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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 PM
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I have a 2003 745 Li and have had an oil leak on the passenger side in the front for quite some time, I have changed the oil pressure switch, vacuum pump seal, and now it appears to be the timing cover. My question is can the cover gasket be changed without removing the valve cover?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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I have a 2003 745 Li and have had an oil leak on the passenger side in the front for quite some time, I have changed the oil pressure switch, vacuum pump seal, and now it appears to be the timing cover. My question is can the cover gasket be changed without removing the valve cover?
Yes, but usually you do it together with valve cover gasket.
Simply remove 4 front bolts from the valve cover and remove that upper timing chain cover. Put it back in and make sure not to damage vcg.
It's not correct way, but it worked
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:30 AM
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If you don't remove the valve cover you will have to be very careful not to damage the valve cover gasket. It will be easier to do with it removed.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:59 AM
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i'm trying my best to avoid the Valve Cover Gasket completely, I have seen many post stating its a PITA
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