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    Rob
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    Hamilton, Waikato
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    2002 540i Motorsport
  • Car 2
    2001 Torneo Euro R
  • Car 3
    2002 530i Motorsport
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    1992 Civic EG6

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  1. necsis

    540i Timing chain guides

    I have done this job twice, my own 540I and my fathers. -Research, I spent about two weeks doing researching everything single little thing - I was lucky to have another car to drive.-Spend time confirming part numbers and making lists of the parts you need and tipple checking. www.realoem.com is good for this-I highly recommend replacing other items whilst you're in that deep.-You definitely require the special timing tool kit for the M62. I managed to rent a kit.-I bought the crankshaft holder tool and the Vanos press tool. Other tools, torx and e-torx sockets, seal picks and a left hand torque wrench-Take your time and label/bag up all items. Have a clean working surface when doing the Vanos rebuild.-Thoroughly inspect and clean oil pick up as you will find tiny bits of chain guide-Have a laptop out in the shed for easy access to forums/help-Be very careful removing plastic parts as they can be brittle - replace if you think it needs replacing-Take special care installing alternator with new seal as I pinched mine which caused a small coolant leak. $65 from the dealer instead of $14 from Pelican for the same part....-Buy a cheap scan tool cable that plugs into a laptop - they work well just for pulling codes and clearing them.-Once you have completed the job successfully. I recommend changing the oil and filter within a few hundred kms just in case any debris/tiny bits of chain guide were still in the engine.It's a massive job, a lot of pissing around triple checking, cleaning, torquing etc. There's a lot of info on the internet about all this, as well as some good youtube videos. You can do this job quite a bit cheaper if you only want to replace the timing chain associated items. I'm a fussy prick though and will be keeping my 540i for as long as I can. I f**king love it. I rented the timing tool kit from a guy in Tauranga - PM me if you want his number. Happy to rent you my VANOS press kit and crank holding tool...
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    E36 328I Track Car

    Progression of this has been awesome, pls don't sell!
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    2003 e39 530i MS Topas Blau

    I've seen this around Hamilton, bloody nice example!
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    HellBM's monster

    The seller is a good friend of mine. It's a hell of a car, super pedantic owner, he is super fussy with everything that is fitted/maintained etc.
  5. necsis

    E34 Touring 550i

    Looking forward to the out come!
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    E39 540I Differential cluck/metallic sound...

    I have dropped the exhaust and the shields. Checked and all ok. The play in the diff is resonating the sound through the hollow driveshaft.
  7. Hi Guys, Have a 2002 BMW e39 540I Motorsport sitting at 249,000kms. Automatic transmission. The last 10,000kms it start making a clunking noise when going from Reverse - Drive. Then it started making the clucking noise when accelerating slowly around a car park. I have jacked it up and checked the Flex disc - all ok. Drive shaft hanger bearing seems fine. Have replacement parts ready to install soon anyway. Car is driving well, transmission performing well, no whining or any vibrations at any speed. No problems at all when cruising - just the initial gear select and drive slowly in a car park I got my farther to move the rear wheel back and forth by hand whilst holding the driveshaft, I did the same with the driveshaft whilst he held the wheel - a lot of movement in the driveshaft/pinion before it engages the axles.... My farther has same car, 2000 BMW e39 540I Motorsport. His car driving perfect, no noises/clunking etc. We jacked his car up and performed the same diagnosis to compare to mine.- next to no movement/play before the axles engage.... I have searched google/youtube high and low for the same symptoms, not much around. Has anyone had the same issue? Backlash issue somehow? Do i replace the diff or fix my current unit? Looking forward to any info on the subject
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    Orange Oil Inspection Light

