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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By phil996
yep, the 3 series 6 cylinder of the past, 2.5...

yep, the 3 series 6 cylinder of the past, 2.5 and 3.0. is absolutely bullet proof.
don't know about the newer models. My 750i has been excellent...except for the smoking issue. I live in Washington...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By phil996
owned a 1998 500 sl never an issue with with...

owned a 1998 500 sl never an issue with with mine or any other. The valve guide issue is unique to bmw and some older porsches.
sucks that my $77,000 car smokes !!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,298
Posted By phil996
Its the valve guides...AND the valve seals will...

Its the valve guides...AND the valve seals will be a very expensive and temporary fix.
It will start smoking again. anyone found a way to repair the guides ? so far they are :cry:not repairable and...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By phil996
ok, so you have new valve GUIDES or stem seals?...

ok, so you have new valve GUIDES or stem seals? the clearances on these valve to guides is huge and the guides are NOT repairable..only new heads, I suspect after the old valve stems 'wallar out" ...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-28-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By phil996
sorry, not just the stem seals , its the valve...

sorry, not just the stem seals , its the valve guides too per my BMW dealer buddy, and they cant be repaired, non repalceable guides. new heads $7000 per US. I EXACT same issue with my 06 750i with...
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