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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By BraveHelios
Profile gasket update...

So I removed the oil pan because after removing the oil filter canister, I noticed oil drops on the floor directly below the oil pan and definitely not coming from the oil filter area. I will be...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By BraveHelios
Thanks for responding! Yes; when the engine is...

Thanks for responding! Yes; when the engine is running, I can visually see oil coming out of the oil filter housing starting in the area where it mates (screw into) the oil pump... and lots of it. I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By BraveHelios
Close but no cigar. The PDF describes the...

Close but no cigar. The PDF describes the replacement of the dreaded seal behind the alternator. The one I am concerned with is the seal by the oil filter canister. Keep looking I guess!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By BraveHelios
It's hard to picture where exactly this seal...

It's hard to picture where exactly this seal goes. ECS Tuning calls the same part number an oil pump o-ring. I found another view in realoem.com (#2) (part number 11417508114) :
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By BraveHelios
Anyone ever replace the oil filter Profile Gasket on a 545?

Peeps,

Realoem.com shows:

Profile Gasket 11417508114

which looks to be a seal between the oil filter cavity and oil pan/block (number 4 pictured here):
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By BraveHelios
The reason why I ask is because I had a large...

The reason why I ask is because I had a large puddle of oil this morning coming from the area of the oil filter/oil pan and thought it was the pan gasket leaking. When I got a closer look I found...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By BraveHelios
DIY Lower oil gasket R&R fro 545i

Been surfing the web looking for info on this. Any tips?

Thanks!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By BraveHelios
That's interesting... I know the first refurb was...

That's interesting... I know the first refurb was definitely a Valeo but I cannot recall if the second refurb alt is a Valeo or another brand. I will have to look at my records and find out. Thanks!
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By BraveHelios
Insight from anyone else regarding this issue?

Insight from anyone else regarding this issue?
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 04-27-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By BraveHelios
Old post update and non-oem alt issue confirmation.

So... Have the same issue with my 04 545/6 sp manual. I replaced my alternator twice in as many years because of leaking valve cover gaskets (oil gets in alt causing early failure). Both replacements...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,862
Posted By BraveHelios
What the Dickens! PLEASE... the best fix for this POS alternator seal design.

So much minutiae out there on 'the best' fix for the ****ty alternator seal design. There has got to be something better than; oh well, guess we just have to replace it every couple of years!

So...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,862
Posted By BraveHelios
How often does the oil cooler seal fail?

It's so hard to tell where my oil leak is coming from. Just this past week I replaced my valve cover and timing chain cover gaskets. About 3 years ago (and around 20k miles ago), a local indy...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By BraveHelios
545 valve cover and timing chain gaskets complete!

t took me 3 whole weekends to replace the valve cover and timing chain cover gaskets on my 545 (bad back forces me to take long breaks)! It was such a PITA!

I think I did okay... but how the hell...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By BraveHelios
Finally finished!!!

It took me 3 whole weekends to replace the valve cover and timing chain cover gaskets on my 545 (bad back forces me to take long breaks)! It was such a PITA!

I think I did okay... but how the hell...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-10-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By BraveHelios
Now the passenger side valve cover...

Thanks guys; you all a great!

Update... got all the correct o-rings and finally got the drivers side put together (red tabs included). God, I hope the gaskets are in correctly and there are no...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By BraveHelios
Stepper motor o ring

I did see that part in realoem.Com but it looks much thicker than the one I have and that is pictured in my attachment. The item you list looks like the seal that sits between the valve cover and the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-06-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By BraveHelios
Valvetronic step motor o-ring...

Thank for the helpful info!

Another bump in the road... anyone know the part number for the o-ring that sits at the base of the Valvetronic step motor (see attached picture). I cannot find the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,982
Posted By BraveHelios
Thank you for the information. One other...

Thank you for the information.

One other thing... when I removed the Valvetronic stepper motor (Left side only so far); I did not 'unscrew' the motor; it just kind of popped out. What is the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By BraveHelios
In the midst of replacing valve cover gaskets...

And the eccentric cam sensor tabs are kaputt!

After spending hours trying to remove the driver side (left side) valve cover and realizing how much space is gained by removing the vent ducts; the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,982
Posted By BraveHelios
Eccentric cam sensor... tabs are kaputt!

Eccentric cam sensor... tabs are kaputt!

After spending hours trying to remove the driver side (left side) valve cover and realizing how much space is gained by removing the vent ducts; the valve...
Forum: 6 Series DIY 04-05-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 58,077
Posted By BraveHelios
Eccentric cam sensor... tabs are kaputt!

Eccentric cam sensor... tabs are kaputt!

After spending hours trying to remove the driver side (left side) valve cover and realizing how much space is gained by removing the vent ducts; the valve...
Forum: Performance 04-04-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By BraveHelios
Thanks Barry. The Sprint Booster woks flawlessly!

Thanks Barry. The Sprint Booster woks flawlessly!
Forum: Performance 03-30-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By BraveHelios
I have an 04 545 with a 6 speed manual...

I have an 04 545 with a 6 speed manual transmission. The research I have done shows the model number should be SBBM0011S.
Forum: Performance 03-30-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By BraveHelios
A 6 speed manual transmission? Is yes, I will...

A 6 speed manual transmission? Is yes, I will purchase it . Can you confirm the model number?
Forum: Performance 03-26-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By BraveHelios
Can you confirm the part number. Is it sbbm0011s?...

Can you confirm the part number. Is it sbbm0011s? If so; I'll buy it!
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