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  1. S85 Rod Bearing and Vanos Line job Videos

    E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    Hello everyone, finished up my Rod bearing and internal vanos line replacement a bit ago and finally got the videos edited and loaded up. It’s a 13 part series (yep, 13 parts, lol) that goes from the beginning to the vanos bleed and shows most every step along the way. I also included the parts...
  2. Another M5 running BE Bearings

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    Well after a lot of deliberation and reading countless posts, I’ve joined the other M5 owners out there and had my rod bearings replaced with BE Bearings (running OEM bolts), my car is a 2005 with only 53,000 miles on it but three of the cylinders had top shells showing copper when the factory...
  3. My Rod Bearing Repair Thread

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Howdy y'all, I'll be tackling my M5's rod bearings in the coming days and weeks, so I wanted to start a thread to share my experiences and get information regarding this job. The back story is that I bought a 2000 M5 with 170,000 miles for a steal, mainly because it needed rod bearings. I...
  4. Vanos line & Bearing change @ 99,000m

    E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion
    In a bold move, I recently picked up a beautiful 2007, SMG, with recent full SMG overhaul, new clutches, throttle actuators, some goodies, but with a huge VANOS issue. The only reason I still bought it was because I got it so cheap. Like... REALLY cheap. I wasn't able to do a vanos pressure...
  5. Seeking recomendations for independent BMW shop near SW Michigan (Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, Toledo, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnat

    USA Midwest BMW M Forum
    :cool: I would appreciate any M5 board member recommendations for independent shops in mid-west area that have experience replacing rod bearings on an S62 (Grand Rapids, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville). My beast has turned 60k...
  6. Rod bearing vs. piston ring clearance

    E63/E64 M6 Discussion
    Hi all, We all know S85 consume oil, and it was due to loose setup of the piston ring. I have been checking rod bearing issue, and today I have learned that the clearance was .001mm which is too tight. Especially, for an engine that uses 10w-60 castrol tws. I am really surprised why BMW choose...
  7. Blatty Rattle at Startup. Ticking Noise. VANOS?

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    I posted some of these symptoms in another thread, but wanted to start my own, as I am worried to drive the car at the moment. Two days ago I started the car from a 4 hour rest out in the cold rain. I noticed this plastic on metal sounding slap noise. It had a very 'blatty' sound to it. Now...
  8. 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...
  9. Rod bearings parts lists

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    Hi all, I will be changing my rod bearings in the next couple of weeks, and im gathering the parts needed. However im struggling on the actual bearing part numbers, which do I need please: 01/09/1998 N/A 1407493 BEARING SHELL, BLUE, 49,00MM(0) 8 01/09/1998 N/A 1407541...
  10. Rod Bearings Thread Compilation

    E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion
    these are all the Rod Bearing threads i could find - there's no discussion here, just a source (if you believe this thread needs something edited, or you have something to add to it, either send me a private message/visitor message or report this thread with a detailed description of what...
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