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  1. M5 - s62 Rattle at startup / vibrates @ 2000-3000rpm

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2001 E39 M5 with the S62 engine. It rattles at startup and when I rev it to between 2000 and 3000rpm it kinda vibrates (misfire?) I took a diagnose yesterday and found the code: "69 Plausability, engine temperature" I've replaced the chain tensioner on the passenger side...
  2. Name that Tune

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Okay, I know everyone's in a flurry over rod bearings, and I am afraid that is the cause of this scary sound that showed up last week--but my logic seems to indicate it is not (but if it is, I am not wasting any time remedying it). It is a ticking sound, which is what everyone here mentions...
  3. Possible timing problem -- Timing Chain skipped?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hello folks, 2000 E39 M5 stock, 100k miles. Turned on my car on Sunday morning and thought the idle sounded a little more throbbing than usual. Pulled in 100 yards up the road and listened and it definitely sounded rougher than usual. Also at idle the car vibrated with the engine. No harsh...