Cracked Valve Cover - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2009, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
ajbsd is on a distinguished road
Cracked Valve Cover

I have a 2000 528i wagon and last week it began to run like crap - rough idle, lack of power, it even sounded like is was struggling and was louder than normal! Anyway, took it to my mechanic and he tells me that it has a cracked valve cover and is "sucking air." After having it diagnosed, it barely made it home and now I am really wondering what the deal is. Has anyone heard of this? Is this common with this engine? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Andy
ajbsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-29-2009, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Car: 89 E30 325i, 2007 Honda
Posts: 14,690
Photos:
witeshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nice
Have you had a look at it?
__________________
BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 01:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Car: 1976 Benz 300D, 1999 740iL
Posts: 5,992
Photos:
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
sounds right.... Cracked Valve cover would Cause a Massive vacuum leak and cause the issues your having
__________________
1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
ajbsd is on a distinguished road
Thanks, Need to get it fixed ASAP. Cant be with out the daily driver!
ajbsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 10:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Car: Titanium Silver E39 / 2011 BMW M3
Posts: 1,817
Photos:
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
While you're replacing the valve cover I would also take the time and get the valve cover gasket replaced as well. The gasket itself is like $30 and will also make a huge difference with a new valve cover.
__________________
BimmerE39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
ajbsd is on a distinguished road
I will have the work done tomorrow and the gasket is included. I keep you posted on the results. Thanks for your input.
ajbsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Car: Titanium Silver E39 / 2011 BMW M3
Posts: 1,817
Photos:
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajbsd View Post
I will have the work done tomorrow and the gasket is included. I keep you posted on the results. Thanks for your input.
After I wrote my response I had a thought in my head that the gasket is probably included. It would only make sense in this case. Best of luck and definitely let us know how it turns out.
__________________
BimmerE39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
ajbsd is on a distinguished road
Photo of my beach cruiser...
Attached Thumbnails
Cracked Valve Cover-bmw-010.jpg  
ajbsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Car:
Posts: 6
Photos:
ajbsd is on a distinguished road
BTW Gareth, good lookin car you have there!!!!
ajbsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Car: Titanium Silver E39 / 2011 BMW M3
Posts: 1,817
Photos:
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajbsd View Post
BTW Gareth, good lookin car you have there!!!!
Haha, thanks man. I appreciate it!
__________________
BimmerE39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
valve cover hockeykid25 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 06-28-2009 10:01 PM
Door speaker cover cracked and broken Gatorade 3-Series (E36) 4 06-11-2007 10:57 PM
Valve cover e30dream Picture Showroom 4 10-07-2006 10:01 AM
Valve cover cracked. Batunas 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 12-11-2003 08:55 AM
New valve cover Euro_325 3-Series (E21, E30) 5 09-30-2003 03:03 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.