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Old 10-04-2016, 11:14 PM
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Re timing 4.4 x5 01

Hi, first of all any Admin out there that could Delete me other thread I started that I hit submit by accident.
So with that said.
Let me introduced u guys briefly to my issue at hand.
I've own the x5 since about September of last year and have had to minor repair AC sensor under dash (passenger door well) etc.
But about a month ago I had and overheat issue with bad thermostat. Which got replaced and driver fine with no issues for about 2 or 3 weeks. But the other day outta the blue I saw a few lights on dash flash and the engine died, I pulled over and try to crank it and it wouldn't start. I notice a crack on the timing case on driver side where one of the timing sensor is plugged in. So I got the vehicle towed etc.
So my question was going to be towards anyone that ran thru timing, anyone has any opinion on the following link , and BTW anything else to care off or check out while all the fluids are drained and engine taken apart?? :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272368148893

Many thanks!
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:18 PM
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Also which bank #? cover is driver side
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222094125228
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eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/232072259605
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:16 AM
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:34 AM
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Hi, first of all any Admin out there that could Delete me other thread I started that I hit submit by accident.
So with that said.
Let me introduced u guys briefly to my issue at hand.
I've own the x5 since about September of last year and have had to minor repair AC sensor under dash (passenger door well) etc.
But about a month ago I had and overheat issue with bad thermostat. Which got replaced and driver fine with no issues for about 2 or 3 weeks. But the other day outta the blue I saw a few lights on dash flash and the engine died, I pulled over and try to crank it and it wouldn't start. I notice a crack on the timing case on driver side where one of the timing sensor is plugged in. So I got the vehicle towed etc.
So my question was going to be towards anyone that ran thru timing, anyone has any opinion on the following link , and BTW anything else to care off or check out while all the fluids are drained and engine taken apart?? :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272368148893

Many thanks!
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Also which bank #? cover is driver side
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222094125228
Or
eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/232072259605
Thanks
link
...thats about every gasket involved

ebay
...second item... ending in 9605 is driver side (US)
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:01 AM
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That's the kit I used. All quality parts.

Before I would order, I would pull that side with the crack and see what caused it. Something went south pretty bad.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:16 AM
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your timing chain probably failed...if you crank it, do you see the camshaft spinning?
if you open the oil cap you should see 1 camshaft.
if it doesn't spin you are looking for a big repair....
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Old 11-30-2016, 12:27 PM
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Hi, and thanks for the quick replies. I opting for an engine swap.
Quick question, does any e53 4.4 fit from 1999 to 2006. Or only specific years? Again mine is a 2002 4.4.
Thanks in advance
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:43 PM
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Hi, and thanks for the quick replies. I opting for an engine swap.
Quick question, does any e53 4.4 fit from 1999 to 2006. Or only specific years? Again mine is a 2002 4.4.
Thanks in advance
There are 4 different V8s used during the e53 production run from 1999-2006. The prefacelift model years (2000-2003) had the single VANOS engines...either the 4.4 M62TU or the 4.6 M62 engine. The facelift model years (2004-2006) had the new generation double VANOS engines...either the 4.4 N62 or the 4.8 N62:



{the M62 B44 engine...oil reservoir & filter on top side of engine}




{the new generation N62 engine...oil reservoir & filter relocated to underneath the engine}


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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 11-30-2016, 11:49 PM
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Thanks QSilver7, very informative. So should I be on the market for only single Vanos? Or would double Vanos work with the same already there stuff on the vehicle?
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:51 AM
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Anything can be done with enough money & time...but if you're looking for an easier swap...then stick with the same type of engine you came to the dance with.

And even though the e38 & e39 (7 & 5 series) have the M62TU engine...the AWD of the e53 created some slight differences...like the suspension running through the oil pan. Again, an engine from an e38/e39 can work...but you have to make accommodations for the AWD system. It's been done and documented...and I believe you have to keep some of the original stuff around the oil pan since it already has the hole cut in it for the front suspension to run through.

The two online BMW part databases below can give you an idea of what parts are compatible and which are not. You can pull up the diagrams and part nbr index for any BMW you want to do research on...and both sites also have part nbr searches which will allow you to see what other BMWs use the same part...and there's also the supplemental columns that give TO & FROM info for when BMW changes a part during a production run:
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Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

http://imageshack.com/scaled/grid240/822/e38e532ndsigpic.jpg

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