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: Camshaft adjuster unit leaking?

08-02-2010, 10:35 AM
bmm e65 745i N62 engine 87 miles

when decided to repalce spark plugs the leaking was found around canshaft adjuster motor, decided to replace the gasket. Very simple remove 4 screws reove the unit replace the gasket.... but!!! looks like the unit is controolling the eccentric shaft, and may be it needs calibration.

the result is not that cool: no leaking but the negine is not that smooth....:(
no check engine lights but still not working good.......

i think i need to see a delaer now.

btw: i saw this leaking almost on every E65, no its not bad, but does not look good, its very dirty and makes your valve cover gasket look bad.

any suggestions?

08-03-2010, 09:30 PM
It will recalibrate as necessary on its own, the eccentric shaft sensor at the back of the head helps with that and determining position in general.