BMW X3 2005

Camshaft (Cylinder Head) Cover

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine cover
     
    Ignition coils. Refer to Ignition Coil Packs removal and installation
     
    Wiring harness of ignition coils
     
    The hose for the engine breather
     
    Grounding straps (1)
     
    Bolts holding camshaft cover
     
    Camshaft cover

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    Fig. Location of engine breather tube for removal



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    Fig. Removing grounding strap from camshaft cover

     

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To install:

  1. Remove old gasket material from sealing faces.
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  3. Apply a sealing bead of Drei Bond 1209 (refer to BMW Parts Service) to cylinder head.
    NOTE
    Make sure gasket is correctly seated on rear and front ends of cylinder head.

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  5. Install cover bolts and align camshaft cover.
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  7. Hand-tighten all cover bolts without preload. Tighten cap nuts crosswise from inside to outside to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  9. The installation continues in the reverse of the removal procedure.
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