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Shop BMW 540i Replacement Timing Chain Tensioner

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.

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INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 1999 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1999 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2000 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2000 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2001 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2001 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 1998 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1998 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2002 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2002 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2003 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2003 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 1997 BMW 540i - W0133-1663937 Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
INA W0133-1663937
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1663937
Brand: INA
Notes: Crankshaft to Camshaft
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$106.32
Our Price: $46.58
(20) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1997 BMW 540i
Febi Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2001 BMW 540i - W0133-1791862 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1791862
Brand: Febi
Notes: Camshaft to Camshaft - Right (Cylinder 1-4)
Detailed Notes: Camshafts Chain
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$116.92
Our Price: $85.58
(17) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2001 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2001 BMW 540i - 11 31 7 531 813 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 11 31 7 531 813
Brand: INA
Notes: Timing Chain Tensioner for Crankshaft to Camshaft Chain -- Also use- (Qty.) (1) 07 11 9 963 355 aluminum washer.
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$56.73
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Catalog: G
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2001 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2003 BMW 540i - 11 31 7 531 813 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 11 31 7 531 813
Brand: INA
Notes: Timing Chain Tensioner for Crankshaft to Camshaft Chain -- Also use- (Qty.) (1) 07 11 9 963 355 aluminum washer.
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$56.73
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Catalog: G
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2003 BMW 540i
Febi Timing Chain Tensioner - for 1997 BMW 540i - W0133-1791862 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1791862
Brand: Febi
Notes: Camshaft to Camshaft - Right (Cylinder 1-4)
Detailed Notes: Camshafts Chain
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$116.92
Our Price: $85.58
(17) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1997 BMW 540i
Right INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2000 BMW 540i - 11 31 1 435 026 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 11 31 1 435 026
Brand: INA
Notes: Timing Chain Tensioner for Camshaft to Camshaft Chain (Cylinders 1-4)
Position: Right
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$64.73
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Catalog: G
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2000 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 1997 BMW 540i - W0133-1791862 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1791862
Brand: INA
Notes: Camshaft to Camshaft - Right (Cylinder 1-4)
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$116.92
Our Price: $82.58
(5) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1997 BMW 540i
INA Timing Chain Tensioner - for 1997 BMW 540i - W0133-1791863 Click to Enlarge
4 Stars
INA W0133-1791863
Timing Chain Tensioner
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Part Number: W0133-1791863
Brand: INA
Notes: Camshaft to Camshaft - Left (Cylinder 5-8)
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$116.92
Our Price: $70.58
(8) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1997 BMW 540i
Febi Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2001 BMW 540i - W0133-1791863 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1791863
Brand: Febi
Notes: Camshaft to Camshaft - Left (Cylinder 5-8)
Detailed Notes: Camshafts Chain
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
List Price:
$116.92
Our Price: $81.58
(31) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2001 BMW 540i
Lower Febi Timing Chain Tensioner - for 2003 BMW 540i M62 - E39 - 01583 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 01583
Brand: Febi
Notes: Engine Timing Chain Tensioner
Position: Lower
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$63.43
(44) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Body Engine
2003 BMW 540i E39 M62

Related Engine Mechanical Parts

Timing Chain Tensioners 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, X5, 318i, 740i, 325i, 318is, 318ti, 328i, M5, M3, X3, Z3, 528i, 750Li, 525i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 530i, 325is, 745Li, 330i, 323i, 650i, 325xi, 745i, 328xi, 325Ci, 335i xDrive, 535i xDrive, 528i xDrive, 323Ci, 545i, 750i xDrive, 550i, 750i, 645Ci, 320i, 128i, 530xi and 323is.

BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner Reviews
5 of 5
Verified Customer
8/11/14 04:05 AM - USA

I was very satisfied with how fast I received my order and how easy it was to browse thru the online catalog and order the parts myself. The parts were delivered on time and are very easy to order, I'm happy with parts geek I'll definitely will buy from them. - Leon Martin

- 1997 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner
5 of 5
Verified Customer
9/1/14 09:36 PM - USA

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

- 1997 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner
5 of 5
Verified Customer
9/2/14 07:05 PM - USA

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

- 1999 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner
5 of 5
Verified Customer
10/28/14 07:30 PM - USA

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

- 1999 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner
4 of 5
Verified Customer
11/18/14 01:44 PM - USA

Product shipped quickly and was exactly as described. Item does NOT come with the crush washer that should be installed with this part. - 03540i

- 2003 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner
4 of 5
Verified Customer
7/4/15 07:49 AM - USA

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 - Brad

- 2000 BMW 540i Timing Chain Tensioner