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  1. Rocker Cover leaking oil onto Exhaust Manifold?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, cars been off the road for some time and I started it up a while back and I noticed some smoke coming down by the DPF area. I didn't think much of it as it had been stood for some weeks and it cleared after a few minutes, I then decided to take a quick video around the area as I was...
  2. E87 120i 2008 valve cover gasket how-to guide

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, Recently dipped my toes into the 1-Series world after being mostly a 5-series bore. Took a look at doing the valve cover gasket today which is something I've done lots of times on the 5xxi straight 6s and V8s. I couldn't find a decent clip of this job being done on a 1-series. Can someone...
  3. AA Maintenance cover - be warned

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    FYI So I have / had.. AA recovery & maintenance cover on my car. The front suspension spring broke causing the shock to fail. AA used a 3rd party garage who took my car away but not before dragging it in park, then dragging the front on the ground as they loaded it. Obviously I raised all this...
  4. Oil leak from vac pump/rocker cover mount bolts

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I can't seem to find any advice on this other then change the head. So the bolts sheared on the front of my 330d when changing the rocker cover gasket. Now I have a leak from around the vac pump as I cannot tighten the make shift bolts down. I drilled out the old threads and hammered in some...
  5. N43 valve cover gasket replacement

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, So i'm needing to change my valve cover gasket. Reading through the Haynes manual, I can see I need to remove the high pressure fuel pump, however it also states to remove the injectors. Has anyone done this before, and is there any way of completing this without removing the...
  6. Exterior mirror cover removal

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 320ci vert and need to remove the cover on the exterior mirror, is it just a matter of prising it off? Problem solved, the last bugger who had it apart put it together with mastic. Duh!
  7. Soot under my engine cover...

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I recently had my 2008 520d serviced and the I-drive was saying that the oil level was high.. I went back to the garage and he then went on to check the level via the dipstick, he removed the engine cover to get to the dipstick and then pointed out that I have soot around my intake manifold and...
  8. Valve Cover Gasket Guide

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Guys, So I changed all of my spark plugs to NGK Iridiums today. Found most of the plugs/coils were soaked in oil. I am assuming this is valve cover gasket leak? If so, are there any decent easy to follow guides out there? Will it cause any problems if i don't have them replaced? Thanks in...
  9. F11 Electric Sliding Boot Cover ?How To DISABLE?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys I have read the owners manual but it's rubbish! Can anyone tell me in 'layman's terms' how to stop the electric boot cover from closing when I close the rear tail gate please? Can it be done without removing the whole entire unit? Thanks in advance for any tips. Stevo
  10. Steering wheel cover for BMW, can you recommend something?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I am looking for a good leather steering wheel cover for my E91 BMW. Can someone recommend any good product? I am not looking for universal covers, must be made for BMW. I have seen site that sells them Has anyone tried them, are they any good? They have a nice...
  11. E36 car cover

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, So unfortunately I have to keep my car outside on a driveway. As a minimum I got a car cover for it, however it is proving to be a cheap s***.. I got blown off twice already. Can some of you recommend a brand or a manufacturer that I should look at? I have e36 saloon. Also if you...
  12. BMW 1 Series - Engine Cover

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello all! I wonder if someone can help me... I heard a rattling under my bonnet when I started my car and upon looking it would appear the plastic cover on top of the engine has come loose. I've never moved the cover so I'm nottoo sure how it has come loose but when the car is idle you can...
  13. E91 headlight dust cover

    Rybrook Warwick BMW
    Hi, could someone please quote me a price for one of these: Part number - 63117159564. Many thanks, Nick. Sent from my SM-G800F using Tapatalk
  14. e46 325 2001 - rocker cover and acceleration problem

    General BMW Discussions
    So about 6 months ago I changed the rocker cover and gasket on the mentioned car. I have done this job many times before and expected it to go smoothly. Unfortunately something isn't right as the car isn't performing like it should. The problems I am experiencing so far is: After I leave car...
  15. E90 330D - Valve Cover Removal

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I'm thinking about pulling the Valve Cover off because I've been told when I had the Turbo changed that the gasket was saturated in oil. Anyway, I can't seem to find any guides specifically on the M57n2 engine.. I've removed the Intake Manifold a few times so I'm fine until that point...
  16. GAP Insurance - Save 10% (on Scratch & Dent and Tyre & Alloy Cover too!)
    If you've bought a car in the last 12 months or planning on buying a new car soon, have you considered GAP insurance? In the event that your vehicle is written off as a result accident, fire, theft, flood etc, your Motor Insurer will only pay you what they deem the vehicle to have been worth at...
  17. Cluster plastic cover

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    How to Remove E92 plastic cover from cluster? Don't know if possible or not.
  18. Possible Oil Leak, Is it the Rocker Cover Gasket ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi... I have a small Oil leak on my 330ci. There is trace of a leak from the top of the engine on the drivers side on the heat shield and under the cover by that sort of electrical component. AS shown in the picture. IS this likely to be the rocker Gasket leaking. thanks for any replies jason
  19. Newbie. E46 318ti compact rocker cover replacement

    Looking to replace my rocker cover as you can see, seems to be a leak on the drive and my brother has said it?s most probably the rocker cover as the leak is from the top of the engine after investigation. Is it as simple as it looks? I?ve seen the replacement gasket and sealant about £60...
  20. Top cover gasket replacement on a n53 engine

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Is a top cover gasket replacement on an n53 engine DIY-able? I think I have to replace it because I see some oil around the spark plugs. Its a 530iX -07 Touring.