n7c7m7p8: just purchased a 2nd hand 2006 bmw x5 4.8is. the car came with a truck from
the other side of the US. the car is leaking oil in small quantity.
everything underneath the car is full of oil. is it normal this might occur
due to transportation in that when they put the car up on the 2nd level on
the truck, and when they got it down back - the car was angled enough to
allow the oil to overflow?!
Rick WESTON: Thank you for such an informative video. Great Job! Does my 02 X5 4.6is
E53engine have this? I am having a difficult time with finding a leak on
the front right side somewhere near this area. Thanks
Nittoirvin15: Great advice. I have a 2003 745i with a Lean code p2179 & p2177 and it
causes the check engine to come on. I passed emmisions but monitors will
not clear. Ive changed pcv valves, 02 sensors, Fuel cap, spark plugs &
coils, MAF & all filters.. $700 later and problem still not fixed. Any
khrvette: Hey, even though you posted this awhile ago, I just wanted to thank you and
much appreaciate the time you took to make the video & post it. It saved me
hours probably going after the wrong leak and having a #*(&@*off customer.
I love the BMW's but have to scratch my head about some of the engineering.
Jose Gomez: I just want to thank u for taking the time to post this video I wish I
would of watch it before replacing the valve cover gaskets on my 745 but
after watching this it solved my problem thanks man
roon demahom: Excellent presentation. Explanation very short, sharp & straight to the
point. Easy to understood theory & practical. Double thumbs up & a big
thank you to you for your very useful info & tips. I liked your way of
tutorial, slow & calm. You are Professor Genius Sir David Einstein of
modern mechanical engineers. (:-)
obtainableusername: Background: I have recently acquired a beautiful, black 2002 745i & my wife
& I love it. NADA valued @ almost $11K when we bought it. Bought it for
$8K, so we have some fix-it financial wiggle room. It's leaking oil at a
ridiculous rate, so it must be fixed wherever the leak is coming from.
What about sealing this area *permanently* - as in, welding a permanent
metal seal right there. Is this outright lunacy, or what ? I mean, if this
is where my fast oil leak is coming from, & I have to swap this particular
$5-gasket-costs-me-10+-hrs.-of-my-life, then I NEVER want to change it
again - ever. Any thoughts ?
Iron: Hello,a couple of questions, first what is code p491 on the E60 BMW
engines, and the hella lights, are they know to be faulty.The daytime
running light doesn't work on the drivers side but the passenger sides
does.I've changed the bulb with no positive results. My vehicle is a 2004
obtainableusername: Coming out of the block on that 2002 745i, there's a top, round hole and a
bottom, oval-shaped hole. Which one does the pressurized oil come out of,
& which one carries the return of the non-pressurized oil to the oil pan ?
Here's my thought: IF the pressurized oil is coming from the top,
circular hole, then it could be *tapped* & a sealing bolt installed there
for a permanent, superior seal. Would *never* need to be replaced -- ever.
The other, oval-shaped hole would be fine with the standard $8.08 gasket
(including shipping on eBay) for the oil that might slosh from the pan up
against it on a hard right turn. No welding, just some aluminum shavings
to clean up before reassembly. Bam. Done. Thoughts ?
Escondido German Auto: @skiraf Ya they do. The E66 and E65 have this common problem with the n62
style engines. I had just done another one of these oil leaks on a 2005
745Li. Hope this helps you track down any leaks you might have. Thanks for
Escondido German Auto: ) remove powersteering pump, remove alternator ( disconnect the battery
obviously ) and jack the motor up from rear of oil pan high enought to
remove the engine mount bracket. Hope that helps. You might have to jack
the engine up to remove the powersteering pump. Thanks for watching
Briongy: Hey, thanks for the video. I have spent Hundreds of pounds trying to find
my oil leak on my 745. This video lead me straight to the problem. Saved me
more money so great upload. !!
Emily Vee: how much it cost to fix this problem? i have the same problem. ;(
Gokidd2008: What state are you in? I need mines done.
