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    Default M60 valve cover gaskets this weekend

    anyone want to give me a few pointers? mike miller says the job is pretty straight foreward. no need for permatex since the gaskets are neoprene. i was thinking about using enigne oil to slide the grommets onto the nuts tho.

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    be very interested to know how u go.mine apparently need doing and because of the high quoted labour cost am thinking of trying myself

    good luck
    geoff

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    I'm getting ready to do mine next weekend. There is some good info on e38.org for doing them that I was going to follow.

    Hate to post a link to another forum, but here it is:

    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/124059

    Hope this helps you.

    John
    '95 540iA ~212k

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    Is it just me, or have there been a disproportionate number of M60 valve cover posts of late? Must be that time of the month.

    If you haven't, might want to do a search, likely to find a few pages of good info.



    Dave

    10/90 Build 525im, 630,000+km, Eibach/Sachs, Engine Rebuild
    *RIP Oskar the DOG *

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    guys, I'm also doing both intake gaskets and valve cover gasket this weekend. Mine has an extremely rough idle. The valve cover doesn't leak too bad, but I will swap them anyway while in there. This will be the first time I tear down the car this much myself - usually just oil, fuel, air / filters change.

    Do we really need permatex? If yes, which one?

    John, thanks for the link - very good detailed info there.

    Good luck!
    94' AlpineWhite 530i, 5 spd Auto, 112K miles, Mfg in 4/93

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