Valve Stem Seal Replacement
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 seal 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 baby right the first time. That’s because we only repair the ultimate driving machine.
What is a Valve Stem?
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 get compressed and then ignited. This creates the driving force behind that fire breathing beast of yours. The valve stems are pushed down by rockers or push-rods and a camshaft. Your average engine will run several thousand revolutions per a minute. This means that these tiny valve stems literally get pushed down thousands of times a minute, causing them to get very hot. That’s why the whole system has to be sealed and lubricated with oil. Sometimes the seals around the valve stems fail causing the oil to drip down inside the cylinders when it’s not supposed. Thus creating an excess of white smoke that comes out of 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, it will cause your car to fail an emissions test the next time you go to get it inspected. When you need BMW valve stem seal replacement in Dallas, TX, call the mechanics you can rely on at (469) 471-6433. When you bring your baby to us, you can rest assured that we’ll fix it right the first time. We only repair the ultimate driving machine.