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      02-02-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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new belt - How much

My 325i developed a very noisy squeal yesterday.
Just popped the hood to discover the belt is half off and frayed.

Looks like work to get into?
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      02-02-2018, 10:00 PM   #2
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Not very expensive and you can DIY it.
But before you order parts, find out why the belt is destroyed. Is your oil filter housing leaking?
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      02-02-2018, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yeah. Ok just found the DIY videos. Looks like I'm paying to get it done
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Not very expensive and you can DIY it.
But before you order parts, find out why the belt is destroyed. Is your oil filter housing leaking?
Had the OFHG replaced a few months back. Hopefully not the problem
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A bad oil filter housing leak or one that has been leaking for a while often causes belt failure because the oil degrades the rubber
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That happened to me. Ofhg leak, degraded the rubber. Luckily Advan sorted it out before it shit itself. Not too expensive
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Avoid driving it, it will snap at any moment and leave you stranded with no power steering

Book it in and only drive it to the appointment.
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Avoid driving it, it will snap at any moment and leave you stranded with no power steering

Book it in and only drive it to the appointment.
Or worse, the belt will wrap around the pulley for a major catastrophic failure.

If I recall you've had the valve cover gasket done as well... may be worth checking the oil cooler gasket too.
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Lucky I have a 2nd vehicle. The bimmer is parked till I can get it fixed. Yep not looking fwd to that drive. Not too far thankfully.
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Lucky I have a 2nd vehicle. The bimmer is parked till I can get it fixed. Yep not looking fwd to that drive. Not too far thankfully.
Mine snapped and looked perfectly fine, and it snapped when idling in a car park, so finger crossed you make it

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Booked in $est $500. Not until Thursday
Might have to invest in a torque wrench for future DIY
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I had a surplus kit but i sent it back last year. Sorry mate!
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Well I made it to the shop. Checked the belt and it was 3/4 off.
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Don't ignore the squeal.
I was lucky. apparently the head of the bolt had sheared off and left just enough metal to stop the wheel from departing and taking the belt with it.
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