Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by Touring525i4dawgs, Nov 23, 2013.
Looking for a new OEM valve cover and gasket for my 525i. Anyone have a good parts source?
Here's one place:
Here's another, less than Pelican's listed price - note that from the above, it appears there are two, for up to 9/2002, and after 9/2002. This is for up to 9/2002:
$293.60, lowest listed price I could find - autohausaz.com & Bavauto were both at about 348, with autohausaz priced fourteen cents less than Bavauto. Googling "BMW" and the part number brought up several other vendors, again nobody priced as low as getbmwparts. If you have a preferred vendor other than getbmwparts, they might have a price-matching policy.
Thanks for the help. I have to wait for wife to bring it home so I can investigate a bit more...Hard to believe 293.60 for a plastic part!
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Why do you need the valve cover? It's a clean and replace item unless something else happened to it. I'd be tempted in sending it out for cleaning and powder coating though. This should be a <$100 job with the oil change that should be done after the gasket is installed and the engine run ever so briefly or during.
My mechanic at J&F Motors in Arlington VA told me mine was warped. Apperntly it is a common problem
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