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1988 BMW 535 stumbles


Hi Ray,

How are you doing? Car stumbles above 1800rpm right after starter replacement. Prior to that there is no issue whatsoever. The old starter dies in a violent way the last crank was terrible. Suspect timing is out by a tooth as a result of the violent start which may be due to loose timing chain tensioner, has 200k miles. Could not use a timing light to verify because the timing mark on the lower timing chain cover is in a bad spot, car owners manual says no timing light is needed I guess they don’t expect folks to use it. Any idea? Thanks so much for your help.