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I was unaware of that! (more) (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on June 19, 2000 at 11:59:49:

In Reply to: Why would it be??? posted by Lincoln on June 19, 2000 at 11:47:30:

I'm not sure what your comment meant when you said "the obvious reason for building an "interference" engine is for timing belt breakage"! Did you mean non-interference?

I know that some of the older BMW engines, were "interference" type, that when the belt failed there was interference between valves and pistons.

I was unaware about later model BMW engines including the "M" powered engines.

Bob //M3


: The obvious reason for building an 'Interference' engine is for timing belt breakage. Since the current engines have a chain (which rarely breaks) and the old belted BMW engines were NOT 'Interference' (I know this from personal experience!!!)...My answer (still a guess) is NO, the current E36 M3 motor is NOT an interference design!!!




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