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JUST BOUGHT E34 1990 M5 AND HAVE A PROBLEM ON THE DRIVE HOME THE TENSIONER BOLT CAME LOSSE HAVE SINCE REPLACED THE BOLT BUT SINCE THEN CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING VERY TAPETY WAS ADVISED THAT MAYBE TIMING HAD SLIPPED ANY ADVISE WOULD BE APPRECIATED

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EZELIFE
 

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ezelife said:
HI GUYS


JUST BOUGHT E34 1990 M5 AND HAVE A PROBLEM ON THE DRIVE HOME THE TENSIONER BOLT CAME LOSSE HAVE SINCE REPLACED THE BOLT BUT SINCE THEN CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING VERY TAPETY WAS ADVISED THAT MAYBE TIMING HAD SLIPPED ANY ADVISE WOULD BE APPRECIATED

THANKS

EZELIFE
Buy the S50B32 tensioner and install that one. Also See This article

Oh, and please dont use capital letters as this is the internet equivalent of shouting :cheers:
 

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raymond woertman said:
Buy the S50B32 tensioner and install that one. Also See This article

Oh, and please dont use capital letters as this is the internet equivalent of shouting :cheers:
Hi!!

I don`t know about you but if the tensioner bolt had came of and the car sounded tappety after, I would be shouting..... ;) :hihi:

:cheers:
Happy motoring
Sakke

Oh by the way, I wouldn`t run the engine too much while waiting the repair to be done(maybe needless to say). New tensioner would be adequate as raymond said, as would be a check over the whole timing chain system so that you can be sure there`s no loose bits/things to broke after the new tensioner is in place.
 

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ezelife said:
HI GUYS


JUST BOUGHT E34 1990 M5 AND HAVE A PROBLEM ON THE DRIVE HOME THE TENSIONER BOLT CAME LOSSE HAVE SINCE REPLACED THE BOLT BUT SINCE THEN CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING VERY TAPETY WAS ADVISED THAT MAYBE TIMING HAD SLIPPED ANY ADVISE WOULD BE APPRECIATED

THANKS

EZELIFE
If I had just bought an M5 and something like that came loose on 'the drive home' I'd be asking some serious questions. My best suggestion would be to have the whole car looked over by an independent specialist who might reveal some others points which need attention. It's sometimes better to know the whole story and face up to sorting it out rather than waiting and hoping that everything else is okay. A failure of the power unit on an M5 is never cheap and I'd be doing all I could to satisfy myself that the loose bolt was a one off and not a sign that something has been patched up.

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Excellent article on the S50B32 tensioner. My brother upgraded the tensioner on the S14 in his e30 M3 with the same tensioner. I didn't realise it was aapplicable to our S38B36s.

Think I'll do the swap as I get a slight rattle on startup until it gets oil pressure.
 

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Welcome to the board :cheers:
 

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thanks guys think i am going have it checked by bmw just to be on safe side sorry about the capitals in original question didnt realise i was shouting as for changing tensioner i think that is a must just hope nothing more serious the bolt that came off held a valve of some sort is there any particular way that goes back as there is a oil hole in it and the tensioner which it fits on to do they line up???


thanks again guys for your help

ezelife
 
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