16 06, 2018

Stretched N43 Timing Chains

June 16th, 2018|

The BMW N43 engine is a 4 cylinder petrol unit found in a huge amount of 1 and 3 series vehicles built between 2007 and 2013 Unfortunately, these engines can suffer from a stretched timing chain. Which can subsequently destroy your engine or even prevent your brakes from working correctly. When the chain stretches, the plastic chain [...]

19 04, 2018

MINI Timing Chain Failure

April 19th, 2018|

MINIs fitted with the N12, N14, N16 or N18 engine, unfortunately, can all suffer from a failure of the timing chain. The timing chain, as opposed to a timing belt, is designed to be a lifetime component. It doesn't fall within the scope of a mileage or time-based service. However, as with any moving part, [...]

11 12, 2017

N47 Diesel Timing Chain Failure

December 11th, 2017|

A well documented issue with BMW 4 cylinder diesel engines is a failure of the timing chain. Stretched, or even broken chains can cause catastrophic engine damage. A symptom can include an unpleasant noise from the engine. However, sometimes sudden failure can occur leaving the owner with a non-running car, huge inconvenience and large repair bills. As with [...]