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      12-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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318i 56 reg with missfire and timing chain noise !

My neighbour just asked me to take a look at his E90 318i, its missfiring, difficult to start and engine management light is on..quick look and it seems to have a nasty metallic noise coming from front of engine, if you rev it and then let the revs come down, it rattles, sounds to me like the timing chain, I'm just going to search on here, I don't know much about this engine as mine is the 325i .
What is worrying is his has only done 40 thou miles..
Poor bloke, I was going to tell him to get some new plugs or maybe a coil pack or two till I heard the noise.
Any ideas appreciated thanks.
Its a petrol.

Last edited by Tunna_uk; 12-02-2012 at 11:53 AM. Reason: forgot to say petrol