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  1. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    First off I do have a vcg leak back passenger side, it's small. Sometimes when I start the car especially after it's been sitting for hours it will shake for a few seconds then even out, as I'm driving I don't notice any difference and the car seems to run well actually. Thought about cleaning...
  2. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Oil leaking on exhaust back passenger side of engine. Pretty sure coming from valve cover. I might be tripping but I feel like I can hear a tiny hiss back there too I feel a low rumble/vibration sitting in driver seat at idle, steady idle but idk. I cannot get car in shop for a few weeks, can...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Recently I replaced my valve cover gaskets on my n52. All went well no pinched gaskets etc. I start the engine after calibrating the valve tronic motor and experienced some crazy idling issues. There was only one time I had an idle issue and it was with a rotted coupler. Any help is appreciated
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Do I need a specific sealer to adhere the gasket to?
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Please Help..... The current situation is dealership is saying the car more than likely jumped time and or the timing guide rails needs to be replaced (key word here is "likely" because they are not sure) I had a small oil leak from gasket. I took to a mechanic to have the gasket replaced...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    2004 325i Valve cover gasket broken bolt stud side. Any ideas how to fix?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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