How to Take Off Engine Cover on a BMW

Est. Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Very Easy
This guide provides instructions on how to take off a BMW engine cover. Removing the engine cover on a BMW is very easy; see the instructions below. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Pull the hood release under the hood twice until you hear the hood pop open. open bmw hood

     

  2. Go to the front of the vehicle and slide your hands under the hood. Move the lever for the hood latch to the side and lift the hood. Do not forget to secure the hood in an upright position with hydraulic struts or a prop rod.open bmw hood and remove engine cover

     

  3. Locate your BMW engine cover and use a Torx wrench to break loose the screws. In this case, we have 6 screws that we need to loosen up. These screws only need to be turned about one turn in order to unlock.how to remove bmw engine cover
  4. Remove the BMW engine cover by lifting it and pulling it forward. 

 

Removing the engine cover on a BMW vehicle is an easy task and only takes about five minutes.

In most cases, to remove BMW engine covers, you will need a Torx Socket Set. Some BMW models may need an Allen key or have 10mm bolts that secure the engine cover.

The best thing to do is to take a look at the engine cover bolts before the removal process. If there are no screws on top of the engine cover, you can remove it by simply pulling it up. Follow these steps to remove a BMW engine cover.


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How to Take Off Engine Cover on a BMW What you will need Torx Socket Set (Typical) Procedure Pull the hood release under the hood twice until you hear the hood pop open.