Is your BMW misfiring or idling rough? It’s likely an issue with your DISA Valve (or “Intake Manifold Adjustor”). Whole new DISA Valves for BMWs cost about $300, or more if you go through your dealer! But there’s an excellent chance that the only problem is a failed or failing O-Ring, which lets air leak into the intake. Replacing the O-Ring can be done for about $15 in 15 minutes in your garage!

This works for all BMWs with M52, M54, and M56 engines. Our PTFE Encapsulated, FKM core O-ring goes far above the OEM specifications and the O-ring you’d get from the dealer. Do it right the first time, and you’ll never have to change it again! Just go to our PTFE Encapsulated O-Rings page and select “214” in the first dropdown, and click “Add to Cart” and you’re ready to go! You can also go here and copy “2-214-PTFE-CAP-FKM” into the SKU field.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING A NEW O-RING:

You’ll need 1) Torx T40 bit with drive and extension 2) Flathead screwdriver 3) Flat scraper to remove old gasket (pocket knife will work) 4) Spray cleaner and rag.

To replace a DISA Valve, first locate the valve in the engine:

Remove the two (2) Torx screws to pull out the DISA valve unit:

Step 1 and 4

It will look something like this:

disa_valve

(The orange circle is the O-Ring that will be replaced. Ours are black with a clear coating.)

The valve will be dirty. Clean it with a simple spray cleaner and rag.

Dirty

And then remove the O-Ring (Green in this picture) and replace it with the new Rocket Seals PTFE/FKM O-Ring.

Replace the whole unit using the Torx screws. DO NOT overtighten the DISA Valve.

Step 1 and 4

All you need is a single 2-214-PTFE-CAP-FKM, from here!

Oct. 5, 2015