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Thread: Someone who will actually do timing guides on M62??

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    Someone who will actually do timing guides on M62??

    While this is a job I could DIY... I'm not sure I want to .

    My guides aren't noisy at all, but I'd like to do preventative maintenance! (At 210k it might be wise!).

    Are there any mechanics you know of in Sydney that do it? I'd be expecting a 2-3k bill I guess for just the lower guides, not sure anything else needs touching at the moment, other than the gaskets you pull off on the way there...

    I've rung a few mechanics who simply haven't done it for years or are ball-parking 5k+ to do it. Other mechanics saying don't touch it till it starts getting noisy...

    I'm not adverse to diy... (And for 5k I'd definitely do it), but for 2k of labour...I'd pay someone else!!

    Any leads? Can travel anywhere!

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    I've rung quite a few places....a handful of them will take it on... Most expect about the 5k mark for the job... For that money I'd probably just have to do it myself... About 18hrs was the quoted hours.

    Big job!

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    Timing chain guide replacement done

    Hi, I did do this recently; M62 TU timing chains and Vanos rebuild

    It took me about 70 hours iirc, but that was because I am not a mechanic and I took my time and also rebuilt the vanos units. I borrowed the cam lock tool from FisherX (thank you sir) and had to buy a few tools along the way. I spent ~aud1k on parts kit and tools. I was also getting quotes for 4.5k and 5k. Car is running well, but its fuel economy is awful - no worse though. I would do the PCV CCV if you're in there and the corresponding vac hoses.
    Now: 2005 L322 Vogue 4.4 M62TU (Black)
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    "My guides aren't noisy at all, but I'd like to do preventative maintenance! (At 210k it might be wise!)."
    at 210km and not noisy, is it possible they have been done
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    Quote Originally Posted by knares View Post
    "My guides aren't noisy at all, but I'd like to do preventative maintenance! (At 210k it might be wise!)."
    at 210km and not noisy, is it possible they have been done
    I don't have the service records other than stamps in the book... There's nothing indicating that the lower covers have been opened, ever. It certainly does look like someone has used some sealant on the upper sump to lower timing guide cover... Which I would ASSUME isn't factory, but nothing looks touched!

    I'd love it if they were.

    It also doesn't look like the valley pan has ever been touched either which surely has to be some sort of record.

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    Iím not sure what a noisy chain/worn guides sounds like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Iím not sure what a noisy chain/worn guides sounds like.
    Once they are gone it's apparently unmistakable! But pre-going you may have a start up rattle if there's bits missing, etc.

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    Why not try a BMW specialist. I have used these blokes in the past and they seem to know their stuff.
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    How did you go NUTTR?
    Knock it over yourself or found a guy?

    I started up this morning with the telltale chain slap/knock from the front of the engine. 100kms after an oil change. hoping it is just the tensioner but if the guides gave way i'll be looking at a full timing chain job.

    186,000kms, major service 8000km ago.
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