Yet another newbie newbie with issues.

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Yet another newbie newbie with issues.

Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:04 am

Hi everyone.

Bought a mega cheap e53 X5 sport as I've fancied one for years. Working my way through various issues. I've resolved a few of them but I have developed a rattle which I suspect is the timing chain. I only hear it when I come off the throttle and the engine is slowing down. Its absolutely fine on start up which seems to be most peoples issues. Can anyone confirm? Thanks in advance
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Re: Yet another newbie newbie with issues.

Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:27 pm

Assuming from your title that you have a diesel, it is the V8 petrol engines that show the rattle at idle. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t a chain issue just that it is very unusual on a 3.0 diesel. It was an issue on the 2.0L diesels (N47) engine used on various cars but not the E53 (M57).
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Re: Yet another newbie newbie with issues.

Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:05 pm

Thats a good assumption that makes perfect sense but its actually a 3.0 petrol. D is just one of my initials :rofl:

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