2003 M5 LeMans Blue/Caramel/Walnut
Dinan S3 Includes all Dinan S3 Mods With JRZ Sruts/Shocks, Oil Cooler, Monoball Links
StopTech 4 Wheel BBK With Red Calipers And Slotted Rotors
Axxis Ultimate Pads
M Enhanced Audio
Park Distance Sensors
Two Sets Of Dinan Lightweight Forged Wheels
Winter Tires - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - 275/35ZR18(Y) (F); 285/35ZR18(Y) (R) (Not Sure If They'll Survive The S3)
Summer Tires - Toyo RA1s- 275/35ZR18(Y) (F); 275/35ZR18(Y) (R)
Dual, Front Mounted LE30's With Custom AIDesigns Kill Switch/LED Panel
Valentine V1 With Stealth One
UUC Short Shifter With DSSR
Oil - BMW/Castrol 5W30 Changed and tested every 3000 miles.
The engine's perfect. Just redid the rod bearings, though when I pulled them they were still perfect at 118,000 miles. Leak-down test is within 5% of factory on all cylinders. Engine's perfect mechanically...
EXCEPT--the f***ing Bank 1 VANOS won't pass the GT1 testing procedure, it reads at 70 degrees, tolerance for first test is 58-67 degrees.
Apparently, either my chain guides are too worn, or my chain has stretched.
Bavarian Machine Specialties is quoting $11,000 to replace the chain and all tensioners/guides.
What do you guys think? For a lousy 4 degrees, can I just remove a link from the chain?
Or, can I thread a new chain through, using the old chain to pull it?