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Old 04-26-2016, 04:02 PM
ajimbob ajimbob is offline
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timing the beast

Ok so there I was trying to fix some oil leaks. I took off a timing chain sprocket trying to get to the osv unit That's when I realized I had made a mistake. The valves moved and the timing chain rotated. I have looked at the TIS information but I am having trouble.

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Old 04-26-2016, 04:32 PM
u.nanimous u.nanimous is offline
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Between TIS, a Bentley manual and these instructions you should be able to get her done. Those tools are available as rental too.

The fun part is going to be finding TDC #1 on compression stroke without bending some valves. Other than that I can't really help as I haven't done my guides yet (hopefully still a long way off!).

And here is a thread from someone who did a ton of work on his 540i.

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Old 04-27-2016, 04:04 AM
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Thank you very much for your reply. Great information! !
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:31 PM
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Just noticed...1998! Which engine do you have? Those links may not apply.

Some other general resources:
e38.org
Timm's meeknet
realoem.com
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