I think if I had used pure muscle I would have snapped them and that would have been bad, very bad. It really helped out a lot when it came to seeing up in all the dark holes and it freed up both my hands. To effectively fix the issue, several engine components must be removed, including a motor mount, which requires automotive expertise, a high level of skill, and time spent in labor. Fan clutch, alternator, radiator hosing and oil filter housing. Something tells me I'm going to have a hard time getting them back in. This system stabilizes the car and assists with handling. Did I mention use quality tools for this job? Can I use a floor jack to lift the engine or do I need an engine hoist? The pH level of the coolant changes when the coolant isn't changed frequently enough.
No more leak from under the engine. Not sure what temperature the block is at the point the gasket seals to the block, but it must be higher or right at 250 F. And yeah I suppose that's true, cheaper for them initially to have high intervals but there paying for it now. It takes a lot of steady torque to get these free. There are close to rip off ; i have changed all seals of the thermostate as well. Thanks For the amount of work just to replace the alt bracket seal with plans to keep the 7 longer, you can go ahead with timing and valve cover gaskets all at once.
Why does this problem occur in the first place? There is an adjusting nut on the other side of the nut mount. Have a good pre purchase inspection done. Anything that happens afterwards is income for the dealership. I did learn a new trick though, it was using one of those small flashlights that you wear on your head. Also you will have to lift the motor to get those E12 bolts.
Alternator had two bolts on the front, one on the side, and one under the engine mount. So this week I changed my oil cooler thermostat gasket alternator bracket for non oil cooler cars. Is it brittle, melted, or misformed? Loosen the motor mounts and jack the engine up a few inches. Aside from a few seals, the majority of my repairs have been parts connected to the engine and suspension, but nothing regarding the internals of the engine. To bad you don't live in SoCal, I've done this and need to do my alternator gasket. There is a gap underneath, you will see when tire is off.
Since the problem is design-related, the options for fixing the issue are limited. My mechanic said car would be done and returned Saturday morning. I've always had it pay out in the end and ultimately I've always saved money. Smoke out the tailpipe tells you it's valve guide seals. I sent my car with my Mechanic Friday afternoon to fix brakes, change fan and computer.
Warranty Direct gives you more options to choose from, from that also comes with varying coverage. I almost attempted to do it. You do not need to remove the pulley on the alternator housing. My thoughts on possibilities: Valve cover gasket, upper timing cover gasket The oil thermostat gasket was not cracked or have an evidence of leaking, however, it was rock hard. Does the engine oil need to be drained for this project? It would seem that a gasket made of the correct material would last a long time in this application.
Recommendations: I used a hoist with an arm as opposed to the ones that span the engine bay. Some notable differences for my 2002 e65 see other posts for the complete job : Water cooled alternator — drain the coolant first. He has these types of cars all the time. I have now checked the length of the bolts of the braket. Ill check out a extended warranty for mine.
I have googled it quite extensively and noticed the 545s seem to have it more, and am wondering if I'll be getting those replaced soon if I bought it. This problem occurs due to a design error by the manufacturer. I would recommend having the replaced if it has oil leaking on it as well as resolving the valve cover gasket leak to prevent it from happening again. As we mentioned before, this is unfortunate because the problem is not simple to fix. Mine was M10 x 60 for two front engine mount bolts and M10 x 40 for two rear engine mount bolts.
After you take these two off, theres a bolt that sits right under that mount thats a pain to get off, be patient with it. Is raising the engine that much necessary to remove the mount? Also you will have to lift the motor to get those E12 bolts. View of timing cover Everything has been reinstalled. My oil thermostat has leaked in the past before I bought it. Try doing it yourself - it isn't too hard.