I've come to the conclusion that no is the answer!Sounds like a major issue surely there is preventative maintenance to ensure this would not happen!
Yeah but is there anything you can do (like change the chain) that wont cost as much if you had to do it after it breaks.. Do ya get meI've come to the conclusion that no is the answer!
I've seen cars that have been serviced every 10-15k and then cars that have barely been serviced. Both examples have broken chains. It's a chain issue, not an oil/lubrication issue like what most other timing chain issues.
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Engine doesn't need to be removed on any model to replace the chains and I'm sure you mean crankshaftThe problem is that on the N47 engine BMW decided to put the timing chain on the rear of the engine against the cabin bulkhead because it was supposed to be designed for the lifetime of the engine and not need to be replaced. I think it can be replaced on the 5 Series without removing the engine but in the 1 and 3 Series to get at the chain the engine has to come out. Replacing the camshaft would require the block to be stripped down afaik. Both are labour intensive and this is where it gets expensive.
If you're buying a 2008 car, why not go for a 325D or 330D? I personally wouldn't touch an N47 car with a really big stick.So im thinking about buying a 08 320d, can someone who knows how to fix this problem before it happens pm me a price please so i can factor it in..
valdes or conor? or anyone else.