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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 03-08-2010, 01:19 PM
betarev3man betarev3man is offline
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Post bmw 525 tds engine noise

hi all can anyone help ive got a bmw 525 tds estate which pulls like a train well happy .got an engine noise that sounds like sumthing from the middle to back ov engine on top .as in a revolution noise .its annoying .the car runs great sounds like sumthings rubbin as metal to metal .silly noise i no but needs my mind put at rest .thanks for your help
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:32 PM
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is it a ticking noise or a scraping sound ? open the oil cover while its running and listen if it gets louder could be camshaft lifters or anything inside . best to pull the cover for a close insp. if you catch it eary could be a cheap fix .also when was your last oil change? how many miles have you got on your engine ? diesel engines tend to run at higher temps and break down oil much quicker .
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:39 AM
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its definately a scraping noise as if something is draggin .just cant pin point it as it sounds lower than the camshaft .thanks for the reply
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:21 PM
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Valvetrain noise would not likely be a scrape.
You say it's lower down... did you check the crankshaft position sensor ?
What about the other anciliaries at the front of the engine ?
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