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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
The Valve Cover gaskets can leak air -in- even if...

The Valve Cover gaskets can leak air -in- even if they don't leak oil -out-. Your CCV will not work if the system is not sealed. Even the oring on your dip stick needs to be tight. The CCV needs...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
If you disconnect the CCV lines from the throttle...

If you disconnect the CCV lines from the throttle body at the front of the manifold and look inside with one of the small pencil sized LED lights you can buy now you will see lots of oil inside the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-17-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
The fix was in the gaskets, seals and orings on...

The fix was in the gaskets, seals and orings on the upper end. Valve covers, Vanos, the PVC system, I know BMW has it's own name for the Positive Crankcase Ventilation ( PVC ) but once you fix these...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
My Son was home this past weekend, as a follow...

My Son was home this past weekend, as a follow up, he had issues with his X5 2005 4.4L V8 burning lots of oil, blue smoke out the exhaust at idle and on the road. We fixed it without changing Valve...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,846
Posted By Westlotorn
Just a follow up a full year later. My son was...

Just a follow up a full year later. My son was home for the weekend. We did repair leaking Transmission hoses this trip but the 2005 4.4L V8 is purring better now than at any time he has owned it....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,249
Posted By Westlotorn
I put the Wagner Thermoquiet Pads and Wagner...

I put the Wagner Thermoquiet Pads and Wagner Rotors on my 2008 X5 a year ago now, they work just fine and have less dust than the OEM pads. I have to say I used them because I needed them, local...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By Westlotorn
Your mileage numbers are incredible considering...

Your mileage numbers are incredible considering your speed. Towing at 70-80 in mountains will really kill MPG. Heck Towing at those speeds on the flat interstate can drop your MPG by 3mpg vs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,249
Posted By Westlotorn
Just make sure you use SYNTHETIC not Silicone...

Just make sure you use SYNTHETIC not Silicone based grease
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,249
Posted By Westlotorn
I put Wagner Thermoquiet pads and Wagner Rotors...

I put Wagner Thermoquiet pads and Wagner Rotors on my X5 front brakes, they were available at the local Auto Parts Store and I needed them right now. I have to say they work well, stop great and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By Westlotorn
I have an X5, 2008 with the 4.8L engine. I...

I have an X5, 2008 with the 4.8L engine. I installed a hitch from Etrailer, wire harness from etrailer and had it working for under$350.00. I have towed several times now.
I have found it works...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-02-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
Good point Hogie, we did clean the valve covers...

Good point Hogie, we did clean the valve covers in 2 of 3 we fixed. That is a time consuming job in itself. The third was much lower mileage and we just changed the Vanos Orings.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
Maybe the solution for this is to change the...

Maybe the solution for this is to change the focus of the Oil Burning issue. Start with, do you have oil in your intake manifold and vent hoses from the valve cover CCV to the intake manifold. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Westlotorn
Power Seats not working all the time?

My 2008 X5 with 80,000 miles now is acting up.
The Power seats work sometimes and not others.
If you lift your butt up and bounce it a little the seat starts working again.
The odd part is when it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
The forum has helped me fix many issues on the 3...

The forum has helped me fix many issues on the 3 BMW's I own or have owned and I really appreciate the information available and solutions available. I just see this one issue as a dead issue now. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
I will post my last on this issue, again, my...

I will post my last on this issue, again, my intent was to help but the many experts here obviously know more than I. I only diagnosed 3 N62 engine smoking/using oil issues and FIXED them without...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
Again, if you are smoking and your intake has no...

Again, if you are smoking and your intake has no oil in it this is not your solution. This will only help with oil in the intake manifold.
On the front of the heads there is Vanos control unit,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
How many of your Valve stem seal replacements...

How many of your Valve stem seal replacements were put back together with the old gaskets?
My guess is Zero. I think you are fixing the problem by changing leaking gaskets as part of a prudent...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
I still say if you have oil in the manifold you...

I still say if you have oil in the manifold you will smoke. Oil in the manifold is not valve stem seals, bad design or good design of BMW valve stem seals aside. Oil in the manifold says your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-21-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
Cleaning carbon in a gasoline engine is pretty...

Cleaning carbon in a gasoline engine is pretty easy. Run the engine at 2000 RPM with the air filter removed and spray a mist of water directly into the engine for a few minutes.
You can run a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
When the intake vavle opens it has huge vacuum...

When the intake vavle opens it has huge vacuum from the piston on the downstroke, no way it will pull air into the manifold, the air is going the opposite direction, into the piston. When the valve...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
I don't agree with number 4, bad valve stem seals...

I don't agree with number 4, bad valve stem seals will drop oil on top of your valves in the lower part of the head, this oil will never get to the intake manifold. If you have oil in the intake...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
I agree this would work if you first cleaned the...

I agree this would work if you first cleaned the oil accumulated in the intake. If you have seen one of these with oil in them it is a mess that would cause smoking for a while after the engine is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
You mentioned your engine starts with a blue...

You mentioned your engine starts with a blue cloud. That is typical valve stem failure.
When a hot engine is shut down and you have a bad valve stem seal the oil on that bad valve stem seal will...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,200
Posted By Westlotorn
Guys I want to share some experience without any...

Guys I want to share some experience without any desire to debate or discuss the lengthy discussions I just went quickly through. Sorry if I missed someone else sharing this same information.
If...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By Westlotorn
I just checked in for the first time in a while. ...

I just checked in for the first time in a while. I will go to the 5 series and read up.
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