Escondido German Auto: Hi Jqahir, thanks for checking out our video. If you are local to San Diego
and would like us to check out your vehicle we would be happy to do so.
Feel free to check out our website for location and contact info:
fantomg100: I GOT 2005 545I THAT ENGINE LEAKS IOL ALL OVER PLUS IT PUFS OUT A BLUE
SMOKE SOMETIMES THE WORST ENGINE EVER BUILT BY BME 545I AND 550I PIECE OF
rigo67jc: Thanks for the video, I fixed mine last week on my 03, 745. It's not Easy
but not impossible. No more oil leak. :)
Escondido German Auto: It usually costs around $600.00 with gasket and fluids. Hope that helps
Escondido German Auto: @gabieee1 Well most of the time if there is an oil leak from the front of
the engine, its usually caused by that seal. I've seen dealerships try and
sell front cover reseals for this leak before. I usually charge 6 shop
hours for the repair, along with 2 liters of powersteering fluid and 1
quart of oil. The repair comes out to around $600.00 with tax. Hope this
helps you in your quest to resolve this issue. Thanks again for watching.
Jawid Qahir: Hi, I have a 06 750i and its got blue smoke coming out the muffler and its
burning oil about a quart a month, how much would something like this cost
to fix? Plz reply thx.
Escondido German Auto: @Gokidd2008 San Diego Area in California
rolonte2010: which tools do i need
Tomopoulos Georgeanna: Good instructions to avoid oil leak on BMW 745Li E66.
KreoleKing: I'm having the exact same problem now. How much did you pay to have this
estrelladelnorte1308: I can't believe BMWs now days all friking fail in their stupid orings and
gaskets every were , i own a 328xi and the valve cover leaks , and i just
found my front diff leaking from a axle seal , just at 54k miles its a
bunch of bull, ( valve cover seal started at 39k). i used to own a 1987
325es i had 280k on it, i put 210k miself and i sold the car runnig good
still ,I highly doubt i will make it to that on this one, sorry but this
will be my last Bimmer.
Escondido German Auto: @Briongy No worries Bud !! Just trying to help others out there. If this
helped you all I ask is to hit the like button. Good luck withgetting this
ash ibrahim: Is this problem only specific to the 2002 model year? Do the 2003 / 2004
and later have the same design? Thanks for the great video.
Escondido German Auto: @rolonte2010 If your doing this in your garage it might be hard. If you
have access to a lift, you'll need a poll jack to raise the engine off the
subframe to remove the drivers side engine mount bracket. For the most part
you'll need basic hand tools and a set of inverted torx sockets. The steps
from the top of my head is, remove lower engine mount bolts from bottom,
remove engine belt, lower sway out of the way( disconnect the air lines to
Escondido German Auto: More than likely you have a rear main seal leak. The only time I have seen
a main oil pan leak on that motor is when it had been off before. Hope this
Salvatore Amorosa: looks like you've got a valve stem seal problem.its common for these
engines. they're a great motor,but you've got to pull the heads off to
replace the seals,which is expensive. having said all that, my 745li is the
best car i've ever had.Goes like hell.
gabieee1: This video REALLY helped me out. Question, why did you say that hope no one
has paid for a front cover fix? Is it rare to have that leak? Also, what is
the expected number of hours and average cost of repair? I am going to
start shopping around and want to get some ball-park ideas and hopefully
filter some of the "BS" out.
Escondido German Auto: The Blue smoke can be either from the crankcase breather valves on the
valve covers or you have worn out exhaust guides. The valves on the valve
cover due become hard and brittle and have caused blue smoke. If those
don't fix it, then you are looking a Cylinder head removal to fix. (11 12 7
547 058, Crankcase Vent Valve) That is the part number and you will need 2
of them. Hope that helps
Elizabeth londono: I did a valve cover job on one of these and I knew it had two spots but
couldnt pinpoint the other. So when I finished the valve covers and started
the car, oil was FLOOWING from here like crazy. Saw this video and I was
thinking " WOW THANK GOD FOR THIS VIDEO" cause I would of never saw found
this on my own.
