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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 10-11-2013, 12:45 PM
Gus_melendez Gus_melendez is offline
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e39 540i interchangable chain guides?

So i recently bought two parts that i thought were needed for the timing guide rail issue. Ive looked into it and it seems both parts work for it. Its the ALL plastic piece that sits in front of the engine on the driver side. I got a piece that is aluminum and then has the plastic piece on top of it. Just wondering, is there really any difference, do they both hold the same durability and life span?
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:51 PM
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Did you order by BMW part number?
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:18 PM
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Both parts are actually the parts that the BMW service rep got for me while i was at their "service and parts" location. im going to return one for sure but just wondering if there is a benefit to having one or the other. im thinking of using the aluminum piece instead of the all plastic one.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:37 PM
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Since both are BMW parts check the p/n on realoem. You can't just randomly select parts. Did you get a parts list for the timing chain job or just figure it out yourself?
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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I know i cant randomly select parts lol Yeah I've managed to talk to a BMW mech, seems that the two parts are the same and will function the same. I have a parts list and when i put this in their computer these two parts came up. so i guess its no issue now =) Ill post pictures of the two parts momentarily as im at work at the moment
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:09 PM
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Would you mind sending me that list. I'm about to tackle this job with my son. I'm ordering the Bently's this week. I know ECS has a kit, but I think I can get better pricing from my local dealer.

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Old 10-12-2013, 08:03 PM
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Here ya go. i got this list off of another member (Nanda007) on here when i was researching the fix.


Timing Chain and Chain Covers Related Parts:
1 x 11141436978 Lower T/C Gasket Set $23.64
1 x 11311745406 Chain Rail $30.58
1 x 11311741236 Timing Chain Rail $90.64
1 x 11311741777 Chain Guide Rail $109.13
4 x 11311435028 Camshaft Chain Guides 'sliding pieces' $4.73
1 x 11141275466 Front Crank Seal $6.24
1 x 11131436324 Lower Oil Pan Gasket
1 x 07119963355 Chain Tensioner Washer Ring $.15
1 x 11120034104 Valve Cover Gasket 1-4 $24.01
1 x 11120034105 Valve Cover Gasket 5-8 $24.01
1 x 12311435277 Alternator Gasket 'O-Ring' $6.68
1 x 11151705272 Oil Separator + O-Ring and Bushing $30.73
1 x 11131742109 Oil Pan Gasket $29.84
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:10 PM
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And good luck with your crank bolt, I used a 600ft/lb impact air gun on it and still would not budge and that's after the fact i sprayed it with PB blaster for over 3 days... and by the way i had to order the specialty tool that secures the crank pulley which cost me around 80 bucks. I was later researching this and before you take your engine apart.. you can take your crank bolt off by applying the 27mm socket with breaker bar and secure it on chassis of the car, turn car over ( put key in ignition and turn on just to crank motor then shut off rigth away) and the pulley will move clockwise and the breaker bar will keep the bolt at bay thus causing it to beak free.. i haven't done this method but after putting some more thought into it i don't see why it wouldn't work. would've saved me some time and money lol
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Gus_melendez View Post
Here ya go. i got this list off of another member (Nanda007) on here when i was researching the fix.


Timing Chain and Chain Covers Related Parts:
1 x 11141436978 Lower T/C Gasket Set $23.64
1 x 11311745406 Chain Rail $30.58
1 x 11311741236 Timing Chain Rail $90.64
1 x 11311741777 Chain Guide Rail $109.13
4 x 11311435028 Camshaft Chain Guides 'sliding pieces' $4.73
1 x 11141275466 Front Crank Seal $6.24
1 x 11131436324 Lower Oil Pan Gasket
1 x 07119963355 Chain Tensioner Washer Ring $.15
1 x 11120034104 Valve Cover Gasket 1-4 $24.01
1 x 11120034105 Valve Cover Gasket 5-8 $24.01
1 x 12311435277 Alternator Gasket 'O-Ring' $6.68
1 x 11151705272 Oil Separator + O-Ring and Bushing $30.73
1 x 11131742109 Oil Pan Gasket $29.84
Your parts list is missing quite a few parts. A good list can be found on eaceuroparts: http://www.eaceuroparts.com/content/...ls-parts-list/
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