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wthayer 10-29-2012 11:09 PM

Broken "Engine Compartment Seal"
 
I have a 2007 4.8i, but I think this applies to any E70: under the hood at the back of the engine compartment there's a gasket/seal mounted on a long strip of plastic that runs across the width of the engine compartment in front of the firewall right under (touching) the hood. It appears to have been screwed in to the plastic left and right "engine compartment bulkheads" near the middle of the vehicle, but the mounting tabs on mine rotted away and I found the seal just laying on top of the engine the other day. Questions:

- Has anyone else seen this?
- Am I correct in thinking that the CPO extended warranty won't cover this?
- There's a 2011 recall that is related to this part, but it doesn't sound like it my issue, is that correct?

Thanks.

GermanEngineerd 10-30-2012 11:03 AM

same with me, i just got an 07 x5 3.0si and noticed this as well.

CALLAWAY845 10-30-2012 12:02 PM

Hello Wthayer. On my 2007 x5, this part was totally obliterated by the Arizona sun around 2 years ago. I ordered a part from Tischer, trying to replace it, and only got that long seal that you speak of. I am of the belief that this piece is purely cosmetic, so I have not pursued the fix any further. Thank you for the information on the recall, I will have to investigate that further.

smyles 09-07-2013 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CALLAWAY845 (Post 7166430)
Hello Wthayer. On my 2007 x5, this part was totally obliterated by the Arizona sun around 2 years ago. I ordered a part from Tischer, trying to replace it, and only got that long seal that you speak of. I am of the belief that this piece is purely cosmetic, so I have not pursued the fix any further. Thank you for the information on the recall, I will have to investigate that further.

Resurrecting old topic: have you found out anything about this recall? Did the brake fluid flush today and noticed the seal just hanging there all by itself... which is kinda lame for German engineering...:thumbdwn:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T...o/IMAG1045.jpg

badgermountain 09-07-2013 09:16 PM

Had mine replaced at 48,000 under warranty. Not sure if CPO would cover it.


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