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  1. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Going to be installing a catch can as soon as it arrives in the mail but am still trying to figure out how to hook up the hose to the valve cover. I have a M50 with the aluminum valve cover so was thinking about tapping the hole to fit a 10an or whatever size it is to a barb fitting. Rally Road...
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello All, This is not my thing, - posting stuff. But I wanted to share some of my (torturous) experience with replacing a 'valve cover'. It started with the 'loud whistling sound'. This one coming from the port located at the crankcase diaphragm cover. Many of you already know that it's caused...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Changed new valve cover. Hope I followed all instructions correctly. When I started the car, saw white smoke coming from behind the engine. Stoped engine right away to inspect. When I started again the smoke came back on from behind engine close to the breather hose. Any suggestions on what...
  4. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi guys. I was working on replacing the valve cover on my bimmer n55. Of course, I had to take out the fuel injector connector tabs (6 of them). However, I accidentally ended up breaking the tabs on 3 of the 6 injector connectors and now, even with the rubber seal, the connectors will not sit...
  5. Exterior
    Hi folks, BRAND NEW OEM BMW E92 E60 E53 parts - auto parts - by owner -... all items are BRAND NEW, NEVER INSTALLED, some with opened boxes *check links to confirm fitment 1. valve cover, BMW 11127565284 (1) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...er-11127565284 list price: $399.42 selling...
  6. Z Series
    Hey everyone! New to the forum. The issue I'm having is locating the right part and I've been back and forth to the BMW dealership and they keep giving me the wrong part. Recently bought a 2005 Z4 (2.5L) and noticed one of the threaded studs was broken off. What I'm looking for is I think a...
  7. General BMW Questions
    Hi Everyone, I have a E39 528i 2000 sedan that has a oil leak that i just can't seam to locate. there is a small pool of oil on the ground at the front of the engine below the cam sensor. I have replaced the valve cover and gasket and have replaced the cam sensor (exhaust side) but this hasn't...
  8. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    In the past I replaced the valve cover on my 06 E46 ZHP and a couple days ago I decided to also do it for my 2011 E70 X5 (35i, X-Drive). It was difficult compared to the E46 but not too bad until I went to start the X5 (it will turn over but not start). After hours of looking online for a...
  9. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey all! I have a 2007 525i that has an oil leak top of motor. I originally thought was due to a valve cover gasket but after looking at the gasket shape I'm thinking it might not be the gasket at but something else and might be able to be fixed without replacing the gasket but maybe a washer...
  10. 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...
  11. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey all, first post here. I have been reading this forum for a while, although I have not yet contributed. This x3 is my first car (after years of riding/DIYing all kinds of mopeds/small motorcycles), and I absolutely love driving it. I have been trying to figure out this issue for a while, and...
  12. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi All, I've got an '09 328i (158k) that I'm trying to hang on to but it looks like an uphill battle. Let me know if you have some thoughts on this. Lately the fuel economy has been appalling (15 MPG), and the valve gasket has been leaking. I took her in for just a new valve cover as I'd have...
  13. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello, I have a 2006 330i e90 BMW. I just wanted to document what happened to me with my car so that it may help others in the future. So here goes... One day I was driving from work to home, roughly 20 miles and I got home, walked inside, came back out, turned my car on, and all of sudden my...
  14. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello. I am ready to pull my hair out with this and need some input. I have a 2008 BMW 335XI. Experiencing Hesitation/Stutter During Acceleration Between 2000-3500 RPM. Almost feels like its misfiring really bad. I have Replaced Coils & Plugs Cleaned VANOS Done Intake Cleaning HPFP Was...
  15. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, I have been reading about vacuum seals and such on the website and am confused. I keep seeing videos of people pulling off their oil caps and there is a ton of suction, what does that indicate? It seems like they are suggesting a leak is somehow causing excessive vacuum...
  16. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    All, I've tackled several issues already, including the Transfer Case (rotation then eventual replacement...got a deal), Tow Hitch, Expansion Tank, etc. I have a leak that's getting into my Spark Plug Boots, so I think I need at least the Valve Cover Gasket...thoughts on just doing that versus...
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