BMW Information / Auxiliary Drive Belt Positioning - M43TU

Reference for the correct fitting position of the drive belt on M43TU or M43B19 e46 BMW engines.

Placement is not self-explanatory nor indicated on the engine how to wrap the belt around the various pulleys. This would prove problematic should the belt need replacing in an emergency (by the roadside) or at home. You can print this image and place in the vehicle glovebox for such an emergency breakdown event.

e46 drive belt fitting position

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References

1. HAYNES: BMW 3-Series 98-03 - ISBN: 1 84425 067 9

2. Wikipedia: BMW M43 Engines

3. Pelican: Replacing your drive belt


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