BMW Timing Belt Services

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BMW Timing Belt Replacement and Routine BMW Service

BMW Timing Belt

BMW Timing belts (BMW Cambelts) & Timing Chains control the BMW engine valve cycle sequence to ensure correct fuel combustion timing and compression.

Interference engine design allows pistons and valves to interfere or make contact if the timing sequence is not set correctly or if the timing belt snaps resulting in piston and valve damage requiring an engine rebuild with new pistons and valves.

BMW Timing Belt Replacement Intervals

BMW Timing belts and BMW timing chains should be replaced at the correct service intervals; especially on interference (most diesel) engines as belt wear causing incorrect timing may result in a very expensive repair bill.

BMW Valve and Piston

BMW Timing belt replacement involves synchronising valve and piston positions and setting the adjustable tensioning roller to ensure the belt is not overtightened putting additional strain on the camshaft bearings and crankshaft bearings correct adjustment of belt tension.

BMW Engine Bay Fluids

The lubricants, hydraulic fluids and anti-freeze chemicals used within the BMW engine bay can degrade the rubber polymer compounds used in timing belt manufacture. As a consequence the belt life can be greatly reduced, especially if exposed to increased operating temperatures

BMW Timing Belt Kits

The replacement parts needed for a BMW timing belt service are usually supplied in "Kit" form to ensure

Quality Timing Belt Replacement Kits usually contain:-

  • BMW Belts
  • BMW Idlers
  • BMW Tensioner pulleys
  • BMW Tensioner Springs
  • BMW Cam Cover Gaskets

BMW Manufacturer fitted Timing Belts will be designed for standard vehicle applications. Aftermarket timing belts can alter engine performance characteristics.

BMW Timing Belt Fitting

BMW Engines may come in many variations: single overhead cam (OHC), double Overhead Cam (DOHC), overhead valve (OHV) and the engine timing-cam belt can be used to drive other essential components such as the water pump and fuel injection pump on diesel engines.

The belt can run a series of pulleys from three on a simpler OHC Engine to 8 on a performance V6, V8 Engine layout.

BMW Timing belt fitting is a complex operation that requires a great deal of labour to do properly

It is worth ensuring that other components likely to suffer the same wear and tear as the timing belt and might require a major service or replacement before your next timing belt change are replace at the same time.

Maximise timing belt life and service intervals. Consider replacing the BMW water pump if it's driven off the same belt, also the BMW camshaft and BMW crankshaft oil seals. If the BMW camshaft oil seal or BMW crankshaft oil seal fail then oil will impregnate the cam belt causing failure.

BMW Clutch Repairs

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Timing Belt Servicing

BMW Timing Belts

  • BMW 1-Series
  • BMW 3-Series
  • BMW 5-Series
  • BMW 6-Series
  • BMW 7-Series
  • BMW 8-Series
  • BMW Alpina Roadster V8
  • BMW M
  • BMW M3
  • BMW M5
  • BMW M6
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X5
  • BMW Z1
  • BMW Z3
  • BMW Z4
  • BMW Z8

BMW Garage Repairs

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  • BMW Brake Discs & Pads Fitted
  • BMW Cooling System Repairs
  • BMW Cylinder Head Gasket
  • BMW Fuel Injection Repairs
  • BMW Gearbox Repairs
  • BMW Replacement Exhausts
  • BMW Resprays
  • BMW Shock Absorbers
  • BMW Starter Motor
  • BMW Timing Belts
  • BMW Water Pumps
  • BMW Drive Belts

BMW Diagnostics

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