As BMW engine parts go, a genuine OEM timing belt is one of the most important. Sometimes known as a timing chains, especially in older BMW models, it helps your vehicle's camshaft and crankshaft move in sync. This enables your engine valves and pistons to pump properly. If their timing weren't lined up, the result could be severe damage not only to your valves and pistons but also to your engine or other nearby auto parts. The signs and symptoms of a timing belt going out and needing replacement are few. If your timing belt is worn out, it can begin to slip, causing misfires. This can happen suddenly, without warning. Once timing belt failure occurs, your engine may lose power or shut down. If your BMW has a timing chain, however, its malfunction can be noisy, and if it breaks, a loud crack will follow. So, how often do you need to change a timing belt? That varies by mileage and your maintenance schedule. Timing chains today ought to last your engine's lifetime. Timing belts on newer BMW vehicles you should replace about every 100,000 miles. Older BMW models might need a timing belt change every 60,000 miles or so. When in doubt, check your owner's manual. Then, order the best BMW timing belts for your project right from us, here online and factory-direct!
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