Salvatore Amorosa: thanks man. fixed my leak. would have thought it was coming from the timing
case seal. you saved me a heap in time and effort. would have been lost
without this video.
Hayawan: I'm trying to fix a frustrating oil leak on an 04 Range Rover (BMW M62
engine-72K miles). After cleaning up the engine bay I discovered both valve
cover gaskets were leaking from the back area. I replaced both gaskets &
the bolt seals. I also replaced the oil seperator & its return hose, CCV &
its oil return hose. Also replaced the front solenoid covers. The car is
dry on top but continues to leak from the rear engine passenger side. Is it
the rear main seal? Or upper pan gasket? Your thoughts.
Bobby Edwards: Do you still have the leak? If not did you fix it your self? I have a 2005
545i and I also have the white smoke that blows out the tail pipe after I
have been sitting at a light. I also have an oil leak that looks like it
could be the one in this video. I am going to replace the valve stem seals
(without pulling the heads) and the valve cover gaskets and then do the oil
oring seal behind the alt. bracket. I was going to do these in about 3
weeks. I will video the process.
Michael Jamont: I got the 545i too blows blue smoke and has minor leaks why does it blow
Escondido German Auto: We're glad to help, thanks for watching!
Shelby Thompson: where do you get the gasket
liem750: I have the same problem.my 2006 750 was getting serviced for oil leaking
from the alternator bracket too.the dealer wants $2500.00 to do the job.i
told them put my car back together,u are crazy.thanks for the help YouTube
Eric White: I believe BMW can take a page from Infinity and Lexus...Heck my 4.2 v8 xjr
Jaguar has 163k miles and has the orginal valve covers,no leaks etc.That
bracket on this 745 where the two holes endentments are,were where the two
coolant lines fed the starter on the old 740il or e38..I had two of them,
1999 ,and 2001..The older 7 series just seemed to be a lower mantenance
car,and more reliable.God dont let that dreaded coolant return plenum hose
leak on that 745, thats a 5k job
Gokidd2008: OK I just moved to L.A Area. Do you have a number?
smegma jim: I have a '04 545i 65k mi. and after having the autotransmission leak fixed
now have the same problem you do, valve cover leaks, timing cover leaks,
and a $2k estimate to fix it. My 3rd and probably last Bimmer as their
quality continues to deteriorate year after year. I usually keep them for
100k but more and more problems pop up with the latest cars of theirs that
I owned new. They seem to be going backwards quality wise. Too bad, it'll
be a hard act to follow driving down the road.
Tomek016PL: I own a 2006 750 Li and these cars are garbage
southpaws2323: BMW tech here. Becareful with this motor, once it starts to leak oil the
problems never end. I agree with escondido try the crankcase valve first,
but we are doing valve seals on this things all the time.
somedude10324: One of these came into my shop this morning. I had no idea about this
O-ring behind the alternator bracket until today, and it took me hours of
head scratching and internet surfing before figuring this out. I wish I
would have found this video before I figured it out, but it's nice to at
least know why the geniuses at BMW would need to lubricate the back of the
alternator bracket LOL. Great videos! Keep up the good work!
Escondido German Auto: @Gokidd2008 Shop # 760-741-3905 and my name is Dustie also
depatricio: jajajaja. You are not going to find many cars better than a 7 series e65
for the money .
Shiraz2877: Thanks a lot for this problem!!!! I 've the same problem. How long does
this job took you to get to the alternator? You removed the: powerstearing,
braket and the alternator only right? And i have to empty the oil .
camarillo1805: @EscondidoGermanAuto Hi i have a 06 bmw 750i and it leaks oil also when im
at a traffic light stop sign or etc.... when i step on the gas to go it
blows alot of smoke and when im at the drive threw it kills my gas ans
blows white smoke do u know what it could be? and wheni mean kills it
lreally does my who gas gauge starts to go low quick and alot of white
smoke comes out plz reply thanks