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  • Birthday 10/24/1958

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    E39 540i auto Eaton M112 Supercharged

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  1. kenny

    E39 boot lid

    US Spec bootlid OEM No is 41628212602 how to get one in the uk ??
  2. kenny

    E39 Horns

    you will find them behind the front bumper on the left hand side behind the lower compartment screen cover.
  3. kenny

    Solution Finish Trim Restorer

    A link would be lovely.
  4. kenny

    Beautiful! INCREDIBLE!

    Stretch is building one at the moment
  5. kenny

    BBS Split rims on 540??

    yes they are style 5's
  6. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    It's not such a massive job it's just that there is lots to come off to get you where you need to be to address the issue. You wont need the chain just the guides gaskets and check valves and the cam tensioner shoes. If the vanos seals are worn out they will need to be replaced either by the Beisan method or what i did, you will need to see if you need to replace the camshaft distribution piece also.
  7. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    Definitely doesn't sound good.
  8. kenny

    540i, ZF 5HP24 auto gearbox oil

    It left the factory with Mobil ATF LT 71141
  9. kenny

    E39 540i LSD

    I fitted a M5 LSD to my 540 without any issues with cruise control.
  10. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    You can change the seals the biesan way or machine open the vanos and make a threaded cap for it. Check out this video Also the check valve in the head could be leaking oil back to the sump but that can only be addressed by removing the vanos and distribution piece.
  11. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2304245-M62-VANOS-video&p=29313469#post29313469 This will show you how the vanos goes together when its been machined open. No amount of changing the weight of oil will compensate for the worn vanos seals.
  12. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    Read this article from Beisan which show you how to change the seals in the vanos. But I think it's a much better idea to machine open the vanos as i did. It's so much easier changing the seals and you can do it without any fear of damaging them but it will cost some machining money in my case around £80 Depending on what you find you may need to replace the oil distribution piece and the sealing rings on the end of the cam. The delight of starting up the car after doing the above and not hearing all those rattles and generally getting your engine back to fighting fitness will feel great.
  13. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    If any bits of chain guides are in there they are not likely to come out with the oil.
  14. kenny

    V8 Tapping Noise

    A rattle like that at startup, will be most likely down to the vanos units not being full of oil due to them leaking down because of worn seals and check valves. I engineered open both of my vanos units and resealed them with new seals i had a threaded cap made for the vanos and had the vanos body threaded so it closes back up again. Drop your oil pan and check to see if you have any debris from your guides if so you really do need to strip it down and change them out. It's not a ridiculous job but there is lots to come off and go back on again.
  15. kenny

    E39 Rear Wheel Bearings

    I've just done mine and i used this vid to help me i suspect that all the bolts were previously loosend and using a pneumatic hammer didn't help like it did in his video to push the shafts through the hub. i used a big two arm puller to get the shaft to move and the bearing came off with a slide hammer ok. Its certainly doable but if things are stuck you might wish you had sent it to the garage.