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320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
23-12-2015, 01:20 AM (This post was last modified: 23-12-2015 01:53 AM by Mukanya.)
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RE: 320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
Hi guys,


I have been told to replace valve seals, vaccum pump and profile gasket. The quote that i got from Forsdicks is too much. Where can i get a good job done on this in Cape town

(27-03-2014 03:43 PM)Witblits Wrote:  Hi

My 2006 320i E90 has been given the grim diagnosis that its valve stem seals (and what ever else they find is wrong when taking the top off) needs to be replaced Cry... and this with only 109,000km on the clock! I've gotten the best quotes from 3 Service Centre and Zeemax. I would like to hear what people's experiences have been with these 2 workshops... any recommendations or warnings and why.

Thanks in advance!
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I have a similar problem with a BmW 320i e90... Where can i can get it fixed properly

(29-03-2014 04:17 AM)Iceman007 Wrote:  
(28-03-2014 11:54 AM)Witblits Wrote:  [quote='Iceman007' pid='910436' dateline='1395954782']
Oh No No No you do not have to remove the head. BMW does it without removing the head.

I suggest contacting the dealer that I use. I have sent you a PM

Got it, thanks. Gave them a call and it works out MUCH cheaper than any of the prices the other guys gave me, because they don't have to remove the head. Strange though that Forsdicks BMW also told me they have to remove the head, so I just hope this "short cut" doesn't cause any other damage. I'll update this thread once I've had the job done.

For background, symptoms are that when idle at a traffic light and then pull away, there is a puff of white smoke. The longer the stand at a traffic light or in traffic, the bigger the puff of white smoke. Checks around the engine and at the oil separator show no signs of any oil leaks or oil sweat.

Definitely valve stem seals. Was Exact same problem on my sisters car. Now its gone. They are good guys. Just make a booking and organise beforehand for transport to drop you off.

Let us know when you have it done. And your findings. Also the 40km drive back at a constant 120km/h will help to get rid of some of the carbon in your exhaust system that has built up due to the oil smoke







I have been told to replace valve seals, vaccum pump and profile gasket. The quote that i got from Forsdicks is too much. Where can i get a good job done on this in Cape town

(29-03-2014 04:17 AM)Iceman007 Wrote:  
(28-03-2014 11:54 AM)Witblits Wrote:  
(27-03-2014 11:13 PM)Iceman007 Wrote:  Oh No No No you do not have to remove the head. BMW does it without removing the head.

I suggest contacting the dealer that I use. I have sent you a PM

Got it, thanks. Gave them a call and it works out MUCH cheaper than any of the prices the other guys gave me, because they don't have to remove the head. Strange though that Forsdicks BMW also told me they have to remove the head, so I just hope this "short cut" doesn't cause any other damage. I'll update this thread once I've had the job done.

For background, symptoms are that when idle at a traffic light and then pull away, there is a puff of white smoke. The longer the stand at a traffic light or in traffic, the bigger the puff of white smoke. Checks around the engine and at the oil separator show no signs of any oil leaks or oil sweat.

Definitely valve stem seals. Was Exact same problem on my sisters car. Now its gone. They are good guys. Just make a booking and organise beforehand for transport to drop you off.

Let us know when you have it done. And your findings. Also the 40km drive back at a constant 120km/h will help to get rid of some of the carbon in your exhaust system that has built up due to the oil smoke







I have been told to replace valve seals, vaccum pump and profile gasket. The quote that i got from Forsdicks is too much. Where can i get a good job done on this in Cape town
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23-12-2015, 07:29 AM (This post was last modified: 23-12-2015 07:32 AM by Iceman007.)
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RE: 320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
Where are you from? I suggest contacting Paarlberg BMW in Paarl and ask to speak to workshop foreman directly.

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01-09-2016, 09:13 PM
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RE: 320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
(04-04-2014 09:57 AM)Witblits Wrote:  Right, so my car was done yesterday and I drove it for the first time again this morning, as they delivered it back straight to my house Bravo

I must say, the service I got from the was awesome! Thanks Iceman007 for your help!

