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BMW X5: Adjusting Camshaft Timing On Left Side (N62/N62TU)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2022 Service & Repair Manual / Engine / Engine (N62TU V8) / Variable Camshaft Timing / Adjusting Camshaft Timing On Left Side (N62/N62TU)

Special tools required:

(cylinder bank 5 to 8)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

NOTE: When slackening screws, grip camshafts at hexagon head.

Slacken screws of exhaust and inlet adjustment unit.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 515: Locating Slacken Screws Of Exhaust And Inlet Adjustment Unit

Get special tool kit 11 9 460 ready for securing camshafts.

NOTE: Special tool 11 9 461 for securing inlet camshaft.

Special tool 11 9 462 for securing exhaust camshaft.

Special tool 11 9 463 (holder with screw).

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 516: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 461), (11 9 462) And (11 9 463)

Place special tool 11 9 461 on inlet camshaft and align inlet camshaft so that special tool 11 9 461 rests without a gap on cylinder head.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 517: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 461)

Fit special tool 11 9 463 , secure screw (1) in thread for oil line and tighten down by hand.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 518: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 461) And (11 9 463)

NOTE: When tightening down screw (1), grip camshaft at hexagon head.

Tighten down screw (1) of inlet adjustment unit.

Tightening torque 11 36 16AZ.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 519: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 461)

Release screw (1), remove special tools 11 9 463 and 11 9 461 from inlet camshaft.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 520: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 461) And (11 9 463)

Place special tool 11 9 462 on exhaust camshaft and align exhaust camshaft so that special tool 11 9 462 rests without a gap on cylinder head.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 521: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 462)

Fit special tool 11 9 463 , secure screw (1) in thread for oil line and tighten down by hand.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 522: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 462) And (11 9 463)

NOTE: When tightening down screw (2), grip camshaft at hexagon head.

Tighten down screw (2) of exhaust adjustment unit.

Tightening torque 11 36 16AZ.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 523: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 462)

Release screw (1), remove special tools 11 9 463 and 11 9 462 from exhaust camshaft.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 524: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 462) And (11 9 463)

Remove special tool 11 9 190.

Crank engine at central bolt twice in direction of rotation until engine returns to firing TDC position of 1st cylinder.

Secure vibration damper with special tool 11 9 190 in firing TDC position of 1st cylinder.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 525: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 190)

Place special tool 11 9 461 on inlet camshaft and check timing.

NOTE: The timing is correctly adjusted when special tool 11 9 461 rests flat on the cylinder head or protrudes by up to 0.5 mm to the exhaust side.

Remove special tool 11 9 461 from inlet camshaft.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 526: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 461)

Place special tool 11 9 462 on exhaust camshaft and check timing.

NOTE: The timing is correctly adjusted when special tool 11 9 462 rests flat on the cylinder head or protrudes by up to 0.5 mm to the exhaust side.

Variable Camshaft Timing
Fig. 527: Identifying Special Tool (11 9 462)

Remove all special tools.

Assemble engine.

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