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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 01-03-2013, 08:08 PM
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I Purchased a New(Used) M62TU from a 2002 540i

I just purchased a Used M62TU today that came out of a 2002 540iA that was hit from the side to put into my 1999 540iA.. The engine has 87k on it and the 5hp24 transmission. Since i have the engine and transmission out of the car I plan on replacing the Timing Chain Guides and Tensioners, rebuild VANOS, and Cooling System Overhaul. What else should i do since it is out of the car?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:36 PM
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:43 PM
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Crankcase valve, spark plugs, and hopefully u don't need valve cover gaskets. I just replaced mine at that mileage

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:52 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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Rear main seal, front crankshaft seal, OSV, timing chain tensioner (but you don't need to replace secondary tensioners on exhaust sprocket chains, just rebuild them with new O-ring and plastic guides), oil pan gasket (I'd do both oil pan gaskets, since engine is out). Check oil pump bolts while oil pan is out.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:52 AM
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Rear main seal, front crankshaft seal, OSV, timing chain tensioner (but you don't need to replace secondary tensioners on exhaust sprocket chains, just rebuild them with new O-ring and plastic guides), oil pan gasket (I'd do both oil pan gaskets, since engine is out). Check oil pump bolts while oil pan is out.
Why dont you need to replace the secondary tensioners? I am right in the middle of a massive overhaul but my passenger side tensioner leaves some slack in the chain. I assumed to replace it, but if I can rebuilt just as easily I am in...
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:13 AM
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Be good if you could post pics of old and new chain guides.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:18 AM
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Why dont you need to replace the secondary tensioners? I am right in the middle of a massive overhaul but my passenger side tensioner leaves some slack in the chain. I assumed to replace it, but if I can rebuilt just as easily I am in...
Are we talking about camshaft chain tensioners? Because they were not re-designed and you'll replace them with exactly same things = money wasted. Unless the spring is completely collapsed they do not need replacement (other than plastic guides on them and O-rings). These tensioners are oil filled (when engine runs), so it is fine if they allow some slack while there is no oil in them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:21 PM
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This is it...can I remove with just removing the bolts? How do I replace O-rings, I dont see them available to buy? Sorry, right in the middle of job now....this is the part Timing Chain Tensioner for Camshaft to Camshaft Chain (Cylinders 1-4)
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:30 PM
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All info is here: http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu..._procedure.htm

O-rings: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...65&hg=11&fg=25 part #16

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:06 PM
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Where is a good place to get a M62tu for 02-540 sport/MTech engine?

In need of a good place to purchase a whole engine due to overheating.


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Nice looking engine!
yeah for a junk yard motor thats probably on its last leg as it is..

Timing,
chain, tentsioner, OSV, vanos gaskets, alternator gasket valley pan

here
Drain Plug Sealing Washer
Differential Drain Plug Gasket -
Valve Cover Gasket Set - Right
Valve Cover Gasket Set - Left
Non-Return Valve
Valve Cover Seal Washer -
Engine Oil Drain Plug -
Lower Oil Pan Gasket
Crankshaft Seal - Front
Timing Cover Gasket - With Flange
Timing Chain Cover Gasket Set - Lower
Oil Separator Valve
Center Crankshaft Bolt
Camshaft Timing Chain Tensioner
Camshaft Timing Chain Tensioner
Timing Chain Tensioner Rail - Right
Timing Chain - Main Genuine BMW -
Timing Chain Guide Rail Genuine BMW -
Timing Chain Guide Rail Genuine BMW -
Cylinder Head Timing Chain - Priced Each
Timing Chain Tensioner Genuine BMW -
VANOS Solenoid Gasket Genuine BMW -
VANOS Solenoid Gasket Genuine BMW -
Oil Filter Kit
Dipstick O-Ring
Water Pump Gasket
Cooling O-Ring -
Water Pump O-Ring (Small) - Priced Each
Alternator Gasket


Valve Cover Seal Washer - Priced Each
Upper Timing Cover Gasket - Cylinders 1-4
Upper Timing Cover Gasket - Cylinders 5-8

valley pan gasket
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I would make sure the rear coolant plate isn't leaking. People often assume their valley pan is leaking when this is the actual culprit.

It's also only accessible with the transmission off so it's much easier to deal with while you have the engine out.

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I would make sure the rear coolant plate isn't leaking. People often assume their valley pan is leaking when this is the actual culprit.

It's also only accessible with the transmission off so it's much easier to deal with while you have the engine out.
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:51 AM
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why replace the OSV? It's a plastic device nothing in it moves
On the tu, the osv is under the timing chain. Mine is bad, they get old and the plastic breaks down leading to a big problem. Good thing I have to go in there to replace the guides.

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Old 11-03-2016, 10:07 AM
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Seriously!! 107 views and not a soul has said a word???
I see no reason to do crank seals, they seem to seldom leak.

I would do the timing chain guides and osv, new valve cover gaskets and valley pan gasket whether they are needed or not. But for me, that's about all I would do.

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The rear coolant plate and rear accumulator gaskets!!! Do this outside the car.
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