When did they fix the N47 engine?

BMW N47 is a four-cylinder common rail diesel engine that has many improvements over its predecessor, the M47. In 2014 it was replaced with the B47.

Is the N57 reliable?

N57 has outstanding reliability – which is very rare among BMW engines. The car you are looking at will have second generation or so called N57TU which has improved on lots of things. That been said even N57 first gen. was very reliable overall.

Is the BMW N47 engine any good?

The BMW’s N47 engine is one of the most unreliable BMW engines. You’re right, there are more bad engines, but this is one of them… If you do not fix the issue, you will have a broken engine, that’s why it’s on the top of the worst engines.

When should I replace my N47 timing chain?

Normally the timing chain kit can last to 80,000-100,000 miles without any problems. However, due to the design flaws cause the potential timing chain tensioner problem, we’ll highly recommend the car owners to replace the N47 engine timing chain set periodically.

Which BMW diesel engine has problems with timing chain?

The problem affected the timing chains on BMW models with N47 engines. The N47 engine is a 2.0 litre diesel unit fitted to BMW’s 1, 3 and 5 Series as well as to SUV’s. When a timing chain fails it can cause catastrophic damage to the moving parts in the engine and the necessity to replace the engine.

Is the BMW N57 a good engine?

The BMW N57 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine was named by Ward’s Auto in their top 10 Best Engines Award.

Does N57 have timing chain Problems?

The engine timing chain is very weak – it stretches over time, and ultimately snaps. BMW timing chains have snapped on a range of models across the 1, 3 & 5 Series, most commonly affecting the N47 diesel. We also rebuild M57 & N57 diesel engines, BMW petrol engines & also BMW Minis.

How long will N47 engine last?

N47 engines have no other design issues and can easily run 200,000 miles if maintained correctly plus it is your original engine with traceable service history and mileage.

What year BMW engines have timing chain Problems?

In the last year Watchdog has heard numerous cases of total engine failure in the BMW 1-Series, 3-Series and 5-Series vehicles built between 2007 and 2009. The cause of which have been because the timing chains have snapped causing the engine to come to a complete stand still.