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Old 03-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation BMW 530d E39 ENGINE CUT OUT PART 3

I have posted a couple of messages on here now about my e39 530d which cut out on the motorway.

Originally i thought that it could be a fuel/electrical problem, but on further inspection, i think that the timing chain may have snapped.

I was wondering if anyone knows whether the pistons hit the valves when the chain snaps as im not sure whether to repair this engine or to put another one in.

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Old 03-22-2008, 06:59 AM   #2
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...just taken engine apart, and if anyone was wondering, the pistons do hit the valves when the chain snaps.
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your bad luck. I had that happen to me when I had a 320A. Pissed me off had to get a new head. Good luck
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