B58 engine

 Here a look at the inside of the new B58 6 cylinder,,,,as you can see the vanos units and timing chain are at the rear next to the firewall,,,,,that will be a fun job when the time comes,,,the cylinder head is more stream line,,,,the ins are more simpler,,,,the eccentric motor is now outside the cylinder head it is sitting at the top front of the engine next to the intake manifold.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to B58 engine

  1. JC says:

    The location of the timing chain on these B-series engines is the #1 reason why I’m trying to hold onto my N55.

    Like

  2. Sean says:

    Yeah that timing chain location could be fine if it’s problem free, but if that motor is like the N20 they’ll have a lot of headaches. Any idea why they did that? Also, why was it apart?

    Like

    • Yeah everything is good until there is a problem,,,,,lol,,,,don’t know why they put the timing chain in the rear of the engine, BMW never told us why,,,,,the valve cover was off because of a valvetronic issue and oiling issue,,,,after we inspected the head BMW found out it was a software issue with the oiling and valvetronic

      Like

    • JC says:

      The B-series engines are modular which allows BMW to save money on costs with regards to casting the engine blocks*, and also realize savings on other associated component costs.

      * Closed-deck engine block and BMW uses the same block for both gas and diesel variants plus the cooling/lubrication passages are the same design so costs are saved when casting the I6 since it’s just an extension of two cylinders.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.