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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:09 PM
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E39 engine tear down and rebuild

I'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION OR DIY ON AN E39! 2002 BMW 525i WITH THE SPORTS PACKAGE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. WOULD BE GREAT TO ALSO HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF REBUILD KITS, PRICES OR WHERE I COULD OBTAIN THEM FROM! VERY MUCH APPRECIATED IN ADVANCE. I have a cylinder w low compression and before I started pulling it apart to find out exactly what's wrong was hopin to get an idea on direction of other possible things to check to narrow the problem down a little more and a heads up on prices for things like cam valves rings gasket kits etc.....
cyl. 1,2,3,5,6 are 220 after 6 rotations. cyl 4 is 85 after 6 rotatiions!

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:38 PM
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QUIT SHOUTING!

No such thing as a "rebuild kit." You need to tear down the engine to see what it needs. It's usually more expedient, and cheaper, to procure a used engine.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:21 PM
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Someone is excited about an engine rebuild, lol.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:28 PM
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sport package has nothing to do with engine rebuild
or maybe he is talking about any rebuild kits like seats rebuild kits , windows rebuild kits etc
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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Dunno anything about rebuilding engines - but - we put together these in the bestlinks expressly for people like the OP who have a damaged engine and need to make some decisions.

- Summary advice to provide users who suspect a major engine repair due to overheating (1) (2) (3) (4) & how to test an engine for a blown head gasket, cracked heads, a warped block, stripped head bolt threads, cam seizures, contaminated bearings, coolant hydrolock, or piston, ring, or valve damage (1) (2) & what are the major factors in deciding whether to rebuild the engine, replace the engine, or sell the car (1) & a DIY for replacing the I6 M54 head gasket (1) (2) & replacing the V8 M62TU head gasket (1) & why these engines are so prone to heat-related damage in the first place (1) & welding the crack between cylinder #3 and the water jacket on the exhaust side (1) & what engine swaps are most recommended (1) (2) (3) & where to obtain a new or rebuilt head (1) replacement short block or long block (1) (2) & how to lift & remove the engine (1) & the most recent real-world results from the last 50 people faced with similar blown engine problems from which this advice came from (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34) (35) (36) (37) (38) (39) (40) (41) (42) (43) (44) (45) (46) (47) (48) (49) (50)

EDIT: See also these from the bestlinks:
BMW_E53_X5_M54_Engine_Training_Manual.pdf
M54_technical_information.pdf
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