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Blue323ci 02-18-2009 06:47 PM

Valve Cover Gasket
I have a leaking valve covergasket 126k on a 2000 323 ci m52.

When I went to replace it the new gasket from the dealer does not seat fully into the valve cover. I was told by the dealer this is normal but the gasket I took out sat flush with the lip of the valve cover. This new protrudes about 3 to 4 mm up from the valve cover channel it sits in.

Does anyone know if this is the way it is supposed to fit.

Ervin87 02-18-2009 06:58 PM

Interesting. You can never trust the dealers, as some of them are really incompetent. You are 100% sure that they gave you the proper gasket?

If so, I say it's okay. Tighten it down with the proper torque specs and see how it goes. If it leaks, go to your dealer and
don't be nice....

Blue323ci 02-18-2009 09:34 PM

Yes it is the same part number I see on realoem.com so thats why I am concerned since it does not sit flush down in the valve cover channel.

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