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      06-18-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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Valve cover gasket DIY

Looked around and surprisingly I could not find a DIY for replacing the valve cover gaskets.
Anyone have the TIS, pictures, torque specs, and tightening pattern etc.?
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Nada anyone?
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      06-23-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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Here you go bud

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...ver_%28s65%29/

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...ad_with_cover/

6NM for the tightening torque

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      06-23-2015, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thanks! Forgot all about that site
Not to sound like an ingrate but I see the torque should be 15 Nm and 17Nm for the oil trap to cover

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...ad_with_cover/

Is it really that easy per the guide? The pictures make it seem so easy because the engine is on a stand and not in a engine bay lol
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User alxmlr789 did the valve cover gasket using OEM gaskets.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...5&postcount=18

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They were a pain actually, getting them lined up right without the gasket falling out was very tedious.

You need to remove the plenum, intake (drivers side) fuel injector plugs, coil pack plugs, coil packs, coolant reservoir (pass side only). After they are all removed, tie wrap all the wires up as far as you can to give you adequate enough clearance to clear the camshaft.

I actually goofed on my drivers side and am leaking a bit of oil. I need to pull this stuff and reinstall the gasket on my drivers side. Both sides should be around a 3 hour job. Pretty straightforward, but can be a tedious job if you aren't patient.
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