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Old 08-30-2014, 01:16 AM
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1999 740il Timing chain broke need to sell whole or for parts unless there is...

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Old 08-30-2014, 08:45 AM
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Sorry to hear about your car. Would be extremely rare if the chain itself broke. If it jumped time or you are hearing a loud rattle on the passenger side, your timing chain guides have probably broken into pieces and is laying in the bottom of your oil pan. If it still runs, don't start it again by the way, you are looking at $3500 or so for repairs unless you DIY. Very labor intensive job with special tools needed. You might want to add your location in the event a member wants to take a look at it.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:32 AM
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It will not start. It just spins. I wish that I could keep it because it is a very nice car but I have a 95 that I like better


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Old 08-30-2014, 08:50 PM
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Curious on how you determined the chain broke? Have you pulled the oil cap to see if the chain is on and moving when it's cranking over? I know you are not asking what the problem may be, just want to make sure you are not dealing with a bad starter not engaging the flywheel.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:34 PM
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I haven't personally looked to see if it is moving while I try to crank it but I plan to do so. I did find it hard to believe that the chain had broken. I also plan to drop the oil pan. Thanks for the info. I need as many options possible right now.


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