E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > DIY: Do It Yourself

DIY: Do It Yourself
Post here to share or improve your wrench turning skills! All BMW E46 DIY tips, tales, and projects discussed inside. Learn to work on your car and know the right BMW parts you will need!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 08-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Howick, South Africa
Posts: 2
My Ride: 328i, LR Defender
N42 cam timing

Hi Guys
I dont know if this has bee covered before, I cant seem to find any refrence to it.

I removed the head on my 318 N42 motor. What method can i use to time the cams without the special tool?

Also, on the front of the cams are 2 plates that work with the camshaft position sensor. What is the correct orientation for these plates when setting up?

Thanks in advance

keithmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 02-05-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
cindarella man
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: sout africa
Posts: 1
My Ride: bmw 318i n42

Keith my English is not good but i'll try my best to explain it to you! First we hev two sprockets each sprocket is markd IN(intake side) EX(exhaust side)
The hole in plate on the EX must be approximate 2 o'clock on the IN must b on 10 o'clock.

Hope this will work for you but if you hev othr option plz let me know man!
cindarella man is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use