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Old 12-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #46
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I'm going to pull the oil pan on my Touring next oil that has 285k and see what is in the bottom. As far as I know the timing guides haven't been replaced, but the engine is very quiet on startup and operation. Perhaps it had regular oil changes throughout it's entire life.. we'll see.

The shop I was at today used Gulf oils exclusively, they were a a Audi/VW/Porsche euro garage, not a lot of people seem to use it on the forums though, not as popular as Mobil 1 or Castrol blends.
Leave it alone, if there are no noises, just leave it, I thought my guides were going since it was ticking, I literally replaced EVERYTHING in the engine:
- lifters
- vanos transmissions
- timing chain/guides/tensioner
- all the gaskets
- oil pump bolt

and it still ticked like a bitch, and the guides weren't even that bad and I've had the car since 04/05, oil change was always done on time, always follow the spec according to the temperature, at the end I just went to standard auto and bought a nice '01 engine with 100k km on the odo for $2k and it has been fine ever since.

Do the normal maintenance, but nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:43 PM   #47
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Yeah, I remember reading about that hell you went through...

I didn't want to pull it apart completely but thought taking off the oil pan was a 'easy' way to see if the timing chain guides have started to fail.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:45 PM   #48
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Leave it alone, if there are no noises, just leave it, I thought my guides were going since it was ticking, I literally replaced EVERYTHING in the engine:
- lifters
- vanos transmissions
- timing chain/guides/tensioner
- all the gaskets
- oil pump bolt

and it still ticked like a bitch, and the guides weren't even that bad and I've had the car since 04/05, oil change was always done on time, always follow the spec according to the temperature, at the end I just went to standard auto and bought a nice '01 engine with 100k km on the odo for $2k and it has been fine ever since.

Do the normal maintenance, but nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:30 PM   #49
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Because I am comparing e36s and sprinters to your car.

See, this is how your posts look.

Unless you have a s50b32 under the hood, you have nothing on a m62b40
I know ya'll lost hope in the good old M30B35 and that the head flows like sh!t and all that, but I will give a 540 a good run for it's money lets just leave it at that.
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