Oil Leak BMW 745Li E66, 545i E60 Front Cover N62 Engine




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Joshua Nol: all i have to replace is the rubber gasket? and my cooler is also leaking. idk what that could be. my cooler level was at high thenm 2 days later, no more cooler.

Joshua Nol: I really dont know, But I believe that my car has the same problem as shown on the video. My CAR ALSO LEAKS the green cooler. It leaked so fast that one day it was low and the other day it was empty. It seemed that it didn't leak from the top where the cooler tank is. It leaked from some place else. I need help. I dont have money to go get it fixed. Thats why im trying to do it myself. 

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 Bmw 545i 

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

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 ?

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. (:-)

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 advice???

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?! 

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 ?

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. THANK YOU!

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 watching.

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: escondidogermanauto. com

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 crap ENGINE

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 repaired?

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 leak resolved

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 it also

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 helps Bud

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 blue smoke?

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 .
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