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Old 06-19-2018, 10:56 AM
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2009 mini r56 n12 (non-s) timing chain kit upgrade/aftermarket

Hey! I'm at 100k miles and need a new timing chain kit. Are there options available that will last me another 250k miles? I feel like the largely plastic kit is bound to fail again.
​​​​​​Are there aftermarket kits available? What do racers use? Are all kits created equally? I've found kits ranging from $50-150 (roughly) .

What would you recommend?
Old 06-22-2018, 05:13 AM
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Yup there are a lot of options. Persionally I wouldn’t stray from the oem suppliers for the timing chain kit - German for sure. I went with the Febi kit from ECS.

When I got the parts - the tensioner was the same manufacturer and made in Germany as the original.

Also, Febi included a pamphlet indicating they test all their tensioners before shipping - that’s a nice touch.

I wouldn’t trust any non oem or German supplier for my timing chain but it’s your call.
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