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      07-12-2019, 10:40 AM   #1

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Unhappy Repair after timing chain jump

The timing chain jumped on my 2013 X3 at 130,000 miles (beyond the extended warranty). The dealership says it needs a $14500 engine replacement. My local import car mechanic says a $4000 repair to all the timing system components might do it, unless they find more damage after starting the repair, which would be an engine replacement. They suggested I have a 50/50 chance at avoiding the engine replacement. Iím looking to calibrate on the odds here. Anyone have experience (successes or failures) repairing an engine after a timing chain slip? I pulled over a hundred feet after getting the drivetrain malfunction error and the engine shutting down.
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