Originally Posted by Bavfan
I've got a 07 E90 328i and I had to get mine done twice in about 3 months. I've also got Coverage One so it just cost me the deductible the first time and the 2nd time was under the dealer's warranty on the parts install. They figured the first gasket had a nick in it they missed or something. $1100 is really pricey, mine was $80 parts and $616 in labour. Total was around $800 incl taxes.
I'm surprised the valve cover gasket is still an issue in the E90. It was a problem with my E30 and 17 yrs later, it's still an issue.
They are a problem on every car. Usually they need to be done at 100,000 - 150,000 kms regardless of the manufacturer. If they aren't leaking, they are definitely sweating.
$1,100 sounds really high. I did the VC gasket on my E90 when i was doing the plugs, it's not a 6 hour job, more like 2-3 hours taking your time.