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E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
17-07-2017, 11:01 AM
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E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Hi Gents

Last week my wifes e90 323i had an oil leak, took to the mechanic and he said it was a leaking tappet cover gasket.

The repair was done and I drove the car home, about 600m. Did not notice any issues. That was Thursday.

On Saturday we decided to use her car and started it up, the car began to shake bad, idle was bad, tried to rev the car a little and it revved badly.

No CEL came on. Any ideas what the issue could be? I will be taking the car back. Any suggestions on the issue

Thank you

AKASH
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17-07-2017, 11:02 AM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Best to have codes read bud.

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17-07-2017, 11:04 AM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Check the ignition coils, may not be tightly fitted. Had exactly the same issue when I did my valve cover gasket.

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17-07-2017, 11:05 AM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
(17-07-2017 11:04 AM)NtandoN Wrote:  Check the ignition coils, may not be tightly fitted. Had exactly the same issue when I did my valve cover gasket.

That was my guess, going to remove the cover and check them out

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17-07-2017, 12:13 PM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Coils suspect

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17-07-2017, 02:02 PM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
(17-07-2017 12:13 PM)CK4LIFE Wrote:  Coils suspect

I had no issues with the coils previously. They however would have been removed and put back after the repair.

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17-07-2017, 04:41 PM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Had the same issue this weekend, stop the engine and re-started, miss and shaking was gone. about 1500k ish I had my valvetronic replaced.

car will be heading to the mach on Thursday only.

Let us know what you found out OP please.

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17-07-2017, 04:53 PM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Had exactly the same issues with my neighbour's 2005 E90 323i after tappet cover gasket replacement. According to the codes it was the solenoid valves. After replacement no better. Eventually the owner took the car to Helderview BMW where it spent about two weeks. They could not find the problem. Cost him R5k but when he got the car back it was running fine (although they could not say what was wrong, they did replace a spring or something on the vanos system which they claim was a common problem)?? He got rid of the car soon after that.
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17-07-2017, 05:21 PM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Thanks guys anyone in the midrand area that can help read the codes on he car

AKASH
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29-07-2017, 07:14 PM
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RE: E90 Issue after tappet cover gasket repair
Update

So Phypher13 came over today to help read the codes. Turned out to be the outlet vanos solenoid. We pulled both solenoids and gave them a clean. Fitted them back in, cleared the codes. First time startup no issues. I drove the car to gym and back home, no problem.


Thanks to my brother Shyane for coming to the rescue.


Thank you to DannyBoyOpc for also offering assistance while Shyane was away.


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29-07-2017, 08:41 PM
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