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Heavy rattling from timingchain area

Hello out there
I am new to this excellent forum. I live in the south of Sweden.
I have a E39, 540, -97, long mileage. A few days ago a sound ,hard rattling, occurred. It seems to come from the timing chain area. It hasn't affected the drivability but the noise is just scaring.
I suspect it's something concerning the chain guides.
I am looking for a description how to dismantle the chain covers or to get a hint of the mysterious rattling.

Can anyone help me?
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#2 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 09:07 AM
OMFG another one!?
 
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Very likely you need a new timing chain tensioner. The sooner the better, before any more driving!

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^ 2nd that, get the tensioner done PDQ !!!!

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