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DirtyHarry88 last won the day on April 15 2016

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    2001 E39 M5 - SOLD

    With rod bearings, chain and guides replaced along with refurbished vanos I'd tear your arm off if I was in the market.
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    BMW 530i SE e39 ONLY 45K from New! Rare Example in Pristine Condition

    I know the feeling. Don't have to be in a rush to sell but once your mind is set on selling a car you don't want it hanging around. Looks a cracking buy.
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    2005 E60 545i Sport Auto ***SOLD***

    Looks outstanding with that spec. What's the engine like for oil leaks?
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    N62 lower oil pan

    Mine has a hairline crack close to the sump plug hole and I sure as hell don't fancy paying over £200 for a new one from BMW. Part number will be either 11137574532 or 11137509724.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    I'll get the chap who's doing the gaskets to check that before looking at the gearbox or TC then.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    Back to transmission for a minute, could the guibo be anything to do with less than perfect shifts? Looking through the car's history I don't think it's ever been changed.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    Maybe so but if the left hand timing cover doesn't leak for a good while then it'll be money well saved for the time being. I'd rather take the chance given what it is relative to the cost.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    Sod that! Looks like an absolute pain in the arse for what it is and most DIY guides suggest the same. Garage is fine with one side only for rocker and timing covers at no additional cost. He said that cost is a worst case scenario though.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    £900 is a lot for me bearing in mind the gearbox is yet to be checked. Clio has just given me a £750 bill too. How much repeat labour are you looking at to do the other side at a later date? The BMW guides I've seen don't suggest it'd be that much.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    Yikes! Mine isn't near as bad as that!
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    Do you reckon it could make sense just to do the one side then? As far as I can find online, there's not a huge amount you'd have to repeat if I was to get the other side done at another point- say if the left hand timing cover decides to start leaking. The car's not even done 15k miles (2.5 years) since it had the rocker cover gaskets changed in the first place so I'm not worried about them as such. I see there's also the spark plug tubes that tend to get done at the same time. Surely re-usable given the ones on my car are still pretty new?
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    Mechanic says it is the right hand upper timing cover. Specialist I'd emailed reckons a £900 job as it's best to do the rocker cover gaskets and a few other things while in there too. This level of hassle/bork potential with an M car engine would be pretty irritating. A mainstream one fitted across 5, 6, 7 series and X5 though? Ridiculous. All I can advise to anyone is avoid a car with an N62 in it, absolutely not worth the hassle. I thought I did the required homework too. Only bought the thing for £3800 at Christmas, fucked off. Could it be worth only doing the side that's leaking and hope the left hand lasts a while?
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    To add to this, at what point would you expect to actually see error codes appear relating to the gearbox?
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    N62 cold misfire

    Update- Had read about the valvetronic being the cause of this so disconnected the sensors for the valvetronic actuators and it had 4 cold starts on the bounce with no issue and was much smoother. Today I adjusted the minimum lift values from the 0.1mm default value it was at to 0.8mm. Idle is far smoother as the videos show, will need to see how it is when starting cold. 0.1mm- 0.8mm- For anyone looking to do this it's quick and easy in INPA. After going into the engine DME it's just into 'activate' and then 'VVT'. There it will give you a bar readout in mm which you can adjust up or down and then hit 'prog' to save the setting. Only really started to improve at about 0.5/0.6mm for me.
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    ZF 6 speed transmission issues

    I've driven the 8 speed in a 640d and was very impressed, would make a fantastic daily.