BMW four-cylinder diesel (N47) timing chain problems.

At the moment we repair a lot of these engines, sometimes several in a week.

These are potentially big jobs and should be attended to as soon as possible.

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Common Faults #1 - N47 Timing Chain

Common Faults #1 - N47 Timing Chain

BMW 4 cylinder diesel (N47) timing chain problems.

At the moment we repair a lot of these engines, sometimes several in a week.

Here are the symptoms to look out for and what the repair entails:

  1. Timing chain makes a noise and the engine is still running. Both chains, tensioners and guides need replacing. The engine needs to come out to do this job. This needs to be done as soon as possible.
  2. Timing chain is broken and the engine is no longer running, there are several broken engine parts. The engine needs to come out, to see the full extent of the damage and for the repair.

If you have a vehicle that might be suffering from this, don’t hesitate to get touch with us.

Many thanks to Barrie Haigh for the picture.