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      04-08-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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What brand gaskets to use?

The E60 board doesn't seem to get too much attention, so I figured I'd post here for quicker results. My car is a 2010 535i with the M-Sport package.

I'm needing to change my oil filter housing gasket soon and I'm looking at the different gaskets out there. Are the factory ones the best or are they all pretty much the same or is one of the aftermarket brands better? I figure the factory gasket can't be that great if it's failing at 75k miles or less.

I'm also thinking of changing out the oil cooler gasket, unless that one usually doesn't go bad. Any advice?
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      04-15-2015, 02:39 AM   #2
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I'd change out the cooler gasket since you'll already have the housing off. I've used both elring and oem and they appear to be the same quality. Neither has failed after replacement and I'm about 30k removed. Hope that helps.
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Most people go OEM and claim quality, but the OEM gaskets fail all the time so get whatever ones fit in my opinion. Can't be any worse quality than OEM. I've never had a car that leaked so much at 70k. BMW makes shitty gaskets is all I can say.
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I did my OFHG about an year ago and then again about 2 months ago.
The torquing is very important, but I did not want to make it an yearly event so I decided to be sure I get a good seal.

I used Permatex Ultra Copper.
1. place a small amount into the OFH gasket grove.
2. Rub some onto a new Gasket.
3. Place new gasket into grove.
4. Place a small bead on top of fitted gasket.

Place OFH back onto block and thumb tighten only...... Very thumb tight.
Now the instructions say wait for partial cure then torque it to ful.
20 min wait should be enough.
Then torque to spec.

So far 2 months no leak.

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