BMW 318i Timing Belt Or Chain ? (1980 – 2017)

Does A BMW 318i Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a BMW 318i. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


BMW 318i
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1980 - 19811.8 L M10timing chain
1987 - 19941.8 M40B18timing belt
1.8L M42B18timing chain
1990 - 19981.8L M40timing belt
1.8L M43B18timing chain
1.8L M42timing chain
1.9L M44B19timing chain
1998 - 20061.9L M43B19timing chain
2.0L N42B20timing chain
2.0L N46B20timing chain
2005 - 2013N46B20U1timing chain
N46B20U2timing chain
N43B20timing chain
2015 - 20171.5L B38A15M0timing chain
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