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Old 02-22-2018, 08:15 PM   #106
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I understand that they can change suppliers for various reasons but I still thought the new supplier had to manufacture the part to BMW's design.

Anyone with a e36 Bentley that shows the sprockets or an early 90's photo?
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:55 AM   #107
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I can look in my Bentley later for pics.

BMW would release more of a functional guideline, the supplier can make changes to cut costs etc as long as it still meets the spec. I highly doubt the top of the tooth shape was of any concern.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:20 AM   #108
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Pictures in the Bentley are all M44 that show the cam sprockets. I took a pic but I cant upload so its probably too big.

I have an extra set of M42 cam gears with square teeth sitting on my shelf. I have no need for them and they are in good shape. If someone wants them I will sell them for a reasonable price to help get my own E30 back on the road. I dont think its necessary to switch from the pointy gears...but if it makes you feel better having them its worth the peace of mind.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:19 AM   #109
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There should be a Bentley out there with a publication date pre M44. My personal e46 Bentley was printed in 01 before any of the facelift e46 cars were produced.
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