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Old 05-16-2019, 03:10 PM
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E53 4.6is engine Timing help - loose cam shaft bolt

Hey guys. I had all kinds of code faults on my second bank not firing etc so I pulled the valve covers to find the bolt that holds the cam position sensor loose. The chains are tight but I have to re-time the engine and then set the cam position sensor plate prior to tightening up. If you guys have links with pics to where my cam lobes should be sitting, I can work off of that to re-align them. Thanks for your help on this.
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E53 4.6is engine Timing help - loose cam shaft bolt

https://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/7_s...03_and_n62tu)/

This will get you close.
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I think you are having the same problem as what I had. Camshaft bolt coming loose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AYwy3or5UY

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Thanks guys!! I've tried searching for videos on how to do this job without pulling my motor. Here's hoping i can do this and get my baby back up and running again.
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Lucky for you your timing isn't wrong just the reluctor ring is out of whack. Just the last step of setting the timing is getting the steel plate the cam position sensor reads to be at the right position. The cams are locked with a much stronger screw.
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