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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 10-07-2008, 11:35 AM
boschtech1 boschtech1 is offline
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Mein Auto: '99 540i
Angry No VANOS 'before' prod 9/98

I have a problem the same as the guys with the S62 "M5"on Youtbue except I have an M62 "540i" production date 11/98....."the infamous diesel knock"........My car is making a diesel noise which is especially loud on the passenger (left) side.....sounds like a bunch of lifters/valves arne't timed right.....will check it out in a few....found the solenoid connector (left hand side below the MAF sensor tube) filled with oil....cleaned the connector and sol. but still the same problem. Will be taking the valve cover to see whats wrong..
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