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2004 BMW 325i Question: how do i get the timing set right on this vehicle? what tools do i need?

 

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eliott76, Tucson, AZ, November 15, 2011, 13:12
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i work at motorworks and this car was put on my lap and nobody here has set the timing chains on one of these cars before. the person that brought me over this car couldnt either! from what i understand is that i need special tools to set timing on this... if i do then i cant do anything but if possible i would like to get some knowledge from you if possible on how to do this. thank you!!

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, November 15, 2011, 18:59
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