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Old 05-19-2010, 10:03 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
Originally Posted by edjack View Post
Pull fan, remove belts, and examine all the rotating machinery on the front of the engine.
I'll look for an M54 DIY. Seems to me I need to replace the belts (they have cracks) and identify whatever it is that is making the noise so that I can replace that too.

Unfortunately that means I'll be taking it apart twice!

Once to identify the culprit; the other to replace it. It would be nice to be able to identify the sqeaky wheel without having to remove the belts!

Note: I found an E46 DIY and an 330i M54 DIY (is a 330i M54 engine belt configuration the same as a 525i M54 engine belt configuration???)

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Last edited by bluebee; 05-20-2010 at 04:17 PM.
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