BMW N20 Timing Chain Failure – Symptoms & Solutions
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BMW N20 Timing Chain Failure – Symptoms & Solutions

While the N20 is often considered a stout and reliable engine, early versions of the engine have a major flaw with the design of the timing chain guides. The plastic guides are known to disintegrate, allowing excess slack in the timing chain, plastic particles in the oil filter, and excess timing chain wear. The N20…

BMW N63 Fuel Injector Failure – Symptoms & Solutions

BMW N63 Fuel Injector Failure – Symptoms & Solutions

The BMW N63 isn’t an engine known for reliability. At least in the early years of its production. With the introduction of later N63TU, TU2, and TU3 variants, reliability got much better than the pre-technical updated variant. One of the most significant issues with the early N63 engine was fuel injector failure. The Piezoelectric injectors…

BMW E46 Common Problems Guide – Problems, Symptoms & Fixes

BMW E46 Common Problems Guide – Problems, Symptoms & Fixes

In the eyes of many enthusiasts, the E46 represents the pinnacle of the 3-Series formula, and for a good reason. The wide array of solid, reliable engine options, unparalleled chassis dynamics, and timeless looks all culminate to produce one of the best BMW models of all time. However, the E46 isn’t without its issues, with…

BMW M60 Engine Guide

BMW M60 Engine Guide

The BMW M60 engine marked a return to the V8 formula for the Bavarian marque. Prior to the M60, BMW’s most recent V8 offering was carbureted. For the first modern V8 in their catalog, BMW knocked it out of the park with the M60, remaining a popular engine in BMW enthusiast circles to this day….

BMW E46 Oil Change Guide

BMW E46 Oil Change Guide

Today’s guide will cover a bit of DIY, specifically focused on how to perform an oil change on your M52 or M54-powered E46. Performing an E46 oil change yourself is one of the easiest ways to save money on BMW maintenance, especially when compared to having an oil change performed at the dealer. While certified…