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Old 07-22-2012, 09:07 PM
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01 740iL - Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement

Due for A Oil Change I Just Replaced My Timing Chain Tensioner Along With A Oil Change 5w/30 BMW Oil Syn. I Was Getting The Perverbial Chain Rattle At Start Up And Quickly Going Away Sooo Had The Oil Pan Lowered To Check For Worn Or Broken Timing Chain Guides Walla All Looked Good Installed New And Improved Chain Tensioner And The Car Is As Quite As A Churches Mouse On A Sunday Morning
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:05 AM
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did you change the tensioner yourself, if so how exactly did you do it and where is it located?
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:25 PM
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did you change the tensioner yourself, if so how exactly did you do it and where is it located?
This should help:
- How to replace the timing chain tensioner and rail guide on the M62 (1) & on the M62TU (1) (2) (3)
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:33 PM
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Thnx again blue, do you mind if i ask you questions in the future?

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:23 PM
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i think im having the same problem. I am a noob so bear with me. On my way home from work i realized a noise coming from my engine and it sounded like a belt. took it to two mechanics and their telling me that its a chain tensioner. I think its coming from the left side were the chain goes. I think this is a winter problem huh thanks
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:23 AM
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Thanks Blue For Getting The Info Posted I Was Working Late The Last few days. It takes all of 15 minutes not very difficult to do. It really did quiet my car down I also think it will help save some chain guides as it cannot be good with loose tension regradless how BMW has treated the issue in the past. Bought the new a improved version updated part it is a little longer. Carmen 01 740iL...... recently installed lighted head rest.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:28 AM
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What is the part number for the new and improved version colangelo?

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:56 AM
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This what I have It is made by a BMW vendor but BMW assigned this part number to it 11 31 7 531 813 Chain Guid Tensioner I think it list for around $150.00 but it can be had a little cheaper. My mind slips me on the manufacturs it begins with a B But I do remeber it comes in a small white with red strips xx box I am going by memory but just google BMW timing Chain tensioner for the M62TU and Links will pop up. Good luck As I said above know the maufactures of the part begins with the letter B (Beinson) or somthing like that.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:39 PM
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Oh you mean bilstein?

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:12 PM
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Oh you mean bilstein?

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What kind of car do you have. I believe I am having the same problem. But every wear I go people are telling me a grand to fix. One machanic even told me to swap engines. My car runs fines just that rattle. They say its the timing chain tensioner but u guys make it seem like its nothing. I have a 98 bmw 740 iL
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:32 AM
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What kind of car do you have. I believe I am having the same problem. But every wear I go people are telling me a grand to fix. One machanic even told me to swap engines. My car runs fines just that rattle. They say its the timing chain tensioner but u guys make it seem like its nothing. I have a 98 bmw 740 iL
The Tensioner is only a $100.00 part + or - and takes aout 15minuts to change out. is your rattle all the time or just at start up......
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well at first it rattle from time to time and then now its just sounds like a worn out belt thats what i thought it was at first but sometime it will go away and come back. the mechanics at a few shops are saying its the chain tensioner and that the whole front has to come out and this and that. I just feel because its a BMW alot of shops will look at u like a atm machine. My car still runs and starts up. They want to charge me 1000 bucks for this job. Thanks for the reply

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:21 PM
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Get The Tensioner change and you might be suprised it is easy to do......
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:27 PM
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I wanna ask how much did everybody pay for that tensioner and guides change or did they do it themselves and how long it actually took.

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