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BMW 540i Replacement Timing Chain Tensioner Information


Timing chains were replaced by timing belts, but there is growing realization that both options have their set of pros and cons. That is why many car manufacturers, including the likes of BMW and Saab, install timing chains instead of belts. Use of timing chain requires installation of timing chain tensioner to ensure there is no slack in the chain when the vehicle is at rest. The BMW 540i timing chain tensioner performs the important task of preventing tooth skip when the speed of the automobile varies. Bicycle owners often find the chain moving out of sync when there is a drastic change in speeds. This can prove disastrous in automobiles and this is why the tensioner keeps the chain taut and controls vibrations, slack, and misalignment. A properly functioning BMW 540i timing chain tensioner ensures that the camshaft and crankshaft are in sync at all times. Timing chains are made of metal and are more susceptible to expansion and contraction due to heat and cold. The tensioner ensures that the thermal expansion and contraction caused by external temperature and engine heat does not throw the chain out of alignment. Lubricants and tensioners reduce noise and vibration to a minimum. Replacing tensioner along with the chain helps avoid frequent tinkering with the timing mechanism.


They are available for the following BMW 540i years: 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 95, 94. This part is also sometimes called BMW 540i Chain Tensioner. We stock timing chain tensioner parts for most BMW models including 740iL, 318i, X5, 318is, 740i, 325i, 318ti, M3, 328i, Z3, 525i, M5, 2002, 750Li, 325is, 528i, 325xi, 535i, 745Li, 320i, 323Ci, 545i, 745i, 530i, 2002tii, 635CSi, 335i, 528xi, 323i, 528i xDrive, 323is, 330i, X3, 325Ci, 550i, 328is, 328xi, 633CSi, 330Ci and 330xi.

We stock these Timing Chain Tensioner brands for the BMW 540i: INA, Febi and Beck Arnley.


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2000 (00) BMW 540i


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Product SKU: W0133-1791862
Product Note: Cylinders 1-4; For chains between camshafts
Important Product Info: Camshaft
Position of Product: Upper
Inventory: In Stock
Condition: New

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2001 (01) BMW 540i


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Product SKU: W0133-1791862
Product Note: Cylinders 1-4; For chains between camshafts
Important Product Info: Camshaft
Position of Product: Upper
Inventory: In Stock
Condition: New

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1997 (97) BMW 540i


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Our List Price: $67.73
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Product SKU: 11 31 1 435 026
Product Note: Timing Chain Tensioner for Camshaft to Camshaft Chain (Cylinders 1-4)
Position of Product: Right
Inventory: In Stock
Condition: New

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2000 (00) BMW 540i


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Product SKU: W0133-1791862
Product Note: Cylinders 1-4; For chains between camshafts
Important Product Info: NLA 5.15
Position of Product: Upper
Condition: New

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1997 (97) BMW 540i


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$179.01
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Product SKU: W0133-1791863
Product Note: Cylinders 5-8; For chains between camshafts
Important Product Info: NLA 8.14
Position of Product: Upper
Condition: New

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1997 (97) BMW 540i


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Product SKU: W0133-1791863
Product Note: Cylinders 5-8; For chains between camshafts
Important Product Info: Camshaft
Position of Product: Upper
Inventory: In Stock
Condition: New

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2001 (01) BMW 540i


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Our List Price: $58.73
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Product SKU: 11 31 1 435 027
Product Note: Timing Chain Tensioner for Camshaft to Camshaft Chain (Cylinders 5-8)
Position of Product: Left
Inventory: In Stock
Condition: New

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2000 (00) BMW 540i


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Our List Price: $46.73
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Product SKU: 11 31 7 531 813
Product Note: Timing Chain Tensioner for Crankshaft to Camshaft Chain -- Also use- (Qty.) (1) 07 11 9 963 355 aluminum washer.
Inventory: In Stock
Condition: New

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2003 (03) BMW 540i


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Our List Price: $85.98

Product SKU: 024-1508
Product Note: Engine Timing Chain Tensioner -- Cam to Cam - Cylinder 1-4
Condition: New

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Additional Fitment Information: Catalog: H
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2003 (03) BMW 540i 4.4L V8 


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1997 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner

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Reviewer: Tensioner review

The part was a perfect fit and I received it within a week. Very satisfied with it

1997 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner

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Perfect fit. Ordered two items. The other item was shipped thru a different courier and was delivered a couple of days later.

1999 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner

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The part was the right part and it was delivered ahead of schedule. Thank you Parts Geek

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Reviewer: 03540i

Product shipped quickly and was exactly as described. Item does NOT come with the crush washer that should be installed with this part.

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Reviewer: Brad

Paid for two day and received it in time product fit perfect only complaint is the gasket/washer does not come with it and I could not find it on website

2000 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner


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