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ldevries 10-16-2012 08:33 AM

BMW Timing Belt or Chain?
Hi Guys

I want to find out wheather the 318i facelift 2003 has a timing belt or a chain. Iha d previous experience witha e30 320i where the belt broke with a lot a sorrow for me. The manual does not show any belt replacement so I just want to have peace of mind.

Machiel_SA 05-16-2013 08:01 AM

Hi, there is a nice website where you enter your vehicle VIN number and it will give you all the details you need on the spares available. http://www.realoem.com. It lists 2 engines on the 2003 model, so the VIN number will narrow it down for you, but lookslike a chain and not a belt.

IrieHarry 02-02-2016 12:15 PM

As far as I know, all BMW's use timing chain. The belt is not related to timing. It for water pumps and air on...

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