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      09-06-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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DIY: Engine Cover Removal - 325 (2.5litre)

Here's how to remove the nice engine cover revealing the ugly messy engine below...

The screws on top of the cover are a ruse!! The cover simply lifts off. You just need to grab the front edge and pull it upwards then do the same at the back! You can now remove the cover. The cover is mounted by some little rubber doughnuts which sit on 4 metal nipples on the engine block.

To put the cover back on, slide it into place and push down to seat the doughnuts over the nipples (oo-er! ) lining the cover up by centring the oil filler cap with the hole in the cover! Done!!
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      09-06-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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Cool, thanks. I just was in the engine compartment when cleaning yesterday, and noticed the cover was flapping around. Didn't know if the bolts were fake, but now will try a bit of force to reseat them.
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      09-06-2005, 09:22 PM   #3
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u planning to do somthing to it??? is that why you removed it?? or just messing around??
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      09-07-2005, 04:52 AM   #4
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Just messin' around! Curiosity got the better of me and I wondered what the engine looked like underneath!! Wasn't impressed!

But I suppose since it removes so easily (and it looks like the badge can be removed easily too) someone'll probably end up customising theirs!
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      09-08-2005, 07:26 PM   #5
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i know there are a couple of companies that will make a carbon fiber one if we can get enough people together. and someone will send them theres to make a cast of. i dont even know if i would be interested, just throwing the idea out there.
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Interesting thought of carbon fibering the cover to make it distinctively cool looking, good point indeed. Thats what makes DIY fabulous
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      12-06-2005, 09:17 PM   #7
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Engine looks like one of those dogs that looks bare after a haircut. Real ugly.
Amazing what a little cosmetic dressing will do.

Main thing is, the engines work really well. No argument from me.
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you know what's lighter than carbon fiber?????


nothing,

just throw the stock cover in the trash!
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      06-15-2006, 07:24 AM   #9
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A word of warning to diesel owners. Do not try to pull off the engine cover as it is held down firmly will allen key screws.
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      06-25-2006, 07:30 AM   #10
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Anyone any idea how you remove the cover from a 330d? The two rear allen bolts seem to be inaccessable being under the microfilter assemby!
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      09-19-2006, 11:17 AM   #11
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you know what's lighter than carbon fiber?????


nothing,

just throw the stock cover in the trash!
agreed...whose is going see the engine anyway.
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Could anything happen if I drive without the engine cover? Is anyone doing that right now?
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this piece ... looks only ... german's love to make things tidy.
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A word of warning to diesel owners. Do not try to pull off the engine cover as it is held down firmly will allen key screws.
Don't try it on an E92. The cap screws at least on the front are real, not sure about the back.
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my wife's new X3 has a black engine cover which looks VERY cool. I may order a X3 engine cover to replace mine, as long as it fits.
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      01-08-2007, 10:37 AM   #16
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correct me if I'm wrong but arent all e90 325i's 3.0L ?
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correct me if I'm wrong but arent all e90 325i's 3.0L ?
Not in Europe. We get a 218hp 2.5 litre motor with a 3 stage intake just like the 330i.
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took it off. put it back on. pointless..
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took it off. put it back on. pointless..
Might helpthe engine cool itself better, more evenly, and reduce heat soak.....
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coupled with aftermarket vented hood perhaps
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wow i never saw a BMW engine without the cover lol, im not impressed it looks cheap (its not but it looks it)
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