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: New Member 1994 530i Valley Pan Gasket Question

10-20-2008, 09:43 AM
I am a new member and have owned a 1994 530i for about 5 years. It had 85,000 miles on when I bought it and currentely has 160,000. It has been a great car without any major problems. Several months ago it began losing cooling fluid. Now it is leaking heavily at the rear of the engine. From doing some research, it seems like it is the Valley Pan Gasket. After being quoted $1,200 to replace it, I joined this forum and bought a Bentley service Manula for the 5 Series (1989 -1995). But, the manula does not really cover replacing the Valley Pan Gasket and I have not been able to find help with the Valley Pan Gasket for the 1994 530i on the forum.

Can anyone be of help? How difficult is the replacement? Any special tools required?