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BMW X5: Removing And Installing Left Cylinder Head (N62 From 9/03 And N62TU)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Engine / Engine (N62TU V8) / Cylinder Head With Cover / Removing And Installing Left Cylinder Head (N62 From 9/03 And N62TU)

(cylinder bank 5 to 8)

NOTE: To remove the exhaust manifolds, the engine must be secured in the installation position with the special tool and then the front axle bracket lowered.

Remove left exhaust manifold.

After removing exhaust manifolds:

Reinstall front axle bracket provisionally and remove special tool for securing engine in installation position.

Open drain plug for coolant on left side of engine block.

Drain off coolant and dispose of correctly.

Installation:

Replace sealing ring.

Tightening torque of drain plug 11 11 5AZ.

Top up coolant. Vent cooling system and check for leaks.

Remove ignition coils on cylinder bank 5 to 8.

Remove servomotor for left eccentric shaft.

Remove intake air manifold.

Remove left cylinder head cover.

Remove left timing case cover.

Disconnect plug connections and lay engine wiring harness to one side.

Remove spark plugs on cylinder bank 5 to 8.

Remove vent hose on cylinder head.

NOTE: Illustration with engine removed.

Detach hose (1) on check valve (2).

E65 only:

Release screws (3).

Remove tube (4) with check valve (2).

NOTE: Do not remove guide tube (5) for oil dipstick.

Installation:

Replace sealing ring on tube (4) and coat with antiseize agent.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 59: Identifying Check Valve, Tube And Hose

Removal:

Removal of cylinder head is described separately from installation.

Remove inlet and exhaust adjustment unit on left side.

NOTE: Illustration with engine removed.

Remove eccentric shaft sensor (2).

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 60: Locating Eccentric Shaft Sensor

Detach guide rail from cylinder head.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 61: Locating Guide Rail From Cylinder Head

Release screws between cylinder head and timing case cover.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 62: Locating Cylinder Head Timing Case Cover And Screw

NOTE: At narrow points, use a socket with 3/8" drive and a short extension.

Release cylinder-head bolts in sequence 10... 1.

Lift off cylinder head.

Lift off cylinder head gasket.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 63: Identifying Cylinder-Head Bolts In Sequence

Installation:

Installation of cylinder head is described separately from removal.

Clean sealing faces of cylinder head and crankcase; if necessary, remove gasket debris with wooden scraper.

Make sure no gasket debris drops into the oil and coolant ducts.

Threaded bores in engine block must be free of dirt and oil (risk of cracking).

Coat joint between engine block and timing case cover with Drei Bond 1209.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 64: Locating Coat Joint Between Engine Block And Timing Case Cover

Check dowel sleeves (1) for damage and correct installation position.

Fit new cylinder-head seal.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 65: Identifying Dowel Sleeves

Put the cylinder head on.

NOTE: Do not wash off bolt coating. Insert new cylinder head bolts and initially tighten so that they are free of play.

At narrow points, use a socket with 3/8" drive and a short extension.

Tighten down the cylinder-head bolts in order 1... 10.

Tightening torque 11 12 8AZ.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 66: Identifying Cylinder-Head Bolts In Sequence

Insert and tighten down screws between cylinder head and timing case cover.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 67: Locating Cylinder Head Timing Case Cover And Screw

Replacement:

Insert screw plug (1).

Installation:

Failure to install the screw (1) will result in a malfunction in the VANOS control.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 68: Identifying Screw Plug

Insert and tighten down guide rail screw.

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 69: Locating Guide Rail From Cylinder Head

NOTE: Illustration with engine removed.

Install eccentric shaft sensor (2).

Cylinder Head With Cover
Fig. 70: Locating Eccentric Shaft Sensor

Install inlet and exhaust adjustment unit on left side.

Assemble engine.

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