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E46 316I TIMING CHAIN DIAGRAM

2000 BMW 316

Need a diagram to show the timing chain settings on a bmw 316i e46 single over head cam
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Jason222
January 13, 2012.




Have you taken off yet? If set it to top dead center. To set the timing you should turn the No.1 piston to TDC, check the cam to where both valves on No.1 are close. The timing mark on the sproket should now be in line with the mark on the cilinder head. Remove chain without any major disturbance to sprockets. Check No. 1 still on TDC. Cam mark right. Fit the new chain.
After fitting turn the engine a few times by hand to make sure there's not a valve pushing/hitting against a piston. Recheck marks.
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Fixitmr
Jan 16, 2012.
Oops. Word missing. If NO, set to top dead center before removing chain.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Jan 16, 2012.

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