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      01-12-2015, 10:49 PM   #1
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Dealer OFH + VC Gasket? UPDATED

No, I don't want to do it myself.
And my indy gave me a great price on he valve cover gasket, but is about same price for OFH gasket as the dealer.
Dealer will give me loaner, and I have a $100 coupon.

Anyway, will the dealer flush my coolant as the standard of changing the OFH gasket?

Is about a $450-500 job, so I would hope so...

UPDATE:

OK so the dealer is actually giving me a good price to do BOTH the OFH and valve cover gaskets for $1100... seems good to me since they originally quoted about $980 for the valve cover gasket alone, and $1100 is literally the same price my BMW indy shop quoted me.

Now my question is, does the oil or coolant need to be changed when these are performed?
I asked the dealer about the coolant, and of course they said "no, the coolant will not be changed"
...but should it be?

What about the engine oil after doing the valve cover gasket?

Pardon my ignorance.
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Idk if the dealer will change coolant too...

But for a coolant change, oil change, the ofh gasket, copper sealant and new bolts my total was still less than $100.

I vote DIY
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Idk if the dealer will change coolant too...

But for a coolant change, oil change, the ofh gasket, copper sealant and new bolts my total was still less than $100.

I vote DIY
I would if I had a lift and or proper tools...

I have done some stuff myself like my brakes, but at the end of the day I'll pay for the convenience and an afternoon of not cursing at my car and busting my knuckles up.
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It's not that bad. I learned a lot. Make sure you don't have a crack in the valve cover.
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