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 N20 FAQ

BMW N20 FAQ

In this article we’ll simply dive into a bunch of various questions and answers about the BMW N20 engine. If you are interested in learning more about the BMW N20 engine, take a look at our N20 Engine Page which covers everything from specs to popular performance mods to common problems. Let us know in…

Ultimate BMW F30 Buyer’s Guide: Reliability & Performance
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Ultimate BMW F30 Buyer’s Guide: Reliability & Performance

BMW’s F30 generation includes the F30, F31, and F34 produced from 2011 to 2019. Early models are becoming well-priced due to their age and the release of the new G20 generation 3 series. As with most 3 series, the F30 is a great success and an all-around fun, sporty chassis. Notably, the F30 generation was…

BMW N20 Upgraded Intake Guide
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BMW N20 Upgraded Intake Guide

Upgraded intakes are our first mod recommendation for people just getting into modding their BMW’s, but also for people looking to push crazy horsepower. An upgraded intake is the building block to further modification as it provides the engine with the additional air capacity needed for high-horsepower applications. Additionally, it’s a great bang-for-the-buck mod if…