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Old 08-27-2015, 06:50 AM   #1
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Valve cove gasket time

Can anyone send me a link for this from Amazon for this? Like you all did on my starter purchase.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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Would recommend sticking with Genuine BMW for the VCG since there was a switch from Buna to Viton some time ago, and there isn't much price difference depending on where you buy from.

Part number is either 11129070990 (pre-09/2002) or 11120030496 (post-09/2002) depending on your build date, and you'll want to pick up 15 new grommets (#11121437395), as well.

Below are those links to the gasket on Amazon:

OE VCG #11129070990: http://www.amazon.com/BMW-325i-Valve...2XFXHE6RIPK7AN
OE VCG #11120030496: http://www.amazon.com/BMW-325i-Valve...VUY2TLNDBQC7SC
OE Grommets #11121437395: http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Engine-Val...6GR34CJAZKF5BY

However, FCP Euro (forum sponsor) has better prices, free shipping, as well, plus a lifetime warranty on top of BMW's existing two-year parts warranty: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...39-11129070990. I'd recommend going with them for a number of reasons if you aren't set on buying from Amazon.

You might also find the following thread helpful for links/tips/tricks/etc.: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...34#post9066334.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thanks SilberVogel

I asked about Amazon because I can use Citibank points there but not a deal breaker at all!
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:26 PM   #4
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+1 on the OEM gaskets. Make sure you buy some red rtv sealant and have a torque wrench. The job is rather simple and takes under two hours if you really take your time and clean up everything nicely.
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