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Old 11-16-2017, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusty34 View Post
The actual issue is the material BMW engineers chose for the long plastic timing chain guides. Over time and at about the mileage the OP currently has reports have been pouring in that the plastic guides are disintegrating which allows plastic crumbs and debris to be caught by the screen over the oil pump pickup. The oil pickup screen soon gets completely blocked which then starves the engine for oil and the engine fails.
Is there any preventative maintenance that can be done to avoid this?
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