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Old 09-25-2013, 03:04 PM
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The other gaskets and seals were fine, but given the fact they needed to be removed to perform the repair it was wise to replace them - as well as the spark plugs.
BMWOEM1 showed me the old valve stem seals...and they were visually finished - even to my untrained eye.
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It's been a month or so ?
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How many miles have you driven ?
How much oil are you using ?
Any smoke ?
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:49 PM
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I'm in the middle of changing my seals. Interesting that your pic shows your new ones as red rubber. My old ones look just like yours and are rock hard. But my new ones are OEM from the dealer and the rubber is a pale green color. Wonder if they updated the rubber?

Also, I would highly recommend paying $2500 for this job. He seems to have a ton of experience and it really is a big job. My biggest difficulty has been pulling the old seals off.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:42 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

Do you have a pic of your new seals? What is the part number?


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Old 10-11-2013, 06:30 PM
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Outta town this wkend but will post pics and p/n when I'm back home!
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:24 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

Switz, will you post a DIY?

I'm hoping someone could get detailed with the timing when undoing and setting everything back.

Much appreciated guys. I'll pay for the DIY if I have to.


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Old 10-15-2013, 05:43 AM
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bmwoem1 - Here's a pic of my seals. 16 per box and each box came with 4 of the installation protectors. P/N is: 11-34-0-029-751



bzeboymenz - There are already a few DIY's up. Search for ones by Rahulk and Keif on here. You will definity want to buy the TIS manual and follow it to the word. It is step by step and has good pictures for the timing. I bought it off ebay for like $20, but I seen there is a free version online now. Not sure how long it will last. I won't start another DIY, but do plan on posting additions to those existing DIY's. I know your in CA, but trust me that once you are half way through it, you will wish that you paid the $2500 +shipping to NY!
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:46 PM
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:53 PM
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Update after Valve stem seals replaced

Just wanted to provide an update since the stem seals were replaced a couple months ago. The car now has 95K miles on it as compared to ~88K when the service was done.

The smoke was gone immediately after the service and never returned. I had the oil changed a week or two prior to the service, so I am due for an oil change. BUT, I have not once received the "check engine oil level" message.

I also visually checked the oil level and it is ideal. By comparison, I was adding two quarts of oil to the car every month prior to the stems being replaced.

I'm getting better overall mileage and the car pulls harder. It took about a week for me to see a noticeable improvement in performance.

All is good.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:26 AM
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I got someone that will do it for $2200 located in valley stream long island
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:46 AM
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bmwoem1 - Here's a pic of my seals. 16 per box and each box came with 4 of the installation protectors. P/N is: 11-34-0-029-751

bzeboymenz - There are already a few DIY's up. Search for ones by Rahulk and Keif on here. You will definity want to buy the TIS manual and follow it to the word. It is step by step and has good pictures for the timing. I bought it off ebay for like $20, but I seen there is a free version online now. Not sure how long it will last. I won't start another DIY, but do plan on posting additions to those existing DIY's. I know your in CA, but trust me that once you are half way through it, you will wish that you paid the $2500 +shipping to NY!
Switz - the photo you posted is that of the old style valve seals - the updated seals are red in color and rubber seal (inside) extends to the seat

Bzeboymenz - AGA (All German Auto) will replace all seals with new valve cover gaskets for under $2,000 (price varies depending on model)
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:25 AM
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Please post a link showing how these are the old ones, or are you just speculating? Not tryin to start anything, just curious. The boxes have a mfg date of 11/20/2012 on them. Take another look at the pic and see that the rubber does go all way down to the seat. The old seals I pulled out had a red color.

Been two weeks and 1000 miles since I put them in and no issues or oil consumption. Couldn't be happier. (Well I could have been if I would have just had bmwoem1 do the job and save me a ton of time!)

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Old 11-08-2013, 12:39 PM
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Please post a link showing how these are the old ones, or are you just speculating? Not tryin to start anything, just curious. The boxes have a mfg date of 11/20/2012 on them. Take another look at the pic and see that the rubber does go all way down to the seat. The old seals I pulled out had a red color.
Been two weeks and 1000 miles since I put them in and no issues or oil consumption. Couldn't be happier. (Well I could have been if I would have just had bmwoem1 do the job and save me a ton of time!)
If the mfg. date on your box is 11/20/12 and if the rubber on the inside extends to the base & hugs the guide (can't tell from the photo) you're probably fine. The part number is the same for the Red & Brown/Black seals (judging from the photo). Maybe it is a manufacturer thing with the color difference? I've watched two different shops in the past 2 weeks change seals on 4 BMWs and they've all been Red seals (Sorry for any concern I may have caused).
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:46 AM
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So the design was changed?
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:53 AM
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So the design was changed?
I didn't hold a brown/black next to a red valve stem seal. Martin from All German Auto just pointed out the improvements on a red seal while they were showing me the new tool.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:49 PM
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I didn't hold a brown/black next to a red valve stem seal. Martin from All German Auto just pointed out the improvements on a red seal while they were showing me the new tool.
Wow!
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:14 PM
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I've been getting a lot of questions from people if I'm still doing the valve stem seal jobs, the answer is YES! I've been booked up the last couple months, so PM me if you need the repair done so we can set up an appointment
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:43 AM
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bmwoem1 - thanks, I'll keep you in mind. wish I had known sooner - I was in Syracuse just last year when I had issues with my oil separator/valve etc.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:02 PM
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:28 PM
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:53 AM
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I didn't hold a brown/black next to a red valve stem seal. Martin from All German Auto just pointed out the improvements on a red seal while they were showing me the new tool.
Red and blacks are made by Elring this is what Martin has in his video. Oem no change same seals i dont know who makes oem seals but Febi ones same colour as OEM
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