At the front of the engine you will need to remove two 13mm bolts along with a T45 Torx bolt. Next, don't be in a rush! Now it is done twice and still leaking. March 31, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. Other common oil leaks include oil pressure sending unit, upper timing chain covers and vanos solenoids. Recommend replacing those O rings too.
Comments: This may sound completely insane, but please bear with me just a little. Oh and small hands helps. Only other theory was maybe my battery was too low and thus causing the light issues March 6, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That bent pin is likely your only issue. I'd estimate 6 hours for a first time mechanic on this model. If a socket needs to be ground, it may be due to being too thick when made. Even with these issues I would own another with this engine. I prefer to so it before removing the engine bracket bolts.
February 6, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: All the fasteners will need to be torqued. Pelican Parts is not responsible for any typographical errors contained within the site. You don't want to tear those off. It only needs to slide out an inch or two and there's enough play in the joints to allow for this if you take the two bolts out of the strut mount. It took me a day and a half. Remove the 13mm and 16mm bolts from the front and slide the alternator forward, then remove the connector and cable from the side of the alternator. November 22, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Let us know how it works out.
Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. January 11, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No apologies needed. Drain power steering system, cooling and oil system. Definitely remove the oil cooler lines. When the pump fails internally the oil that leaks out is directed to the where it proceeds to fill the unit with oil until the unit no longer is able to function resulting in a hard brake pedal.
Anyone know or know where to look? Little background, I drive the 2006 X5 4. February 15, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Can you share a photo? If I had to do it again, I'd see if it was possible to access those two bolts through the wheel well. I cut the top off a small disposable water bottle and it worked great. It's not leaking, it's dumping as quick as the oil is being added. Upon completing the job - it was one of the major accompishments of my life, with a great deal of satisfaction.
Are any of your fluids low? They're also a prime source for oil leaks because the o-ring gets 'flat' or shrinks or becomes damaged. Unscrew the engine mounts from the bottom or the top, whichever you prefer. Anyway I replaced the seal myself. Remove the 13mm and 16mm blots and gently pull the alternator bracket away from the engine. And if you can't spend the money fix it, then you shouldn't have bought the car. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community.
Its the Upper Timing Chain cover gaskets and valve cover gaskets, also alternator bracket seal with the oil cool gasket. Does anyone have an idea what the problem may be? October 21, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your repair process and experience. A Pelican community member may be able to answer your question. Thanks, Jim April 12, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your installation process and experience. I can afford to do one of the repairs now. Mine has 93,000 miles on it.
This will release the tension on the belt and allow you to remove it. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community. Jack up the engine slightly and lower it on a jack stand at the rear of the engine. I did the job maybe 3 months ago and the noise persists. I nearly striped on of the torx heads due to the angle. Thanks for sharing your installation process and experience. I am also considering some sort of machining to allow use of an aluminum or copper crush washer between the high pressure opening of block and bracket.