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  1. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello guys, i have a e46 318i with a m43b19TU engine, and i have some rattle problems on start. Whenever i start the engine i Can hear the chain rattle, and I want to change the timing chain tensioner and the 2 guides, one witch is straight and the other witch is slightly bent. My question is...
  2. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    I have a 2013 X3 x28i. So I was driving down the road today and suddenly got low oil pressure warning. I was able to drive back fine, and the car has been driving fine. The low pressure warning triggered me to think about the notorious timing chain issue. Here's a link to the video of my engine...
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi All: I picked up what I hope to be a good project for the fall. I have a 2003 4.4i x5 that I plan to "rebuild". The vehicle is nearly perfect with one exception. The timing guides failed. About the only thing I know is that as usual there are plastic pieces in the oil pan (removed), AND...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    From what ive seen here so far I cant find much on my 2003 525i. I have a few questions. I know I have a valve cover oil leak, so any tips and or threads that could help me there would be appreciated. Ive also heard and figure I might as well replace the timing chain while I was at it and then I...
  5. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Should I preemptively replace the timing chain tensioner when rebuilding the VANOS or would it just be a wait of time and money? I have got a 330xi with M54 engine and 143K miles, manual trans. It came with only ok service records but the price was right and I do all my own work. I know the...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello, I am in the process of doing a cooling system overhaul. Of course, I discovered a number of other projects that should be completed given the time I have invested into tearing everything down. I have access to a number of systems at this point and would love some input into what should...
  7. Tools and Miscellaneous
    The timing tensioner was pulled from my car because I thought it would be good to replace it. I am the recent 2nd owner of 2003 540 msport the first owner had ever receipt for all work. I replaced the part and seen that the one that came out looked and flt new. It took me 20 or so min of...
  8. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    This is a really silly question. Which way does the loewr timing chain tensioner screw into the engine. Does the extendable part face the inside of the engine, or does that face the 19mm bolt? Thanks
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