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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:23 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

For those who don't know me.... I'm a BMW master tech located in Long Island, NY who has helped out many forum members here in the past (just do a search and you'll find me). I've been seeing many posts about the common valve stem seal issue with the N62 and N62TU engine. Symptoms include excessive oil consumption and severe smoking from the tail pipe. I'm offering to complete the repair for $2500 total (parts and labor). This includes new valve cover gaskets, new upper timing case cover gaskets and valve stem seals of course. I would need 2 full days to complete the repair, I'm available on weekends (I work at the dealer during the week). Most dealers charge anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000 to have this done, so here's your chance to save a ton of cash! I've had someone drive over 12 hrs to meet me and to have the repair done, it was well worth it for that customer. You guys can post here or PM me. I'm also a forum regional sponsor, so my contact info is located in the section of the forum. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:34 PM
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:54 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

You guys could ship me your cars and it would still be cheaper than most places


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Old 04-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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Well move to Viginia, then head west to California.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:07 PM
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What a sight that would be... E60 after e60 being dropped off at your house via semi truck...
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:20 PM
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Nah, but my potential customer said they're gonna do it, ill definitely let you know via PM.

But you seriously need to be closer, around here there's VW/Audi techs that work offsite but no BMW that I could find. I hear there's some good shops in Northern VA, but I'm willing to send them right past NoVA to see you.

Well they're from NY and visit frequently so that helps lol.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 PM
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I think we found a winner...
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:17 PM
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For those who don't know me.... I'm a BMW master tech located in Long Island, NY who has helped out many forum members here in the past (just do a search and you'll find me). I've been seeing many posts about the common valve stem seal issue with the N62 and N62TU engine. Symptoms include excessive oil consumption and severe smoking from the tail pipe. I'm offering to complete the repair for $2500 total (parts and labor). This includes new valve cover gaskets, new upper timing case cover gaskets and valve stem seals of course. I would need 2 full days to complete the repair, I'm available on weekends (I work at the dealer during the week). Most dealers charge anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000 to have this done, so here's your chance to save a ton of cash! I've had someone drive over 12 hrs to meet me and to have the repair done, it was well worth it for that customer. You guys can post here or PM me. I'm also a forum regional sponsor, so my contact info is located in the section of the forum. Thanks!
bmwoem1, Just curious in your experience what average age of N62/TU is when the valve stem seals start to go? I am trying to estimate when i need to worry or plan a trip with wife to NY.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:29 PM
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You Gotta move to Florida.
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...and then California.
Then NC! Although I'd do it myself before paying $2500 on this thing.. or break something major trying, lol
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You guys could ship me your cars and it would still be cheaper than most places
That's a pretty good idea. Maybe offer a $3000 "shipped" special.

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What a sight that would be... E60 after e60 being dropped off at your house via semi truck...
lol, if there's demand...
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:37 PM
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Its so nice that I live in NY and have BMWOEM1 on my side. The man really know his stuff, he does his work so well that someone 12 hrs away came to him for some business!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:48 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

It's hard to say when they start to fail... I've done them as early as 45k miles. I'd say average is about 80k miles when they start to smoke a bit


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Old 05-01-2013, 07:08 PM
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I see a lot of them at my friend repair shop. Such bad luck, I guess it was a bad parts installed on this engines.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:08 AM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

Yes, it's a very common issue. I've done 3 in the last 3 weeks


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Old 05-04-2013, 09:07 AM
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mine has really just started on a long idle. I have 186K miles. I would pay the 2500 to have valve cover, upper timing and valve guide seals completed. maybe make a run through Florida and you could spend a week doing 2 or 3 cars?

What type setup do you have?
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:49 AM
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:34 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

Here's a pic of the last seals I did. I have a new one along side an old one so the difference is clear.


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Old 05-04-2013, 05:10 PM
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Sweet deal! I would definitely drive to NY for the weekend to have this done when it happens. What else would you recommend doing while you are in there?
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:50 PM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

It depends, it's hard to say without seeing the vehicle in person. Just PM me when you're ready


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Old 05-04-2013, 07:15 PM
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Yo BMWOEM1,
Why not just take a week or two week long vacation every three months from your other job and visit a different major city within the 5 regional parts of the US? Line up about 10 vehicles per visit/city and go home rich!

So:
Take vac 1wk/quarter
Fix 10 cars in major city
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:52 AM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

The main issue with traveling is the tools... The most important tool I use for the job is an air compressor which is not easily transported by air. I could load up my truck without any problems and drive..... I think my wife would kill me though


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Old 05-05-2013, 06:34 AM
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I switched over to cordless impact wrenches about a year ago. They are awesome and the batteries on the snap on ones last forever and charge really quick. I would hate to do much without them now
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:38 AM
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Valve stem seals done for $2500!

The compressor isn't for air tools... It's part of what I use to remove the valve stem seals


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Old 05-05-2013, 06:39 AM
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