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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, Today i decided to to the following on my E91. I replaced: Valve Cover Gasket, Eccentric shaft sensor and seal, Valvetronic motor seal, spark plugs and coils. The job itself went very well aside from your typical struggles with wrestling the valve cover off and putting it back on and i...
  2. 5 Series
    Hello all, I was recently given a 528i (they told me there were a few issues). I believe it has a valve cover gasket leak. Is the car safe to drive about 15 minutes to the mechanic? it produces a light smoke coming through the vents after about a minute of the engine running. Also all the...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    2004 325i Valve cover gasket broken bolt stud side. Any ideas how to fix?
  4. X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Howdy BMW Gurus: After installing the valve cover (purchased from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PF3KYM6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) Unexpectedly, I was hit with mass air flow error and cylinder 5 misfire issue. I wonder if anyone experienced this as well ? I...
  5. 3 Series & 4 Series
    Hi all, I know there are lot of threads on this topic but most of them have an happy ending. Not in my case though. Recently noticed oil burning smell and smoke from under the hood and sometime based on the AC air intake inside the car as well. I've looked at the engine and did see some oil...
  6. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    after a coolant flush I turn the car on and a super loud whistling noise was coming from down the hood. I check my pcv with the fire test and was and pcv valve fail. I changed with the upgrade kit . didn't glue the very top only sides as supposed to be .. turned the car on and after little warm...
  7. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Today i’ll be replacing my very leaky valve cover gasket on my 2008 135i. I think I may have leaky injectors, half of them are index 6 half are index 9. Is there a way for me to see if they are leaky when I pull them out?
  8. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So the other day I was driving my e90 330i, and after a few pulls and a power slide I began to smell burning oil. Luckily I was just pulling in to my driveway when the smell got bad, I popped the hood and there was smoke from oil hitting the manifold, and I saw fresh oil leaking down the side of...
  9. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hey guys my name is Kyle. I got a ‘15 435i with the 3.0 turbo. It’s got 71,000km and just bought it a month ago. I’m running into an issue with engine oil leaks from my research, the valve cover gasket is the main culprit. The dealership directed me to Fountain Tire to get it checked out and we...
  10. BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts
    Hello all, As the title suggests, checking to see it anyone has done an N57 valve cover gasket DIY or can I just reference M57 vids and write-ups. Wasn't sure as to how similar the top components of the M57 and N57 were. Looking for someone with some experience here. I've checked Youtubs and...
  11. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    So I recently changed the valve cover gasket on my 08 535i to resolve an oil leak issue. No issues there except when I started the car for the first time the engine idled really weird. The idle would do short surges from 1000 to 1500 rpms and would not repond to the gas pedal. No codes were...
  12. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello, Figured I would list the DIY videos I accumulated over the years for the E60. I hope some of you find those videos helpful! Cheers! :drive: - OIL FILTER HOUSING GASKET | OIL COOLER GASKET | TENSIONER | DRIVE BELT https://youtu.be/e0u-lXeoyB0 - Replace Tail Light Bulb...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I'm looking at replacing the valve cover gasket on my 2002 530i. I keep seeing part listings that say they're intended for cars built after 9/2002. I believe mine was built just before that. Is there a difference in the valve cover gaskets for cars built before and after that month? Where do I...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi All, Appreciate the feedback on this in advance! I'm researching now but stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have a 2008 535xi with 178,000 miles on it. Check engine light came on 2 nights ago; had a rough idle + accelerating was really rough and the RPM was surging around 1-3K while...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My automatic 2002 325i shakes when idling. Popped the hood and saw the whole engine shaking. Doesn't matter if it's in drive, park, or neutral. Goes away immediately when moving or when I just rev the engine in park or neutral. Turning on the AC tends to make it worse. So far I've replaced all...
  16. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi All, Yesterday I ran a gauntlet of repairs and maintenance. 1)Oil/Filter Change 2)Coolant flush and fill 3)replaced both seals on Oil Filter Housing Gasket 4)Replaced Valve Cover Gasket 5)Spark plugs 10 hours later...:p I had some issues with what I thought was the Valvetronic reset. The...
  17. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Our 2009 328 Xi sedan was smelling of oil burning on a hot engine. My son brought it to a garage that specializes in foreign higher end vehicles. He was told it needed a new valve cover gasket and a oil stand gasket which were the two big ticket items. Gaskets were cheap but the labor ran up...
  18. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey guys. My car has almost 59,000 miles. I recently had my service engine light come on. Just dropped it off at the shop this morning and I have another leak from the valve cover gasket. To give you some backstory. Last Summer I had my Valve Gasket Cover replaced after the engine had white...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I recently purchased a 2001 BMW 540i with 171k and was aware of some problems but they have seemed to have been getting worse. Initially the car only smoked for a few seconds on start up, and you could see some minor smoking from the passenger side valve cover gasket. When i first checked the...
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