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Old 12-01-2012, 10:07 AM
Chaoul1 Chaoul1 is offline
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2001 BMW 740IL Timing Chain Rep. Cost?

I'm looking at buying a BMW 740IL in my area. It has 148,000 miles on it. The guy is asking a good price for it because it needs engine work. He told me it's making a ticking noise from the engine bay. He took it to a mechanic and he said that it could be the timing chain. I originally wasn't going to buy anything but the 7 series are my favorites, especiallyy the E38's. If I can get this one at a decent price and get it fixed, I'll be very happy.

Are are the average costs to replace a Timing Chain. What other possiblities are there as well?

He told me it's like a ticking noise. He also described it almost like a knocking noise, but he hasn't driven it in 3 months.

I am mechanically inclined, but when it comes to jobs like these I'm not in for it.

Any suggestions?

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