Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)

7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion pertaining to the flagship BMW here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 11-20-2012, 03:00 PM
stuartjohn24 stuartjohn24 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 664
Mein Auto: BMW E65 745i
Ive priced mine up to be around 1200 in parts and machine shop costs.

That includes:

All upper and lower timing case gaskets
Full set of upgraded timing chain guides (design revised to stop 'ticking' noise at idle)
Both head gaskets
Set of cylinder head bolts
Set of valve stem seals (To fix smoking at idle)
OEM coolant pipe and o-rings to fix inevitable weep hole leak! (for another 100k at least ha ha)
Full set of rocker cover gaskets
Front crankshaft oil seal
Crankshaft bolt
O-rings for VANOS solenoids
O-rings for vacuum pump
Exhaust manifold gasket set
Inlet manifold gasket set

Machine shop work includes:
Surface grinding of both cylinder heads by -0.3mm
Re-facing 32 valves
Re-cutting 32 valve seats
Leak testing

I will be doing all the labour myself, its a big job, I can see why the dealer charges so much!

+1 on the oil pressure switch leaking! mine went too!

Stuart
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-20-2012, 03:05 PM
D4T_POM's Avatar
D4T_POM D4T_POM is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: London UK
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 309
Mein Auto: 2002 E66 745Li
Quote:
Originally Posted by stuartjohn24 View Post
Ive priced mine up to be around 1200 in parts and machine shop costs.

That includes:

All upper and lower timing case gaskets
Full set of upgraded timing chain guides (design revised to stop 'ticking' noise at idle)
Both head gaskets
Set of cylinder head bolts
Set of valve stem seals (To fix smoking at idle)
OEM coolant pipe and o-rings to fix inevitable weep hole leak! (for another 100k at least ha ha)
Full set of rocker cover gaskets
Front crankshaft oil seal
Crankshaft bolt
O-rings for VANOS solenoids
O-rings for vacuum pump
Exhaust manifold gasket set
Inlet manifold gasket set

Machine shop work includes:
Surface grinding of both cylinder heads by -0.3mm
Re-facing 32 valves
Re-cutting 32 valve seats
Leak testing

I will be doing all the labour myself, its a big job, I can see why the dealer charges so much!

+1 on the oil pressure switch leaking! mine went too!

Stuart
Stuart if you exchange that to dollars it would be near enough $2000 give or take

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Bimmer App
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-04-2012, 12:37 PM
chp10_8 chp10_8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: The Golden State
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 104
Mein Auto: A Quarter till 8
I'm coming up vacation days soon, id be willing to gather my tools and take a trip out there for you and correct all your issues shouldn't take more then 3-4 days. And it wouldn't run 7k
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-19-2014, 09:59 AM
TJMS TJMS is offline
Registered User
Location: London
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2002 745LI
Dear All

BMW quote 60 hours work to deal with the leaking front to back pipe you are all talking about

check this out the part is made to solve this issue permanently and it makes it for me at least a DIY job

https://www.agacoolantpipe.com/product/n62-coolant-pipe

Regards

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-19-2014, 10:14 AM
TJMS TJMS is offline
Registered User
Location: London
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2002 745LI
The coolant leek issue video is here



The mystery oil leek ion this engine is either the cam cover gaskets which again is a cheep DIY job and if oil is getting onto the spark plugs then it is definitely this gasket their are two of them one for each cylinder head change the plugs and re-use the coil packs should be fine the oil is what is preventing the power getting to the spark plugs and the reason you get the engine check light coming on not the coil packs

or it is usually caused by a rubber seal which on some versions of the engine was used to connect to a oil cooler but not on the 745 where a rubber seal is used over the opening this always fails at higer milage and and or age
it is well hidden away check this video out to see where it is


search utube for
Oil Leak BMW 745Li E66, 545i E60 Front Cover N62 Engine
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-19-2014, 10:16 AM
TJMS TJMS is offline
Registered User
Location: London
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2002 745LI
hope that is of some help to all you V8 lovers
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms