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Old Tue, Sep-30-2008, 08:39:32 PM   #1
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Do you guys have a DIY for Engine Belt replacement?

How hard is it? Is it difficult or need a special tool for the BMWs?
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it is quite simple

there is a write up on e46fananitcs i will try to find it for you


you will have to take the AC belt off first and then get to the drive belt it should not take more then 2 hours on your driveway.
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Its not bad to do if you have the right tools and are good with your hands.. Its a little tight. With a lift its a 30 min job.. On the ground its about 90 mins or so.. Its really simple to do... The lack of space is the only pain in the butt... Its a 2 belt system no different from any other drive belt install..No special tools needed.. although a drive belt replacement wrench would help since its thinner..but I used regular tool set I had in the trunk so you should be fine..
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Default Pelican Parts Belt Replacemet DIY

Pelican Parts Belt Replacemet DIY.....i think this should be listed on our DIY page.


http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...eplacement.htm
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is there anywhere we can buy a belt besides bmw? and is that write up accurate for all 3 series? or is the m3 different?
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This thread pretty much becomes the belt DIY on the second page:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...changing+belts Read through it because you might have two different types of pulleys and it will save you time if you know what you're dealing with.
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is there anywhere we can buy a belt besides bmw? and is that write up accurate for all 3 series? or is the m3 different?
ECS Tuning has belts: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...L/Search/Belt/
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This thread pretty much becomes the belt DIY on the second page:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...changing+belts Read through it because you might have two different types of pulleys and it will save you time if you know what you're dealing with.
Theres 2 different accessory belts listed. which one is the OEM?
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There are two main belts. The accessory drive belt which drives all major pullies for water pump, alternator, and power steering. The other belt, which is much shorter, is the A/C drive belt.
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