Just google bmw N47 timing chain (diesel) or N43 (petrol) to see how common this problem is.

I removed the inlet manifold on one I did to get better access.

At 120'000 the chain is on very borrowed time. 0 users rated this 4 out of 5 stars 0. 5.0 average based on 1 product rating. From my research I see that there has been problems with the timing chains on some models of BMW's in the past though this was a few years prior the 61 plate. Edited by Fun Bus on Friday 30th September 21:29.

> The timing pin should fit tightly in the flywheel. If caught early enough you can get away just a new timing chain tensioner. 18.01.2013 03:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFq8dDW4RSw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzZsaMG5a-s, Got low oil pressure light once - stopped immediately, restarted and it went away (I changed oil right after this), Sometimes it's a little jerky pulling away.

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A cam timing kit is about 60 quid from amazon but make sure it's N43 specific as the N42, 45 and 46 locking kits are different. Hi, in need of some advice from all you knowledgable pistonheads.

If the timing has slipped you would need to retime it first. I am wondering if its worth my while pursuing this with BMW. N47 Timing Chain failure --- how common is it still? If I recall correctly, the chains stretch.

The slackness at the top will probably be due to a fractured top guide - they snap just under the torx retaining bolt.


Got Engine Warning light twice. Edited by rabidh on Sunday 14th August 14:06, I just looked at the tensioner, and it has the thin end on it rather than the older 'thick' one.

If the car has done average miles and serviced by BMW on schedule, it might be reasonable to expect the timing chain to last longer than it has. 'Crankshaft correlation' was the fault that showed.

That's Audi and BMW only though.

Just to note, the N43 oil pump/balance shafts need to be locked off before undoing the crankshaft pulley bolt...This means the sump needs to be removed and additional special tools fitted. Make sure you fit new crank and cam pulley stretch bolts - the better Febi kits include new ones.

I got everything locked off, stripped down, and replaced the chain.

4. The tensioner change takes 30 mins tops and no special tools needed. RA Replacing timing chain (N43) BMW AG - TIS.

I wonder what they got wrong in their engine durability work to miss this one. Febi Bilstein BMW N43 Timing Chain Kit Part No 30335.

Premature timing chain failure has become a serious problem for many BMW owners – the issue has been featured on BBC Watchdog and is regularly discussed in BMW forums and other media sites. N43 Timing chain & guides replacement £499.00 inc vat. There are lots of online guides to the job, or you could buy a copy of TIS on cd. N43 Engine sump removal & clean Extra £259.00 inc vat (Front subframe has to be lowered to remove sump) Beware of cheap remanufactured Engines and rebuilds Be very wary of companies offering to repair or replace your engine cheaply as they may not be using genuine BMW parts. This shows the procedure for replacing the N42/N46 chain set up - N43 is very similar. Checking an N47 timing chain properly is an engine out job. However as expected still a hefty garage bill to repair the damage to the engine, valves and a new chain. 5.

To replace the timing chain and associated parts , I'm gobsmacked , i believe this is classed as associated work with regards to the retrofit brake diagnostics due to a full diagnostic being run on the car. Last week the timing chain (aka Cam belt) broke without any prior warning/noise while the car was in motion. For removal of the timing chain, the central bolt must beslackened and later removed. Best thing about the chain is that it's at the back of the engine so the whole lot needs to come out.

Most commonly affecting the 2.0 litre diesel with the N47 engine, we also regularly rebuild damaged engines in the 3.0 litre diesel range, BMW petrol engines and also BMW Minis Coil pack was a recall item, check if yours was done.

A weakish timing chain, extended service intervals, wrong spec oil/cheap filters. Note how the sprockets, chain and rails all come out in one hit. Also its a very known issue for timing chain failure on these engines and fail at any time. Gassing Station | BMW General | Top of Page | What's New | My Stuff.

I called BMW once to ask about engine codes as my less than 4year old 1 series had s. The common link (excuse pun) I have seen in most timing chain failures has been a non-genuine oil filter. Most are well worn at 80k. When it's been ~4 hours since last driven, takes a few seconds of turning over before it starts.

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Well, I had a stab at it today, and it's looking promising. After removing oil sump, provisionally reinstall front axle supportand remove special tool for securing engine in installation position.

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