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Re: Why would it be??? (archive)

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Posted by dbruce on June 19, 2000 at 12:58:09:

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


The E36 M3 engine (and I believe all the rest of the E36 engines) are interference type engines.

Break the timing chain, break your engine.

: 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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