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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

Discussion in 'E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008-2013)' started by 106598, Feb 20, 2019.

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    106598

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    Greetings All!
    After being told by my local favorite oil change shop that "no way is 9.5 liters of engine oil draining out" of my 2008 E92 M3, I finally got the car up in the air to inspect. With 128,456 miles on the clock, it seems that a pretty good oil leak is occurring from my S65's engine valve covers.
    My question is this:
    1). Does the large plastic air intake on top of the engine have to come off?(other than the oil separator on each valve cover, I can access all the bolts for v/c removal).

    Any other "watch-outs" during the v/c gaskets removal/replacements? Going back up with BMW OEM c/c gaskets b/c I saw that they are make of Viton. Also changing spark plugs & spark plug tubes.

    Thank You!
    John M. Coates, Jr.
    BMW CCA Member #106598
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    106598

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    Hello charlson89!
    As always, Thank You for the sterling advice! Will let everyone know how the job turns out.
    Cheers!
    John Coates, Jr.
    BMWCCA Member #106598

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