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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 07-01-2015, 10:35 PM
RicePudding RicePudding is offline
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Exhaust leak?


Recently Been having some issues with a louder then usual sound under the hood, Originally thought it was to do with the vanos, changed it out, sound not eliminated but improvement between 1-3 rpm.. Was told could be my lifters.. but was recently told i have an exhaust leak???

passenger side of engine sound, kinda sounds like its running like a diesel, with a mild tick tick sound.. when car is cold, start it for the first time no noise present.. but after about 5min driving throw it in park, sounds like its idling louder then it's suppose to..

Has any one experienced this? any suggestions, kindly appreciated

Thank you for your input as always
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