This is a very tricky and time intensive job, and it is typically very expensive. This is a common problem that effects BMW’s between ’03 and ’08 with the N62 8-cylinder engine.
It seems like it's becoming the norm for higher mileage n54s.
Even if you go to an aftermarket shop, you typically will end up spending around $5,000+ for this kind of service. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5ed8b120a8d02e37 If a huge plume of smoke comes out the exhaust, its time for valve stem seal replacements! BMW’s valve cover gaskets also tend to leak over time, and this job alone takes 8 hours! |. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. • Click Here To Make An Appointment to get your Valve Stem Seals Replaced Today. The valve stem seal replacement cost savings is truly amazing; and we hope this enables many more BMW drivers to get their engine repaired! Fan removal tool (if you have an earlier model with the fan mounted to the water pump), Set crankshaft to TDC (notch in vibration damper lines up with hole at roughly 10:30 / northwest) and stick a pin in hole/notch to lock crankshaft in place, Unbolt power steering fluid reservoir and DSC pump (next to the coolant reservoir) from their mounts so you can move them around a little, Remove fan, air box, intake pipe, pipe(s) going from CCVs to intake manifold, coolant reservoir, hood switch, microfilters, microfilter ducts, metal firewall bridge piece over rear of engine, spark plug looms, spark plug coilpacks, tank vent valve (on top-front of driver's side head), vacuum pump, Valvetronic motors (big round can-looking things at top-middle of each valve cover), VANOS solenoids (2 mounted to face of upper timing chain cover on each head), disconnect fuel line (goes across/above driver's valve cover), remove other stuff I probably forgot, Remove oiler lines (single bolt between cams near VANOS adjustment units, then unclip piping), Pull back and unhook tensioner spring from eccentric shaft (can turn eccentric shaft about 180 degrees to make this easier), Remove gears at ends of camshafts (VANOS adjustment units), tie timing chain to something so that it doesn't slip off the crankshaft, Plug all oil drain holes in head HARD with a balled up paper towel, otherwise you'll lose spring keepers down them -- ask how I know.
If you bring your vehicle to the dealership, this service will cost anywhere between $7,000-$9,000! For the valve seals I went with victor reinz as I didnt trust OEM, BMW since I suspect they were nitrile rubber based vs fluoro-carbon based.) Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Is your BMW smoking? There are 32 of them (4 valves per cylinder).
Status Not open for further replies. The only way to fix it is to get in there and replace your valve stem’s with new seals. Remove camshafts (Valvetronic system's eccentric shaft and intake cam come off as one unit; exhaust camshaft comes off alone), Remove rockers -- there is a small spring that unclips at the HVA (hydraulic valve adjuster), while the other end of each rocker lifts off the valve easily, Pressurize cylinder -- tool for hooking up an air compressor often comes with the valve spring compressor kit you'll need, Mount valve spring compressor across camshaft journal studs (if you have the bridge-looking valve spring compressor kit seen in my pictures), Compress valve spring, remove spring keepers, Remove valve stem seal -- it just pops off if you pull it hard enough; I used a dental pick type tool to hook under the old seal and pull up, Lubricate new valve stem seal with a little oil and push flat to cylinder head -- I just pushed each on with a 16mm socket, which worked fine, Attempt to keep your sanity while you compress valve spring and put spring keepers back on -- I found a magnetized flat head screwdriver VERY helpful in doing this, Reinstall rockers (make sure they are seated well), Time camshafts to crankshaft using special timing rigs, Put everything back together and hope you didn't pinch a wire somewhere, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. • We are able to save you several thousand dollars by performing your valve stem seal replacement here for a fair price! My 2013 550i is going to the dealer next next week for what I assume is going to be valve stem seal replacement under the recall from the class action suit related to the n63 engine. This includes both bank valve cover gasket sets and the updated valve stem seals of course. (There are multiple manufacturers of goods, I used victor reinz, bmw and erlinch when I could. We also offer great prices at our Luxury Car Parts Department for all you DIYers (Do It Yourself)! Bringing the BMW community together. I had a hard time finding a dealership in the Boston area that would recognize the recall. 70k miles and up. Some shops do not have the required special tools to perform the repair. A forum community dedicated to BMW owners and enthusiasts. 60k miles.
