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  1. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello i just replacled my timing chain and oil pump chain on my bmw 528ix drive , i wanted to know is there a break-in period in which i have to drive the car slow so everything sits on its place ,or can i drive it straight hard out of the shop?
  2. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I bought this car (2001 325i 5 speed) in January of 2022 and it drove flawlessly for 4 months of its life before causing a nightmare issue. The car has been on and off sitting for around 6 months between my driveway and our mechanics lot. Started at 152k miles and currently sits around 155k. The...
  3. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Sorry to post in this thread. There is no dedicated F45 thread, and since I own a F31 I am used to share my stuff here and know some of the people hanging in this thread already... To a moderator: feel free to relocate this to a more suitable position if you see fit. My wife's BMW Active Tourer...
  4. 5 Series
    Hi All, Need some help please so I can correctly diagnose my crank to start issue. A few days ago, the car cranked for longer than usual on the way to the supermarket (2kms away). I assumed it's probably a battery issue because it's mid winter here in Victoria, Australia. On the way back from...
  5. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hello everyone, Just a simple question because my E65 740d is reaching 340000KM and I was wondering if at some point I should be worried about its timing chain. Is there a mintenance interval recommended by BMW or does any of you has some recommendations regarding this ? Thanks
  6. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    My car is a 2014 328i (build date 09/13) with 80k. To my knowledge and according to the good maintenance records, the car still has the original timing chain, guide rails, and other related items. I’m aware that BMW updated the guide rails and chain in response to the overwhelming number of...
  7. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hello Everyone, I'm looking at what is the replacement interval for the 740d M67 engine timing chain interval. Does anybody knows it as I couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks
  8. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    This month I purchased a 2013 528ix with 60k miles on it. Good condition from a dealer. I noticed the driver side camera wasn't working so they fixed it. I have since replaced the spark plugs, had the oil changed, wheel alignment, and ordered new tires. I am aware this year and model's engine...
  9. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    I have a 2013 x3 with a little over 90k miles purchased in Montreal, Quebec in 2014. We moved to USA and had the car imported into the USA. I was driving on the highway when we received a drive train message to drive moderately. Took it to the mechanic where it completely died. Had to get it...
  10. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Recently on a ~5 hour road-trip in my 2015 X3 xDrive28i, the "engine oil low, add 1 quart" light turned on at two separate occasions. Once I reached my destination, I proceeded to add the recommended amount of oil (1 quart). After running the diagnostic in the iDrive, the oil was one tick above...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello guys, i have a e46 318i with a m43b19TU engine, and i have some rattle problems on start. Whenever i start the engine i Can hear the chain rattle, and I want to change the timing chain tensioner and the 2 guides, one witch is straight and the other witch is slightly bent. My question is...
  12. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    I will show you full instruction of how to change the timing chain and guides together with oil pump chain and sprockets. Full instruction of how to do timing on N45 engines. In my case I ve got the engine out, because I had to replace connecting rod bearings and piston rings.The timing chain...
  13. BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
    Hello, im suspecting timing chain problem on my car. It has full service history and all services are done in time. Here is engine sound video link: It has 100 000 km and its 2013 production year. Please tell me if this sound is normal. Thanks in advance.
  14. 1 Series & 2 Series
    my daughter has just lost her job that come with a car . She always wanted a BMW so that is what she spent her redundency payment on . She put the BMW on the road 1st Dec , was running nice has low miles 56k . After ten days it was vibrating just a bit in 2nd gear , but getting worst by the mile...
  15. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Long story short I changed the timing chain on my N47 E92 LCI 2012 engine and ever since the car has been very sluggish only achieving 26mpg regardless of whatever driving I have been doing and is throwing up this specific code every so often related the the turbo! The code is - Code 4530...
  16. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Today I received a copy of the settlement details, with forms for opting in (everyone should be receiving them soon) . You need to READ THE OBJECTION OPTION If your car is out of the coverage period!! YOU DO NOT REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT IF YOU OBJECT. Even if you're within the...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    2006 525i n52 manual 6 speed has 198,000k. Been a great car. Recently been having a rough idle, specifically, when I'm at 45 mph and the light changes, ill pull it out of gear and coast to the light. The rpm dives to about 400 and then vibrates and kicks up to 1100 and then dives down again...
  18. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi All, dropped off my 2013 328i N26 early last week at the dealer for a minor idle/stutter issue after recently having the dread timing chain replacement service done. My advisor was out this week and really hasn't gotten any updates until today when another advisor called me to say "I just...
  19. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello, I have encountered a strange problem with my 520d F10 n47 engine. The story starts here, One day morning when I tried to start the engine I heard a loud noise and the engine stopped. Then Due to pandemic lockdown my car sat like that for couple of months. then I called a mechanic and he...
  20. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Good Day Bimmerfest, I have a 2012 BMW F10 550i With 122,000 Miles with N63 that cranks but won't Start. I tried to start the car one morning and the car will crank but it won't start and the gear was stuck in Neutral. I plugged my Maxisys scanner and I got these codes. 420652 EGS...
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