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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:09 AM
wthayer wthayer is offline
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Question Broken "Engine Compartment Seal"

I have a 2007 4.8i, but I think this applies to any E70: under the hood at the back of the engine compartment there's a gasket/seal mounted on a long strip of plastic that runs across the width of the engine compartment in front of the firewall right under (touching) the hood. It appears to have been screwed in to the plastic left and right "engine compartment bulkheads" near the middle of the vehicle, but the mounting tabs on mine rotted away and I found the seal just laying on top of the engine the other day. Questions:

- Has anyone else seen this?
- Am I correct in thinking that the CPO extended warranty won't cover this?
- There's a 2011 recall that is related to this part, but it doesn't sound like it my issue, is that correct?

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:03 PM
GermanEngineerd GermanEngineerd is offline
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same with me, i just got an 07 x5 3.0si and noticed this as well.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:02 PM
CALLAWAY845 CALLAWAY845 is offline
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Hello Wthayer. On my 2007 x5, this part was totally obliterated by the Arizona sun around 2 years ago. I ordered a part from Tischer, trying to replace it, and only got that long seal that you speak of. I am of the belief that this piece is purely cosmetic, so I have not pursued the fix any further. Thank you for the information on the recall, I will have to investigate that further.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:47 AM
smyles smyles is online now
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Hello Wthayer. On my 2007 x5, this part was totally obliterated by the Arizona sun around 2 years ago. I ordered a part from Tischer, trying to replace it, and only got that long seal that you speak of. I am of the belief that this piece is purely cosmetic, so I have not pursued the fix any further. Thank you for the information on the recall, I will have to investigate that further.
Resurrecting old topic: have you found out anything about this recall? Did the brake fluid flush today and noticed the seal just hanging there all by itself... which is kinda lame for German engineering...

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Old 09-07-2013, 10:16 PM
badgermountain badgermountain is offline
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Had mine replaced at 48,000 under warranty. Not sure if CPO would cover it.
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