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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, 07:08 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, 10:36 PM
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 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, 10:52 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:25 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, 09:52 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, 10:13 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, 10:18 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, 11:21 AM
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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, 11:30 AM
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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, 01:06 PM
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Yeah, I'll be the original owner didn't wait 10k to change oil!
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