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Re: a timing question (archive)

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Posted by Darren M on April 25, 2002 at 12:45:42:

In Reply to: a timing question posted by David 87M3 on April 25, 2002 at 12:09:48:

to be honest I would of thought given that the S14 is a race engine the timing chains would be more up to the job and would last longer than on BMW`s other engines.
I spoke to BMW UK about mine and they reckon it should hardly ever cause problems.

With about 55kmiles, if I don`t turn the engine off with the clutch depressed it can sometimes sound like a London taxi on startup 8-).

There are loads of posts regarding timing chains, can someone answer this question.
Why do e30m3 need chains doing so quickly compared to other bmws with chain driven engines?
My first e34 with M50 engine had 168K miles when i sold it and i never once heard chain noise. My next e34 535 once again chain driven 122K miles and no noise
My current e34 118K miles and no noise

is this an s14 quirk?

David
87M3





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