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E46 M3 (2001-2006)

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:44 AM
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E46 M3 Timing Belt Change

I ve got 80k miles on my M, when is it necessary for a timing belt change?
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:39 AM
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S54s don't have timing belts.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:44 PM
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S54s don't have timing belts.
ok..call me stupid...but..I thought most cars have timing belts, i thought all cars have timing belts...then how does the s54 engine ensure that the crank, pistons and valves all work together, its not the VANOS...or is it...hmmm??
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:18 PM
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It has a timing chain. The E30 M3 had a timing chain...as do all modern BMWs. The last BMW engine to have a timing belt was the M20 IIRC.

Ferrari's still have timing belts as do most Japanese cars.
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