The BMW M62 engine was released to replace the M60 and was produced from 2001 to 2003. Introduced in 1999, the BMW X5 E53 quickly gained a reputation as a dynamic sports SUV and the power of the standard 4.4-liter M62B44 seemed insufficient. Therefore, it was decided to modernize it and the M62B46 engine appeared.
|Power output, hp||347 /5700 rpm|
|Torque output, Nm||480 /3700 rpm|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V8|
|Block head||aluminum 32v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||93|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Phase regulator||double VANOS|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||7.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
Disadvantages of the M62B46 engine
The main malfunctions of the M62B46 motor are: knocking, rough idling, leaks. The reason for the knock that appears may be an extended timing chain, which has a service life of up to 200 thousand km, as well as a tensioner bar, a chain bar, a tensioner. The resource of the Vanos system is similar to the resource of the chain, and it can fail. It is better not to delay checking and replacing.
When the engine is running unevenly, the cause is air leakage in the manifold, problems with the flow meter and the crankcase ventilation valve. The malfunction is caused by dirty throttle valves, faulty throttle position sensors.
If you notice a leak, you need to check the valve cover gasket, coolant bath, pump, outlet manifold gasket.