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F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
13-01-2018, 08:28 AM
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F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
Have any members experienced problems with the timing chain on the N 20 engine ? See website bmwtechnician.com for info.
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13-01-2018, 10:59 AM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
Can anyone with experience chime in I’d also like to know ?
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13-01-2018, 11:05 AM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
Hi, I have read up on this as well as my 2012 F30 328 has a similar noise. Going to be booking it in next week. I even did the check on shining a light on the cam chain by opening the oil cap.. I see some abrasive marks on the chain so will wait to see with BMW says. My car is on 95xxxkms.
A bigger concern. In Europe and America they have revised the oil change intervals on these cars. In this country we still sit on 25000kms or 2years. Which is crazy for a turbo car especially in our hot and dusty climate..
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13-01-2018, 11:43 AM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
When was the chain revised ?
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13-01-2018, 12:40 PM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
this sounds a little worrying
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13-01-2018, 04:14 PM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
Hi guys, I have some experience. Got mine replaced last year.

So the "Chime" usually sounds like a high-pitch sound that increases with engine rev. It sounds like an electric motor on-top of your usual engine noise.

It's due to the cheap plastics they used to "guide" either the timing chain or the oil pump chain.

Take it to BMW and tell them to replace them if under motorplan.
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13-01-2018, 05:39 PM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
Early model N20s I presume ? Fencelook I suppose the LCI B48 series motor does not suffer from this?

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13-01-2018, 06:44 PM
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RE: F 30 Timing chain issues ( N20 ENGINE
Did some reading and they remedied this from 2013 onward
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