All BMW Z3 engines have timing chains from the model years 1996 to 2002. All BMW Z3 engines from 1996 to 2002 are interference.
Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.
The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.
If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.
Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.
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TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.
Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.
When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.
Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.