Originally Posted by velvetaudio
That is an amazing write up. Agreed its also a way better write up on valve cover removal than any of the others I have seen.
Just a quick comment, aren't the valve cover bolts a one time use only part? Usually I see the valve cover gasket come with the new bolts. Lots of guys get leaks because the bolts break so I would be concerned with over torquing them. Just a question, I could be totally wrong on that. Otherwise a really awesome write up.
its a good measure to replace them for piece of mind. if the tops of the bolts are blue they need replacing per BMW recommendation. I would replace them regardless tho.