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BMW N20 Engine Timing Chain Issues

We are your BMW N20 engine experts. Our Norlang Auto technicians have the training, experience and the latest equipment to diagnose and repair the timing chain issues of your BMW N20 engine.

Warning Signs

If you have noticed unusual rattling and clanking engine noises or heavy vibrations from the location of the timing chain and your “Check Engine Light” been activated, then you must have our BMW technicians diagnose the source of the noise and the reason why your warning light is ON. 

Possible Timing Chain Issues

The BMW N20 4 cylinder engines, found in all the late model BMWs 1-3 series from 2011 to 2017 have timing chain issues due to the timing chain tensioner and the plastic chain guides

For example, the timing chain tensioner could fail, causing the chain to loosen or even snap apart. If this happens your engine could suffer serious and costly damage.

BMW timing chain N20 issue
What’s more, over the years and with normal wear-and-tear, the plastic guide becomes brittle and damaged to the point where it could break apart (see the above image). Consequently, small pieces of the plastic guide can break off and end up the oil pan and oil pump creating oil pressure issues and further internal engine damage. The debris can also lodge in the crankshaft drive sprockets which can cause the chain to skip. If this happens the camshafts and crankshaft fall out of sync and can cause significant damage to your engine.

We Can Help

At Norlang Auto, we will meticulously inspect your timing chain system and perform the necessary repairs and/or replacements on your BMW N20 engine to help you avoid any catastrophic incidents. Our expert technicians only use premium auto parts that meet or exceed OEM parts with the aim to help you maintain the same power and performance for which you purchased your vehicle but at a competitive price.

For more information about what Norlang Auto can do for your BMW N20 engine timing chain issues, you can call us at 604-337-1515 or book an appointment online now.