If the pump is worn or damaged, replacement is your only option. Remove the 13mm and 16mm blots and gently pull the alternator bracket away from the engine. Have you received the correct parts yet? It was seen first a few days ago after an extended period of idling. I have now checked the length of the bolts of the braket. Buy a master carton of it, and before you begin to disassemble stuff, remove the engine undercover, double-fist two cans of brake cleaner and hose everything down.
The new pipe is telescopic and is threaded in the center. Unclip the overflow tube and remove the cover. I stopped, had a beer, watched the Sox, and came back at it the next day. I'd estimate 6 hours for a first time mechanic on this model. March 16, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not sure you have to. The Pelican community does it again.
If the level is okay, the next thing to check would probably be the pressure sending unit. Or could it be an issue with one of the oil lines? I promise to remember that. My 2008 550i while idling sent a low oil pressure message. This gives you something to tap, hit, or pry on. As you know gary my case is a bit strange with everything the mechanics have looked at seeming to be ok, which is why we have punted with the oil pump.
Also, do I need to remove both front engine mount bolts or just the side I am working on? The pressure reading were better,but my mate who is a bmw mechanic says the reading i had before were not the best but were within range when engine is warm. March 17, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like Jonathan got you your answer. Once the Oxygen sensors pick this up it instantly triggers a pesky check engine light. September 15, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will need to remove the alternator to the left, then remove it forward. This article shows an air-cooled alternator.
Remove the screws and pull the cover off the top of the engine. I have had at least 3 go out on me for leaking. Sure looks like that's where the oil is coming from. Thanks for the additional tip. Comments and Suggestions: Matt Comments: I just finished this job on my 08 550i. Fig 1 The gasket that seals the oil pan to the engine block is a metal gasket with a rubber seal formed on the inside. Such little leverage because of the restricted workspace.
That lead me to think the wiring. Tip: break this hard-to-get-to bolt loose first. I removed the tire to give me more room to work, it is a really tight fit in there. Is it brittle, melted, or misformed? They do not leak after this treatment. The original seal lasted for 200k miles before it started leaking.
Step 1 - Locate the Switch The will vary with car make. Some things, yeah I understand. In some severe cases I have seen valve damage as a result of not addressing the issue and continuing to drive the vehicle. March 16, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Wow good thinking! Move back to the top of the engine and remove the top cover. Caveats: you need the skills and equipment and experience to even attempt this; the understanding it could go horribly wrong; and I wont be able to use an oil cooler as it was intended ever on this engine. Neutral or clutch in, motor off.
September 23, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If they are that tight, maybe an E12 wrench will do the trick. It took 4 quarts of oil to bring it to the full mark. The red arrows show the oil passage holes that the gasket seals, while the yellow arrow shows the guide tubes on the block. Did I mention use quality tools for this job? I'm about to do this job on a 2007 x5 4. Tighten it all the way down with your socket wrench. KeifR said: Thanks a bunch for the replies.