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Post by Tonyzed » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:06 pm

Hi guys.
I've just read that the n20 engine can be prone to the timing chain wearing/ failing at 50k miles on early cars. Anyone know any more about this?. Thanks.

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Post by Pbondar » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:39 pm

Hello wrong thread you need to re post this in the E89 thread

But yes 50k miles is possible for a blew up

Lack of oil changes and excessive use of the auto stop start are two contributory factors..

There’s a revised cam chain n tensioner fitted in 2015 as a retrofit..
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Post by Tonyzed » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:06 pm

Many thanks for your quick reply. My car is a 2004 2.2 so I have clearly got my e numbers and n numbers confused!!!
It's also non- turbo.
Thanks again.

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Post by Smartbear » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:31 pm

Tonyzed wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:06 pm Many thanks for your quick reply. My car is a 2004 2.2 so I have clearly got my e numbers and n numbers confused!!!
It's also non- turbo.
Thanks again.
You have an m54 engine fitted in your e85, it should be virtually bullet proof :thumbsup:
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Post by Tonyzed » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:47 pm

Thankyou!!! I suspected you might have the answer- based on my confusion!!!
As you can tell I am new to the zed world. What's your opinion Rob on a 28i with 40k on clock at around £13k??
Thinking of changing next Summer.
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Post by Danglesberries » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:19 pm

Not sure that car will still be available next summer if it's available now :o

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