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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2019, 09:13 PM
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Posted By David.X5
At one point, i pulled them all out and with some...

At one point, i pulled them all out and with some finagling, got them all free and working. Pricey enough I didnít want to buy 32 new ones. I think I used a drill chuck to hold onto the small...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,742
Posted By David.X5
Itís been a few years since I sold my 01, but it...

Itís been a few years since I sold my 01, but it sounds to me that you have a combination of vanos noise (whoompa whoompa) and valve noise (maybe a stuck hydraulic lifter?) - the tick tick tick.
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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-13-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By David.X5
Engine looks pretty clean to me. The pre-facelift...

Engine looks pretty clean to me. The pre-facelift 4.4 also uses the external (rear of engine) oil separator. Guess they needed some extra space for the conversion to AWD.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-22-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By David.X5
That doesn't sound normal. They have a spring...

That doesn't sound normal. They have a spring that works without any oil pressure. The oil pressure just keeps the chain tighter at higher rpm.

I think you are on to something!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-17-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,742
Posted By David.X5
Those tensioners use oil pressure so they will...

Those tensioners use oil pressure so they will appear more slack with the engine off. But the oil pump has a check valve that should keep them at least partially pressurized. I continue to worry...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,742
Posted By David.X5
Could be oil pump related. Look up the threads on...

Could be oil pump related. Look up the threads on oil pump sprocket coming loose. It would still require you to drop the upper pan (the painful one).
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