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      04-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #133
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all I can say that all of the cars I had either came with a leaky valve cover gasket or started to leak 2-3 months after lol, this one no exception, it came with the leak, but as it wasn't that bad, I've waited and waited, and now 2 years later lol, doesn't leak more than before, so crossing my fingers, but yeah I'll have to replace it pretty soon haha, I usually don't let things like that just be, but I freaking hate valve cover gaskets, every freaking car! I had it !


Edit: And btw., it shouldn't be that expensive, meaning gasket + bolts <100$ + 2.5 hours of work, so even at 100$ that's 250$, 350$ with material, I don't change it because it pisses me off, but I don't get it how people are getting quoted 1000$ lol
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      04-29-2014, 03:52 PM   #134
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Just changed mine. Took about 3hrs taking my time. Totally not a $1000 job. What a joke lol.
Just follow one of the DIY and do it yourself.
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Yeah, that price is just insane, plain and simple.
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Have to attempt this on a friends 328xi next week 2007 w/65k miles, Just surprised at these basic issues that go wrong on these cars..
For superior engineering they have a ton of issues that alot of the other basic cars dont have to well over 100k miles.

You would think over the years they would have this crap figured out.
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