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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Please Help..... The current situation is dealership is saying the car more than likely jumped time and or the timing guide rails needs to be replaced (key word here is "likely" because they are not sure) I had a small oil leak from gasket. I took to a mechanic to have the gasket replaced...
  2. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    I have a BMW 116i with the N45 engine which I just changed out the chain and tensioner, because it was worned out. Now after putting it back together, i still have a rattle from the top end of the engine. And when I plug in one of the two VANOS valves it starts idling very badly. I have tried...
  3. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello everyone. Backstory first: I was unsuccessfully trying to unscrew REALLY stubborn fan clutch bolt (which is connected to the water pump pulley) using special fan clutch removal tool (thin 32mm wrench + water pump bolt holder). And yes, I know that the thread is reversed. Yes, I was...
  4. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I am going insane with my E53 M62 2001. After my engine service (engine and Tranny completely removed and back in) INPA tells me that I do not have a Crankshaft sensor signal. So its cranking but not starting up. Also I noticed today that when the key in the ignition and ignition is on and the...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    We can find 💡 N45 engines on BMW 1 series and BMW 3 series E87 and E90. I will show you full instruction 😉 of how to change the timing chain and guides together with oil pump chain and sprockets. See below 👇👇👇.
  6. 5 Series
    I’m in the middle of a head gasket replacement on cylinders 1-4 on my son’s 1999 540i after a head rebuild, and can’t keep the intake cam in time (more details below*). We’re somewhat new to digging into BMW engines, and we’ve come to realize the careful detail required. We’ve both learned much...
  7. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Greetings, I underwent a procedure to rebuild the Vanos on my M54b30, seals needle bearings and anti rattle rings were replaced. All went surprisingly well. It came to me putting it all back together, I placed the Vanos unit onto the front of the block and installed the first Alan screw into...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    A few days ago, my idle seemed a bit "lumpy" like a very light misfire and my SES light came on. Driving felt normal if not a bit down on torque below 3k. Pulled the code through my Peake reader which gave me code 21 in table 0F, meaning camshaft vanos control bank 1 cyl#1-4. I pulled the P...
  9. 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...
  10. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    I had a broken guide on my m54b30 upper chain tensioner (the one on the cam to cam chain). I bought a used one online that looked perfect, but the actual plastic guide that makes contact with the chain was subtly different and unusable. Can anyone identify which model this part is for? Here is...
  11. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I've got a 2005 525i with the older 2.5L M54 engine. I've been having the P0011 or 28B6 error intermittently for the past couple of years. I have noticed that when the error is gone (service engine soon light is off on the gauge cluster) it typically comes back on startup when its a bit colder...
  12. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys, I am new to these forums. Someone sold me this car for a pretty good deal, knowing that it needed work. It feels like it has a misfire because it has surely lost power, it shakes like it is misfiring, and sounds weird. No weird engine noises though, just the exhaust. Trying to fix...
  13. Tools and Miscellaneous
    I used this once, all of the pieces are included and are in perfect working order. $210 shipped
  14. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey guys, I'm new here and new to the BMW world I recently purchased a 2001 X5 with the 4.4 and it came with a P0011 code. I figured it was an easy fix, and replaced both cam position sensors and both VANOS solenoids. I tested the solenoids (after i installed them) and both are known good...
  15. 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hello, I am new to this forum and am seeking some advice. I am in the process of renewing the timing chains and chain guides and have found something not covered in any posts I have seen. The hole in the flywheel for inserting the locking pin is not visible anywhere near the TDC mark on the...
  16. Parting Out
    I have a couple of spare VANOS gears from my 2000 540i. I picked up a couple of used gears before I did my timing guides and had them rebuilt so everything was ready to go when I started the job. $125.00+$13.00 for shipping. They need to be rebuilt. Do it yourself for dirt cheap or I used the...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey guys. I have used these tools and let a couple of others benefit from them as well. Time to move them on. I listed them on Ebay. Here is the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Cam-Tools-M62-M62tu-Master-Camshaft-Timing-Tools-/292141824980? They are the G.A.S. tools and they are AWESOME. These...
  18. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Long time lurker, first time poster... Recently I purchased a 2000 540i/6 that was not running. Will crank but only "run" for a couple seconds. Using a generic obdII reader I got p0345 plus a bunch of misfires with fuel cutoff codes. So I decided to replace both cps'. Whilst doing that I stuck...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I know you may be thinking, "OMG another post about these guide rails." However; After weeks and weeks of scouring the internet, I feel that my question may be different and specific to my case. So here's a little back ground... I have a 97 BMW E39 M62 non-vanos Manual Transmission. I Recently...
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