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  1. 328i Overheated - a few questions

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi all, My 1998 328i overheated today, and I have a couple questions as I try to diagnose what to fix next. First Overheat The car overheated when my mom was driving it a few weeks ago (slight uphill on the freeway). Fan Clutch Replacement Today, I replaced the fan clutch, hoping that might...
  2. E34 rear windshield gasket/trim

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello all, I am new to this forum and to BMW ownership in general. I recently became the proud new owner of a '95 525i sedan. Unfortunately, the rubber trim around the outside of the rear windshield is missing, leaving just the clips that held it in place and the edge of the glass exposed. Right...
  3. Sources of leak on Valve Cover Gasket - X5 F15

    X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    I just replaced the VCG on my 2014 F15 with the N55 engine and everything went right, I'm sure that the VCG is not leaking any more, however I still see smoke in the engine area, very light, not the amount of smoke when the VCG was damaged, is any other source for leaking oil on the F15 or the...
  4. persistent E90 oil leak problems

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I have a 2011 328i sedan with around 105k miles We've had an oil leak problem for a while now. First we took it to the dealership, then a different BMW mechanic shop, they said the last mechanic had left the oil filter cap loose. So we get the car back from them, and it is still leaking oil. We...
  5. Having trouble removing the alternator, ASAP...

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi guys. My 2007 X5 4.8i is our winter vehicle. So I am fixing it these days. I got an oil leak through oil thermostat gasket, so I am trying to change it. The procedure requires removing the alternator. Upon removal of all things like braces, wires, bolts etc. I have the alternator ready...
  6. Oil dripping directly into catalytic converter

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello there, here it's the issue on my son's car, it's a 2011 335i with the n55 engine. Replaced recently the oil pan gasket, the oil filter housing gasket and the valve cover gasket, and 3 days ago the car started dripping oil directly into the bottle shape part of the catalytic converter, I...
  7. Head Gasket Replacement Check Valve Rubber-Lined Spacing Sleeve

    E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Hey Everyone, I am replacing the head gasket on my 1996 BMW Z3 1.9l after blowing it earlier this summer. I sent the head off to be shaved and have a valve job. I recently received the head back and am currently installing it. Here is my question... I am using the Chilton Guide #18400, and on...
  8. PLEASE HELP oil housing gasket related

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Okay so the last few days I have been doing an oil housing gasket on my e39 530i. None the less got it all together it still leaks so I re seated the gasket and used an extremely thin layer of sealant on top just to make things extra good. Currently waiting the the sealant to cure before I start...
  9. my 07 x3M has a n52 - its spitting out oil from the oil filler cap - when i remove ca

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    hey guys hope someone can help me - a week ago i had a whistling coming from the valve cover - I changed out the valve cover gaskets 11127582245 - N52 valve cover gasket set 11127552280 - N52 eccentric shaft sensor seal 11127559699 - N52 Valvetronic gasket whistle went away -...
  10. Oil pan gasket replacement

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi Folks, My oil pan gasket seems to be leaking at a pretty good clip. Last time it was at the dealer they quoted ~$2200 to replace. It sounds like there may be some suspension disassembly involved, but this still seems steep. Does anyone have any DIY info and/or experience on replacing this...
  11. Engine Oil Pan Gasket

    X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Hey guys had a diagnostics done today came back this was my most urgent repair. Engine oil pan gasket priced at $2370.43. I have no leaks and maintain a good oil change record with her. This doesn't appear to be a major issue for me. How could this be affecting my car elsewhere if so. Of course...
  12. 4.8i oil cooler gasket leak

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    These forums have saved me thousands of dollars and I always look at multiple threads to get ideas. My new-to-me 2009 X5 4.8i (E70) developed a bad oil leak coming from behind the alternator. Almost every post identified the alternator bracket for models without an oil cooler. Mine HAS an oil...
  13. Oil filter housing gasket replacement DIY VIDEO (535i N55 3.0)

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Here is the video, hope this helps someone doing the job next. I have done many repairs and this one was a nightmare. Mostly, as some members on here said, due to extreme lack of space. Basically, the whole repair is hinged on removing parts just to gain access to a couple bolts (terrible...
  14. PC Programs

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Are there any PC based or laptop compatible programs to be found to help me fix my '06 330 xi? I'm not rich. I need decently priced/free software to fix this connection issue and get to the source of my engine problems.
  15. Automatic Gear oil sleeve leakage

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi, My 2007 e60 auto transmission gear sleeve has leakage, looks like it's gasket needs to be replaced. Do I need to replave the mechatronics as well or just gasket replacement is enough? Also how much gear oil I need to buy? BMW charging me alot for labour so I am thinking to buy the original...
  16. 2009 bmw 550i N62 LCI 52,000kms - Oil leak

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi All, I need some help. I have been having a minor oil leak for a while now. Since it was minor I was waiting for the next oil service due date to have it checked. The dealership said oil was leaking from the valve cover gasket and vacuum pump. They are suggesting to change both the right and...
  17. E90 2007 2.0 ltr, Check engine and low oil level

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi folks, Last week, I noticed very small leak in my BMW oil CARTIER (where my idrive screen indicated no loss in oil and no faults in any system). I sent it to the garage and they said they have to change something called 'cartier/cartridge gasket' and then replace the old oil with a new one...
  18. Bmw first time owner. Clueless!

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am new to german world of engineering. I recently just purchased an E90 06 325i. It has 66k miles on it. I took it to a mechanic to run a thorough inspection on it. They told me that I need the oil filter gasket replaced as well as valve cover gasket replaced. They saw a small leak or...
  19. Installing Upper Timing Cover Gasket without special tool?

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I will be installing gaskets for the Upper Timing Covers on my 97 540i soon. I googled but couldn't find a clear answer to this question. Can any one here who is familiar with this job comment on the special BMW tool 116430? Is a successful repair difficult without the tool? Is there...
  20. Leaky Transfer Case

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I just picked up a 1989 325ix with an automatic transmission. It has been meticulously maintained and i have all the service records to prove it, but in its old age it seems to have developed a leak in the transfer case. I'm pretty handy with a wrench but haven't worked on a transfer case...
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