k miles/7 years
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