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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 10-11-2012, 09:39 AM
bogiman bogiman is offline
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I just read through this thread and I was wondering if you guys found a fix for the knocking in the V8 engine. Mine has a knocking exactly the same as frist540i had, as per his video.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:13 PM
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My rattling was the timing chain being loose. Then it jumped and 16 exhaust valves later and a ton of money its running again.
Next is the rear seal!
And on and on!
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:55 PM
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Thank you for letting me know. It seems I should get that chain checked asap before I get into more trouble.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:44 PM
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Thank you so much for this post!!! It helped me figure out what was wrong with my 330Ci. I took my car to Benz & Bmers in Miami, FL and told them to tighten my spark plugs and that was it!

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I would check the spark plugs. I had a similar sound on my E46 and the spark plugs turned out to be loose.

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