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      06-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Valve cover gasket leak

I just to the dealer to have a leaky valve cover gasket replaced. They did it under warranty, my car has 40,000 miles on it. Just wondering if anyone else has had this done and how common of a problem it is?

Dealer kept it overnight so I assume it is a time intensive job, don't want to have this done outside of warranty...
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      06-12-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Valve cover gasket leaks are quite common on BMW's. It's usually a 30 minute to 2 hour job.
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On the older cars (e46, e39 6cyl) I would agree. But the newer cars definitely take a little longer to do. If I remember correctly, the warranty time on the e90 is over 3 hours.
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      06-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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On the older cars (e46, e39 6cyl) I would agree. But the newer cars definitely take a little longer to do. If I remember correctly, the warranty time on the e90 is over 3 hours.
Can you check the time for me, because i dropped my car off for service at 10 am and did not get back until 10 am the next day. Does that seem normal?
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Completely normal. Your car isn't the only one in the shop.
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pays 3.5 hours or so...
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