    Oil level sensors in the M54 have been known to sh*t the bed every now and then. Easy to replace them, but does require doing and oil change.
  9. @Gabe79Here's my experience.... In May/June last year I was on the look out for an E39 Motorsport. After driving a 1998 528i that I had purchased from my father after he purchased a 2000 540i Motorsport for himself... I wanted more! I was struggling to decide between the 530i and 540i. 540i Pros: More power/torque, V8 wank factor/fanboy Cons: Costly timing guide issues, uses more fuel, higher maintenance costs in general 530i Pros: Smaller engine/alloy sub frame = less weight over the front end for better handling, nicer steering, better fuel mileage, cheaper to maintain. Cons: Less power, a bit sluggish off the mark. I decided to go for a 530i I kept a close eye waiting for the right car to come up. Suddenly a 2002 540i in Silver popped up with 199kms (don't expect to find these in low kms unless you want to pay a lot) After looking at it, driving it and finding a few unmentioned issues... i thought f**k it, i'll just buy a 540i. Got it home and spent a whole day cleaning it and made a list of things that required attention. Issues: -Both front seats had the issue of twisting when adjusting certain ways - i fixed this myself at no cost, google/youtube is your friend. This was an issue for 2001- 2003 E39s -Spare key had a flat battery - replaced battery and reset both keys following a sequence - google/youtube -Minor interior issues - all fixed using new parts or parts from wrecking yards -My 540i had the auto dimming wing mirror lenses, they fail and bleed liquid, very expensive to replace - ended up fitting the normal blue lenses. -Kidney grilles are loose and don't sit flush to the bonnet - yet to replace. I have kept a document of service history.. July 30th 2016 – 205,654kms -Valve covers pulled, stripped, painted, new gaskets/bolt grommets fitted. -Replaced positive jumper terminal casing on valve cover -Fuel filter replaced -Air filter replaced -Oil filter replaced -Timing chain tensioner replaced -Spark plugs replaced -Engine oil/filter changed – Total 9000 10w-40 -Differential fluid changed, new crush washers used. -New front rotors, front pads and rear pads. Bled system with new fluid. Labour performed by myself. August 23rd 2016 – 207,342kms -Windshield replaced by NOVUS under insurance. August 26th 2016 - 207,521kms -4 New Tyres 2x 235/45/17 2x 255/45/17 -Wheel alignment. Labour performed by The Bling Company, Te Rapa, Hamilton. September 15th 2016 – 210,744kms -CEL – Misfire on cylinder 5, Coil pack on Cylinder 5 failed. -Replaced with new unit, cleared error code. Item purchased from Repco. Labour performed by myself. November 27th 2016 – 215,126kms -CEL and a small ticking noise, I killed the engine straight away. CEL = Intake cam over advance. Removing lower oil pan revealed small pieces of timing chain guide had started to break away. – Common issue with M62TUB44 engine. Researched repair procedures, decided to replace other items, gaskets, seals, water pump, thermostat, coolant hoses/pipes, oil separators, all intake seals, tensioners, pulleys, belts, vacuum hose etc whilst everything was apart as well as rebuilt both VANOS units using the Besian procedure. Labour performed by myself January 16th 2017 - 218,XXXkms CEL- Oxygen sensor bank 2 - cleared the code - hasn't come back. So... A few tips for the timing guide procedure if you were to ever head down that road.... -Research, I spent about two weeks doing researching everything single little thing - I was lucky to have another car to drive. -Spend time confirming part numbers and making lists of the parts you need and tipple checking. www.realoem.com is good for this -I highly recommend replacing other items whilst you're in that deep. -You definitely require the special timing tool kit for the M62. I managed to rent a kit. -I bought the crankshaft holder tool and the Vanos press tool. Other tools, torx and e-torx sockets, seal picks and a left hand torque wrench -Take your time and label/bag up all items. Have a clean working surface when doing the Vanos rebuild. -Thourolghy inspect and clean oil pick up as you will find tiny bits of chain guid -Have a laptop out in the shed for easy access to forums/help -Be very careful removing plastic parts as they can be brittle - replace if you think it needs replacing -Take special care installing alternator with new seal as I pinched mine which caused a small coolant leak. $65 from the dealer instead of $14 from Pelican for the same part.... -Buy a cheap scan tool cable that plugs into a laptop - they work well just for pulling codes and clearing them. -Once you have completed the job successfully. I recommend changing the oil and filter within a few hundred kms just in case any debris/tiny bits of chain guide were still in the engine. In conclusion: It's a massive job, I reckon I spent about 50 hours doing this - a lot of pissing around triple checking, cleaning, torquing etc. There's a lot of info on the internet about all this, as well as some good youtube videos. You can do this job quite a bit cheaper if you only want to replace the timing chain associated items. I'm a fussy prick though and will be keeping my 540i for as long as I can. I f**king love it. She's done 221kms now and still running perfectly. Doing the Vanos rebuild was well worth the time, no more vanos rattle and a noticeable increase in torque down low. Wreckers/Pick a part can be great for replacing those pesky interior items. I have learn't a a lot, spent a lot of money but had some good fun. I am about to do the exact same procedure on my fathers 540i just for peace of mind. Happy to rent out my vanos press tool and crankshaft holding tool for a small amount. Fee free to PM me if you have any questions. Could also scan and send my invoices of parts/cost if you really wanted.
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    2002 BMW 530 Msport

    Thanks for an easy sale Richard
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    Where to get bulk BMW parts?

    Some good info in here!
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    New member with 540 E39

    Nice valve cover job I painted the covers on my 540i wrinkle black a few weeks ago, made such a difference!
  13. Hey team, 2002 540i Motorsport I need: -Drivers side wing mirror lens. Must be in good condition to replace my damaged unit. -Passengers side fog light. Must be in good condition to replace my damaged unit. PM me if you have any of the above available Thanks
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