318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Knowledge Base

Notices

Knowledge Base How to articles and things explained.

.
» Recent Threads
Long lost 1996 318ti
Today 08:46 PM
Last post by MadisonDMB
Today 08:46 PM
0 Comments, 24 Views
Newb hello.
06-12-2019 08:36 PM
Last post by joe1602
Today 07:34 PM
5 Comments, 346 Views
As Green as the Touge - ...
06-18-2016 02:47 PM
Last post by Beemernut
Yesterday 05:00 PM
44 Comments, 23,271 Views
Rusty coolant
06-16-2019 06:57 AM
Last post by MisterM52
Yesterday 01:04 PM
1 Comments, 329 Views
M44 strange water leak...
05-18-2019 09:01 AM
Last post by MisterM52
Yesterday 12:59 PM
8 Comments, 1,222 Views
Exhaust sound/video...
03-26-2006 07:07 PM
Last post by MisterM52
Yesterday 06:33 AM
124 Comments, 72,249 Views
M-tech bumper - avus...
05-05-2019 02:41 PM
Last post by cmoore
06-17-2019 05:26 PM
12 Comments, 2,014 Views
Happy Birthday NYBmw96ti
06-17-2019 05:00 AM
Last post by 1996 328ti
06-17-2019 05:00 AM
0 Comments, 210 Views
Track ti build (M52)
03-05-2016 03:00 PM
Last post by spidertri
06-16-2019 12:42 PM
58 Comments, 29,000 Views
Rudolph the Red 318ti
05-06-2019 10:49 PM
Last post by thenjnick
06-16-2019 07:10 AM
17 Comments, 2,339 Views
Comment Share/Bookmark
 
Tutorial Tools Display Modes
M42/44 / 318ti Valve Cover Gasket DIY. PICS!
M42/44 / 318ti Valve Cover Gasket DIY. PICS!
Published by CirrusSR22
08-15-2006
Default M42/44 / 318ti Valve Cover Gasket DIY. PICS!

* DIY * Replace the Valve Cover Gasket and Spark Plugs on the M42/44 Engine.

Parts Needed:

• M42/M44 Valve Cover Gasket: 11121721876
• Rubber Bolt Washers (15x): 11121721879
• Spark Plug Hole Gasket w/Bolt Hole: 11121721475
• Spark Plug Hole Gasket w/o Bolt Hole (3x): 11121721476
• Oil Supply Seal: 11121247948 (M44 only)
• Spark Plugs (4x): I used NGK “BKR6EK”
• High Temp RTV or any gasket sealer you desire.

Tools Needed:

• 7mm Socket
• 10mm Socket
• 13mm Socket
• 16mm Socket
• 8mm Combo Wrench
• 10mm Combo Wrench
• Philips Screwdriver
• Flat Head Screw Driver
• BMW Tool Kit Spark Plug Socket (Look in your trunk)
• BMW Spark Plug Boot Puller. Attached to valve cover
• Air Compressor w/ Blow Gun (optional)

New Parts. Valve Cover Gasket + Spark Plug Seals


Rubber Bolt Gasket/Washer


New NGK Spark Plugs
Tutorial Tools

  #1  
By CirrusSR22 on 08-15-2006, 03:05 AM
Default

#1. Disconnect Negative Battery Cable (13mm combo wrench)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
By CirrusSR22 on 08-15-2006, 03:07 AM
Default

#2. Disconnect Positive Battery Cable. 10 mm combo wrench. 318ti Only?

#3. Remove Battery. 10mm Combo or 10 mm Socket on battery hold-down bolt. 318ti Only?

#4. Unbolt Battey Box. Two 13mm bolts underneath battery. 318ti Only?

Battery + Battery Box Removed. You can see the two battery box bolts rethreaded so I won’t lose them. I think the 318i/is/ic has the battery in the back, so I guess you can omit steps #2, #3, and #4.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
By CirrusSR22 on 08-15-2006, 03:08 AM
Default

#5. Unplug and unscrew (Two 8mm Nuts) Ignition Coil Pack.

Unplug.


Unscrew.


#6 Unplug Spark Plug Boots. Blue BMW tool in use. Just unsnap them for now.

--
Reply With Quote
  #4  
By CirrusSR22 on 08-15-2006, 03:10 AM
Default

#7. There are two nuts/bolts (10mm?) that attach the spark plug wire channel/heat shield to the valve cover. Loosen, but do not remove these nuts. I took these pics on installation, that’s why it’s so clean

--
Reply With Quote
  #5  
By CirrusSR22 on 08-15-2006, 03:11 AM
Default

Here’s the reason I’m replacing the valve cover gasket.....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
By CirrusSR22 on 08-23-2006, 01:00 AM
Default

My first roadtrip after the new plugs got me a new personal gas mileage record. 33.4 mpg. That was with numerous stops too 34 mpg should be no problem with a non-stop run.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
By bbbmw on 01-16-2007, 04:41 AM
Default

Great posting! thanks much for the detail, and all the pics. In looking for a gasket set, I found the dealer is about 2-3x the price of the non-BMW parts houses. But, the oil supply seal is a dealer-only part, and not carried by the BMW dealers (I called east to west coast). It is a 2-3 day delivery for this $5.00 part. Be sure you have all parts before this surgery - my ti is now immobilized until I get that part.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
By CirrusSR22 on 01-16-2007, 04:56 AM
Default

Yeah, I'd get the new oil supply seal for sure. I contemplated not changing it, but after seeing how hard it was, I was glad I replaced it. Cheap insurance for ensuring a good flow of oil to the cams.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
By CirrusSR22 on 01-17-2007, 02:49 AM
Default

I think I got it from PelicanParts.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
By crewdog153 on 01-17-2007, 04:52 AM
Default

Yep, found everything I needed at PelicanParts.com. It totaled something like $51 with 2-day shipping.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
By Jammu on 07-18-2007, 02:06 PM
Default

Excellent DIY, just booked maintenance for this in our local workshop. And now i can collect all needed parts.

Oil Supply Seal: 11121247948, cant get this part anywhere in Finland cos M44 engine is very very rare here (didn't import it here much) so need to order it from Germany or Sweden, but without this DIY my car would stand in repair shop couple of days, so thanks ;D
Reply With Quote
  #12  
By themightyquinn on 06-04-2008, 01:48 AM
Default

Awesome write-up...just did this today. Your loss was my gain in pointing out to do the microfilters as well, so thanks for that!

Only thing I did badly was I forgot to put the really thin plastic baffle back inside the microfilter assembly. Is this bad? Haha...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
By sokat1989 on 07-27-2008, 06:51 AM
Default

nice write up. the shots of the cam shafts and the valves are beautiful. is it really supposed to be that oily in there? i mean i know there needs to be oil but that looked like a lot. idk im just a noob. :P
Reply With Quote
  #14  
By spidertri on 09-02-2008, 01:57 AM
Default

Great write up, did this today, much easier than it looks. I got all the parts for it at pelicanparts.com.
Reply With Quote
Comment

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Tutorial: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Tutorial Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:51 PM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, 318ti.org

Tutorial powered by GARS 2.1.8m ©2005-2006
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 93.26 k/124.41 k (25.04%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.