Now I can't feel much difference from just driving it and I didn't see any white smoke clouds in my rearview mirror, but I have to have someone else drive the car over the weekend so that I can drive behind them and see if there is still any smoke at all... just to confirm. Will post an update as soon as I have confirmed if the problem has been completely sorted.


Can Tou tell me plz . How much it wiil costs ??
I have exactly the same problem on my e90 320i 2005
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01-09-2016, 09:46 PM
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(01-09-2016 09:13 PM)Humberto Xavier Wrote:  
(04-04-2014 09:57 AM)Witblits Wrote:  Right, so my car was done yesterday and I drove it for the first time again this morning, as they delivered it back straight to my house Bravo

I must say, the service I got from the was awesome! Thanks Iceman007 for your help!

Now I can't feel much difference from just driving it and I didn't see any white smoke clouds in my rearview mirror, but I have to have someone else drive the car over the weekend so that I can drive behind them and see if there is still any smoke at all... just to confirm. Will post an update as soon as I have confirmed if the problem has been completely sorted.


Can Tou tell me plz . How much it wiil costs ??
I have exactly the same problem on my e90 320i 2005
John from Leo Haese is doing it on special for R7900, if you're in Gauteng contact him.

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07-09-2016, 10:53 AM
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RE: 320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
i just had mine done and they removed the head.. Got the car back and now its missing, Took the car back already for a oil leak and missing issue. The car is back there today again. I have replaced the solenoid o-rings and eccentric shaft sensor flange already as they used so much gasket maker. Pm me an i will tell you where not to go.
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07-09-2016, 01:54 PM
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(07-09-2016 10:53 AM)Bmwed Wrote:  i just had mine done and they removed the head.. Got the car back and now its missing, Took the car back already for a oil leak and missing issue. The car is back there today again. I have replaced the solenoid o-rings and eccentric shaft sensor flange already as they used so much gasket maker. Pm me an i will tell you where not to go.

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07-09-2016, 02:11 PM
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(07-09-2016 01:54 PM)m0lt3n Wrote:  
(07-09-2016 10:53 AM)Bmwed Wrote:  i just had mine done and they removed the head.. Got the car back and now its missing, Took the car back already for a oil leak and missing issue. The car is back there today again. I have replaced the solenoid o-rings and eccentric shaft sensor flange already as they used so much gasket maker. Pm me an i will tell you where not to go.

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17-02-2017, 11:59 AM
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RE: 320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
Just an update for anybody else who needs to have this done. BMW Paarlberg now quotes R12,800 for this job (R8k of which is labour) Hammerhead.

I'm considering going with Garage 808 who quoted similarly for the parts but labour is half that. Has anybody used them before?

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17-02-2017, 06:04 PM
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(17-02-2017 11:59 AM)craig-S2 Wrote:  Just an update for anybody else who needs to have this done. BMW Paarlberg now quotes R12,800 for this job (R8k of which is labour) Hammerhead.

I'm considering going with Garage 808 who quoted similarly for the parts but labour is half that. Has anybody used them before?

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Garage 808 are good. Use them.

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20-02-2017, 06:02 PM
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(17-02-2017 06:04 PM)AdiS Wrote:  
(17-02-2017 11:59 AM)craig-S2 Wrote:  Just an update for anybody else who needs to have this done. BMW Paarlberg now quotes R12,800 for this job (R8k of which is labour) Hammerhead.

I'm considering going with Garage 808 who quoted similarly for the parts but labour is half that. Has anybody used them before?

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Garage 808 are good. Use them.

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17-03-2017, 06:26 AM
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RE: 320i E90 valve stem seal replacement
(27-03-2014 04:51 PM)bmw69 Wrote:  I wouldn't recommend Zeemax.
Quality of work is unacceptable.
They also do not look after your car at all.
They will take shortcuts getting things fixed.
For example i asked for a new exhaust bracket for my car, i expect at the least to get a aftermarket part if they can't get OEM but instead make a bracket that doesn't even hold the exhaust and charge me for it.
Thats just one simple example of the bad quality of work they do.
I can list a few issues i have had with them.
A friend from work sent his wifes mini to them for a simple water leak to get fixed and got the car back with the wrong parts replaced, and missing parts.

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