Maybe add a note up at the top saying the labor varies based on model. Or could it be an issue with one of the oil lines? Through its advanced formulation, Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic provides extra detergents and dispersants that provide maximum sludge and deposit protection, along with premium additives that hold up to high temperatures and friction under severe driving conditions. February 27, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't follow, can you share a photo of the bushings? From what I understand, the oil filter lines run through it and also have two small o-rings sandwiched between the engine mount and the block. And after reading up on the problems that not only I but a lot of other people are having with this situation to oil consumption to me it wasn't a great purchase decision on this type of vehicle. This would prevent seal from working.
Race motors made to loose specs for higher rpm's do not burn oil to the extent of this bmw of mine. Yes, I will join the lawsuits I have a 2010 750i and is consuming a qt of oil a week. Concluded: the receptacle at the harness had one of the pins bent. There are other full-size sedans that offer this sort of spaciousness, and a few luxury sedans that have similar amounts of wood, leather, and other high quality materials. May 5, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Are you referring to a specific X5 manual? What happened to the German engineering that we pay extra for? I bought it a year ago and it needed a new battery a month later and burned oil every 2k miles at 28k miles, now its got 42k miles and burning oil at a faster rate. We should not have to worry about our cars like this. I have put about 1000 miles on car and need a quart of oil.
I would grab a repair manual. You might have to play with it a little, using a small pry bar to position the differential in the perfect location, but I was able to do this fairly easily. I'm about to do this job on a 2007 x5 4. I've attached a couple pictures of the rear alternator bolts seen through the opening in the wheel well. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Only has 80,000 miles on it and I am past the factory warranty so I am pretty much screws unless someone can help me.
They have replaced both turbo chargers with the most current version of 2016. Remove the screws and pull the cover off the top of the engine. I'm afraid if I pay to have it serviced again, the issue will still remain. It burns a quart of oil every 800 miles. To perform as shown in the article, lifting the engine comes later, after removing the power steering pump. Reinstalling the alternator caused so much heartache. I'm brought this car in good faith of have a good car.
The best thing about doing it this way is that you can finally find the screw that you were looking for for 2 hours and finally gave up. Comments: Thanks so much for this write up! I have known turbo engines from the past that required a cool down period ,but I never expected this frikin expensive Bimmer to be so badly designed. I have found 3 with cracks in the housing. The excessive oil consumption on this vehicle is flat out ridiculous! On the x5, your next step will be removing the oil cooling thermometer, engine mount bolt, cv axles, raising engine, differential bolts, lowering the diff, and finally the bracket itself. Bmw is keeps giving me the run around but keep making me bring my car in to do consumption test.
Be sure to refer to your owner's manual for the type and viscosity of oil required for your car. I only drive the car about 700 miles per month and noticed today after driving it there was burning oil smell. I had to replace the engine mount small oil leak from it,but no other issues. I have been going through oil like crazy. I'm stuck at removing the last bolt of the alternator bracket. Use a flat head screw driver and loosen the clamp connecting the air duct to the intake duct.
Bottom Line recommended Was using Mobile 1 5w-30 temporarily, but noticed louder engine noise. I'll see if the Pelican team can incorporate your comments into the article. These comments really help the tech site grow with real-world experience. First loosen the driver side tire. The alternator moves a lot. I highly recommend you rent or borrow an engine hoist.
November 2, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need. The valve stem seals in the 4. Im doing it on a 550i but now for some reason I can't get that alternator back in. I buy 3-4 quarts to keep with me as the car notify me of low oil level ad one quart asap!!! I have 82,000 miles on it. All pictures and references to the Porsche name, and the car names and shapes are for restoration reference only, and do not imply any association with Porsche. Thanks for the follow up. Why wouldn't bmw send us owners a notification of these problems in the engine before we spend so much money trying to find the problem without succeeding.