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Old 01-13-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by DBrown View Post
I'm about to change my valve cover gasket. Ive read a few DIYs, but none of them say anything about draining the oil. Based on pictures I've seen I'm assuming that it needs to be drained, but a friend of mine claims that he did his valve cover and didn't need to drain the oil. I was wondering if I have to drain the oil or if I only need to drain around 1 or 2 liters (because I recently changed the oil approximately 900k ago).

If anyone also has any other sugestions about making this DIY a little easier then feel free to post. I'm already going to use high temp sealant for the areas prone to leaking.
You need to drain the oil...not for the VCG but because 900K even surpases BMWs "lifetime" recommendation
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