The N42B20 has four cylinders in a row. This motor began to be used in 2001, it replaced the M43V18 engine and its brothers: B19 and M44V19. The heavy cast-iron engine block was replaced with a lightweight one made of aluminum, but with cast-iron sleeves. This unit uses a new 90mm long travel crankshaft with new connecting rods and pistons. As for the balancer shafts, they were not changed, they remained the same as on the M43TU.
|Manufacturer||BMW Plant Hams Hall|
|Cylinder block alloy||aluminum|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Piston stroke, mm||90|
|Cylinder bore, mm||84|
|Power output, hp||143/6000|
|Torque output, Nm / rpm||200/3750|
|Euro standards||Euro 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km
|Oil consumption, gr/1000 km||up to 7000|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30 / 5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.25|
|Amount of engine oil for replacement, liter||4|
|Oil change interval, km||10000|
|Engine lifespan, km
— official information
When the BMW N42B20 engine is running, the following malfunctions may occur: overheating, the appearance of noise.
If you notice that the unit is overheating, you need to check the radiator. It is rarely cleaned and contamination can lead to a problem. The reason sometimes lies in the breakdown of the thermostat, the resource of which is 100 thousand kilometers. As a result, the valve stem seals become unusable – the oil is consumed quickly. The operation of the cooling system should be closely monitored.
When the engine is noisy, this can be corrected by replacing the chain tensioner, which has a resource of 100 thousand kilometers. The timing chain is also designed for 100 thousand kilometers, over time it stretches and makes noise. In the process of replacing the spark plugs, BREMI ignition coils may be damaged, it is recommended to replace them with EPA.
When using the BMW N42B20 engine, choose high quality working fluids. It is advisable to fill in the oil of the brand recommended by BMW. Saving on oil is unwise and can lead to engine overhaul.