The Importance of Valve Stems
Is your BMW bellowing out white smoke from the tailpipe? If you start to notice white or bluish smoke coming out of your tailpipe then you may have a leaking valve stem seal. This is a fairly common problem with later model BMW’s. You’ll typically notice this smoke when you’re sitting there at an idle or when you punch the gas pedal. Give us a call today at 469-471-6433 for BMW valve stem seals replacement in Dallas, TX. This is a very complicated job that requires the skill and attention to detail that only a professional mechanic can provide. Our factory-trained BMW automotive techs have the skills and experience to fix your car correctly the first time.
What Is Valve Stem Seals Replacement?
When you’re talking about replacing your valve stem seals, you’re essentially talking about tearing the entire engine apart. Your valves are what allow air and fuel into the cylinders. This air and fuel mixture then gets compressed and ignited. This creates the driving force behind your treasured vehicle. The valve stems are pushed down by rockers or push-rods, and a camshaft.
Your average engine will run several thousand revolutions per minute. This means that these tiny valve stems get pushed down thousands of times each minute, which can cause them to get very hot. Because of this, the whole system has to be sealed and lubricated with oil. Sometimes the seals around the valve stems fail, which will cause the oil to drip down inside the cylinders and create an excess of exhaust from your tailpipe.
Why Should I Worry About it?
Besides the embarrassment of taking off and blinding all the drivers behind you, a smoking tailpipe can cause costly problems for your catalytic converter, which filters toxins before they leave the car. Not only that, but it will also cause your car to fail an emissions test the next time you have it inspected. When you need BMW valve stem seals replacement in Dallas, TX, call the mechanics you can trust at 469-471-6433. When you bring your car to us, you can rest assured that we’ll fix it right. At Bimmer Repair, we only service the ultimate driving machine.