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      11-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
nate5ks
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Drives: 2006 BMW 330xi
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I did mine a year ago and I think there's a DIY on this site. From what I hear the dealers charge about a grand for it but a good Indy should be able to charge less. Parts were $40, you will need new aluminum bolts and the gasket. I didn't replace the valve cover itself and with 150000 mi on the car I haven't seen a need to. Whatever you do, don't put this off. Leaking oil is never good but in this case it leaks all over the engine wiring harnesses and connectors which could ruin other components. Sometimes a bolt or two cracks which causes the leak. In this case I've heard of people replacing just those bolts and the leak stops but I have not tried this.