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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:01 PM
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Painted engine colver. How to remove side covers?

So i decided to paint my engine cover black, i didn't like the gray color.
Anyways, i was wondering if anyone knows how to remove the side covers? Id like to paint those too.

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:38 PM
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DAMN !!!! that looks really Good
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:16 PM
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This may help, last graphic on the page:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...70&hg=11&fg=15
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:31 PM
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It is actually incredibly easy:

After removing the top by the four bolts you obviously have done before, remove the top shroud.

The side portions are not screwed in - there are two tabs that they lock into, 2 on each piece. One is near the back, one near the front, approximately 2 inches from each end, equidistant from the top and bottom. Essentially, it just pops right out, and with a bit of maneuvering around the other components in the bay, comes out easily. Putting it back is the same - just align, and give it a smack, it will pop right back into place.

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And my brief thread about it here:
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:42 PM
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how did you paint your engine cover? did u use any primer? what steps did u take? looks perfect!
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:27 AM
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You always were the "gold" standard Hoss!
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:31 AM
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Hey Hossy, with the price of gold the way it is, you do not want to give a crack head any ideas. . They might think you have a gold plated cover so be careful where you open up the hood. . Seriously though, that is a nice personal touch.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:53 AM
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Hey Hossy, with the price of gold the way it is, you do not want to give a crack head any ideas. . They might think you have a gold plated cover so be careful where you open up the hood. . Seriously though, that is a nice personal touch.
Thanks gents. I tell everyone who sees it that the original mclaren build with gold was my idea. Then again, that is limited to 2 people who see/have ever seen it: my mechanic, and my girlfriend who wondered what the hell I was spending my time on!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:35 AM
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I see someone got rid of the stock intake. What intake is that and how do you like it?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:46 AM
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I see someone got rid of the stock intake. What intake is that and how do you like it?
Looks like the K&N.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:22 PM
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I see someone got rid of the stock intake. What intake is that and how do you like it?
Its just a K&N filter.
Took off the stock airbox.
Put the K&N in replacement. (3.5" inlet)
Makes a better sound, not much difference in performance really.
But for $40 bucks what else could you ask for. Lol.


Thanks for the info Hossy!
Will paint these black soon!
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:50 PM
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Very nice. Now I'm going to have to do that this weekend.
What paint did you use? Gloss or matte?
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:51 PM
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Very nice. Now I'm going to have to do that this weekend.
What paint did you use? Gloss or matte?
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It was semi gloss paint.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:56 PM
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Thanks.
I might try to integrate some cf into the project. I'll post pics.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:35 PM
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... I did a 30min drive in stop-and-go local traffic so maybe things run a bit hotter in stop-and-go vs highway? My ambient was only 45°F
I can buy stop-and-go running hotter than highway - even with the difference in ambient - since there's less airflow over the engine.

I still wonder about the side-to-side variance.

Please post your oil temp also, often a 30 minute local drive won't get my engine/oil up to temp.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:27 PM
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Ooohh I want to paint mine too. Thinking red. Is engine enamel the best way to go? If so, what brand and where can I get one?
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:21 PM
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Talking paint?

Im looking to paint my engine and side parts also. What paint did you use? Looking for a lime bright green color.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:54 AM
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Im looking to paint my engine and side parts also. What paint did you use? Looking for a lime bright green color.
Google de1641. That's duplicolor's engine enamel in lime green.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:29 PM
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So i decided to paint my engine cover black, i didn't like the gray color.
Anyways, i was wondering if anyone knows how to remove the side covers? Id like to paint those too.

Here is a pic:



Thanks!!

I also want to do this! mine is boring gray too. Did you take off cover then clean it then spray it? or did you do sanding? how many coats of primer and clear and what paint did you use? Thanks your cover looks amazing!
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:40 PM
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did u use a primer to paint engine cover? what steps did u do? it looks perfect thanks
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:31 PM
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Make sure you clean it well make sure there is no grease on the covers.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:36 PM
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Thats it?

you didn't sand or use any primer and clear coats? your cover looks really shiny with clear coats.. looks good in red!!
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:44 PM
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i just cleaned the cover with acetone and used caliper spray paint thats it
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Make sure you clean it well make sure there is no grease on the covers.
Do the top side and center BMW logo's come off before painting or do you have to mask them off??

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Old 08-25-2014, 07:58 PM
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I'm talking about the logos.

How to aviod getting paint on them...

Do they come off?
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