Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - How do you identify failing valve cover gasket or CCV?
View Single Post
Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 AM
Jason5driver's Avatar
Jason5driver Jason5driver is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Middle of a corn field
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,673
Mein Auto: E39 hamster w/ pin-wheel
Originally Posted by superwashcycle View Post

Thanks for the great responses, guys.

I've ordered the gasket set, the oil filler seal, and 15 grommets.

Hopefully, I can get this one right.
It's my first time getting into the engine bay under such circumstances.
I'll be going to get the Permatex Red Hi-Temp RTV tomorrow.

One concern of mine was the variation of brands offered by Pelican Parts (I chose them over BavAuto because they got down to brand specificity).

I picked the Victor Reinz brand parts.

What's the general consensus about the quality of that brand?

I've seen anything from "it's great, it's OEM" to "15k later, I had to do the job again."
Victor Reinz is the OEM manufacturer for the Valve Cover gasket.
You are fine.


Real OEM link:
Set of profile gaskets
Qty: 1
From 09/2002
Part number: 11 1 20 030 496
Price: $38.45

Last edited by Jason5driver; 10-01-2012 at 10:38 AM.
Reply With Quote