Originally Posted by ENINTY
You mean Valve Cover Bolt. A broken head bolt is much more serious.
No, unfortunately it's a head bolt.. It's in the front of the engine, right under the intake manifold. It's next to the oil filter mount..
They are removing the manifold to get access to the shank of the bolt, so that they can hopefully EZ-out the rest of the bolt.
I'm not terribly upset about this... I've had the car for over 4.5 years (59,000 miles) and this is the really the only issue with the car that I've had.
Plus, the way I figure it, I'm still ahead of things had I purchased a $3300.00 extended warranty. The same extended warranty that would now be moot now that I'm moving back to Germany.
The one thing that does erk me is that I thought that BMW was building really tough engines, and that the engine would be the least of my problems down the road.