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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 01:59 AM
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Posted By andrewwynn
E53 4.6is engine Timing help - loose cam shaft bolt

The official socket.
https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-14260-e39-540i-e38-740i-e53-x5-44-m62tu-vanos-solenoid-32mm-socket/

A very promising alternative for 80% less:
GearWrench 80827 1/2"...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Yes that's exactly the type of socket it's used...

Yes that's exactly the type of socket it's used for hot water heater elements. I don't remember the size but close to 30-32mm.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-08-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By andrewwynn
The vanos is a special thin walled socket. You...

The vanos is a special thin walled socket. You can use an open end wrench or slip joint pliers if the timing cover is still loose so you can reach inside. The outer cover will just turn if you try to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By andrewwynn
I've done the full timing a few times with the...

I've done the full timing a few times with the gas tools they are wonderful.

I don't know if you need to remove the lower timing chain cover to set timing I hope not it's a beast to remove the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By andrewwynn
https://youtu.be/E_In02xzpyE ...

https://youtu.be/E_In02xzpyE

https://www.germanautosolutions.com/diy_tech/vanos_tools/m62_m62tu_cam_tools/m62_pro_cam_tools_diy.php

You need some timing tools to hold the cams at TDC and other...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-17-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By andrewwynn
Lucky for you your timing isn't wrong just the...

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...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-16-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By andrewwynn
E53 4.6is engine Timing help - loose cam shaft bolt

https://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/7_series_e66/745li_n62_sal/2_repair_instructions/11__engine_(n62)/31__camshaft/1_ra__removing_and_installing_replacing_left_inlet_camshaft_(n62_from_9_03_and_n62tu)/...
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