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E28 m5 timing chain

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Hi Gents,

 

had my m5 for around 5 years now. On 139k. Timing chain not been done to my knowledge. Car going in for inspection 1 shortly. Cam timing chain still be done ? Anyone have any recent experience ? Cost ? Parts availability and specialists who still carry this out? I know you will probably refer me to ML of Phil crouch . Thanks - just wanted to get some opinions before I contact above. 

 

 

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Last time I checked (which would have been 4+ months ago) one of the guide rails was NLA. The alternative was to use the S38 part and whittle it down to fit.

 

As Duncan says, give Phil a buzz, he’ll know the current state of play. 

 

I’d expect pricing to be in the £2500 ballpark, I think. 

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Did this a number of years ago on my M635.  it’s 2.5k if you do the chain sprockets and head refresh and get someone to do it.  Parts for the chain only (that’s all parts - tensioner, crack sprocket guides etc) were about 850-900.   You can do it without taking the head off if you are careful.  Biggest problem is getting the crank nut off.  It’s practically welded on it’s that tight.  Big breaker bar and scaffold extension was needed. 

 

I did did mine at 152k miles.  The chain was stretched and absolutely knackered.  2 rollers had actually fallen off.

they do wear so at 139k miles it’s time to de-risk your engine.

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