I replaced the valve cover gasket of 1999 bmw 323ic e36.

Dealers may charge $500 or higher to replace the valve cover gaskets. They have to make money, I suppose.

Briggs & Stratton 272475S Rocker Cover Gasket Replaces 692285/272475

$4.15
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  • When replacing the valve cover gasket, we recommend having a valve adjustment performed, if applicable. Since the valve cover is removed to adjust the valves, this will save in labor costs.

    In this episode, I demonstrate how to remove the valve cover, replace the valve cover gasket and replace the valve cover on a Mazda Miata. It's geared toward the NA and NB models.

    I also cover inspecting the timing belt and painting the valve cover while it's removed from the car.

    Filmed in 720p HD quality with a Kodak Zi6 camera. Edited in iMovie '09 on a MacBook.

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    Post-Production Notes:

    * At the end, I said that if you follow these instructions you will have an "oil free top of your motor." I meant to say that you would have an "oil leak free top of your motor."

  • In this article we’re replacing the valve cover gaskets on an M62 V8 (most V8s from 1996 through the early to mid 2000s) in a 2001 740i. Replacement for all M60 and M62 V8s (all V8s from 1993 through the early to mid 2000s, M engines will be a bit different) will be basically the same as shown here. Other later model V8s and the 6-cylinders from the early ’90s-on will be similar in concept but different in specific steps and access. Consult the applicable Bentley repair manual for specific model details.

    In this article we’re replacing the valve cover gaskets on an M62 V8 (most V8s from 1996 through the early to mid 2000s) in a 2001 740i. Replacement for all M60 and M62 V8s (all V8s from 1993 through the early to mid 2000s, M engines will be a bit different) will be basically the same as shown here. Other later model V8s and the 6-cylinders from the early ’90s-on will be similar in concept but different in specific steps and access. Consult the applicable Bentley repair manual for specific model details.

    MikeD Comments: Ok so it loos like it has been covered but i am still unsure, i have a 90 318is over here in germany stationed over here and i need to replace my valve cover gasket oil is seeping into my spark plug wells but im not burning any oil so w hen i change it do i need to put any rtv on the gasket cover or anywhere besides the few points mentioned? or is it different on the m42 engine? just want to get it right the 1st time so im not dropping any more money on another gasket. thanks alot,
    Mike
    February 14, 2012
      Followup from the Pelican Staff: I believe these are rubber gaskets so you should not need RTV. Just make sure the surfaces are clean when you apply the gaskets. - Kerry at Pelican Parts  

  • MikeD Comments: Ok so it loos like it has been covered but i am still unsure, i have a 90 318is over here in germany stationed over here and i need to replace my valve cover gasket oil is seeping into my spark plug wells but im not burning any oil so w hen i change it do i need to put any rtv on the gasket cover or anywhere besides the few points mentioned? or is it different on the m42 engine? just want to get it right the 1st time so im not dropping any more money on another gasket. thanks alot,
    Mike
    February 14, 2012
      Followup from the Pelican Staff: I believe these are rubber gaskets so you should not need RTV. Just make sure the surfaces are clean when you apply the gaskets. - Kerry at Pelican Parts  

    They should be completely dry. This is why we are replacing the valve cover gaskets.
    7. Release the securing clips and remove the cover from the coil and injector wiring box (figure 6).

Video: Replacing a Valve Cover Gasket | eHow

Today we are going to discuss and go over the procedure required for replacing a valve cover gasket. It is important for us to stay with the rising cost of fuel and oil products for us to keep our vehicle maintained and operating correctly. If you have an engine oil leak for example, it can cause contamination to the outside environment, the loss of oil and also irritating smell can come through your heating system. So it is extremely important to keep the vehicle operating correctly and the engine free of leaks. We are going to discuss how to replace a valve cover gasket and stop a valve cover gasket leak. Please stay tuned and watch our next segment on safety.