Black 2002 BMW 745Li (sold) KW v3's, blue angel eyes, 8000K headlights & HID fogs, rebuilt alternator & mounting bracket gasket, sunroof seal, CCVs, plugs, sway bar bushings, timing & valve cover gaskets, valve stem seals, guibo joint, mechatronic sealing sleeve, trans fluid, sanded headlights... Save Share. You will prevent damage to the catalytic converters (a very expensive repair if they are damaged), prevent oil consumption, improve rough idle, and can turn off certain check engine light codes. BMW N63 Valve Stem Seals BMW N63 Valve Stem Seals. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Other Common Names: Valve Stem Seal, BMW Smoking, N62 Smoking, BMW Valve Guide Seals, BMW Burning Oil, BMW V8 Burning Oil Models of Concern: 545i, 550i, 645i, 650i, 745i, 745li, 750i, 750li, X5 – Basically anything with the 8-cylinder N62 Engine (’03-’08 Production!)
It is time on my 00 M5 to replace valve stem seals. At a dealership, this job costs close to $9,000! © 2020 Select Luxury Service. Reply. The Problem: Valve Stem Seal Smoking in BMW’s with the N62. In addition to preventing your car from smoking like an old Toyota at a red light, you can do your engine a huge favor by getting the stem seals replaced. We offer extremely competitive pricing for your automotive maintenance needs and will match or beat all luxury car manufacturer dealer prices. Enter the email address you used when creating the account and click Send button. Valve cover gasket replacement is included in the valve stem seal procedure, and other leaking gaskets can be addressed at this time for a fraction of the cost since the engine is already disassembled including front timing covers, vacuum pump, and VANOS solenoids. Please feel free to reach us at (678) 324-9577 or click here if you have any questions, comments, or wish to schedule service! Select Luxury Service’s experience and skill enable us to charge less than half of BMW franchise store’s price – just $3,995, plus tax! If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. For a more accurate diagnosis, let your car idle in the parking lot for about 10 minutes, then floor it! I would need 2 full days to complete the repair, I'm available on weekends (I work at the dealer during the week). A message will be sent to that address containing a new password. I have a snapon leak-down tester to hold up the valves however I am not finding the tools when the engine is still in the engine bay nor any DIY. You can tell you are afflicted when bluish smoke comes from the exhaust upon acceleration (after warmup). Models of Concern: 545i, 550i, 645i, 650i, 745i, 745li, 750i, 750li, X5 – Basically anything with the 8-cylinder N62 Engine (’03-’08 Production!). Come join the discussion about Bimmerfest events, production numbers, programming, performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Select Luxury Service also has all the special tools to perform this job flawlessly and get your BMW running smoothly again! We had never seen this before, so we checked the car the first time and couldn't find anything wrong with it so we let the car go.
Our Master Technicians specifically trained, certified, and awarded Master Status will have no problem repairing and maintaining your vehicle to run like new. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Many BMW drivers that own a 545i, 550i, 645i, 650i, 745i, 745li, 750i, 750li, X5 made between ’03-’08, or any BMW with the V8 N62 engine, experience excessive smoke coming from the exhaust tail-pipe following a lengthy idle. Click any of our high quality luxury vehicle services below to learn more about what automotive services we provide with Select Luxury Service in Marietta, GEORGIA! I've had someone drive over 12 hrs to meet me and to have the repair …
This is due to worn valve stem seals and it’s one thing that all owners of these vehicles fears. 1 - 2 of 2 Posts . I remember back in the day, probably around 2008, when this guy came in with an E53 X5 with an N62 engine complaining about smoke from the tail pipe. 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! Our BMW master technician has years of experience and knows all the tricks to get this job done in half the time.
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