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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:08 PM
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Which Valve Cover Gasket Kit for 2002 M Roadster (S54)???

Can anyone make a good recommendation on a valve cover gasket kit for a 2002 M Roadster (S54)? There's a small leak at the rear, so since I'm replacing the gasket, I'd like to know if there is anything else I should replace/address while I'm doing this job. Does anyone know of a quality kit? I know I'll need replacement bolts too, but I'm wondering if I should address anything else. The car has 42,000 miles. Spark plugs? Any other gaskets or seals?

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Old 03-18-2016, 07:47 AM
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I would just buy OEM BMW parts.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=11_6254

How long have you owned the car and do you know it's history? The spark plugs should have been changed at 25-30K miles and you won't need to replace them, and a valve adjustment should have been done. To replace the valve cover gasket, I would use:
11127832034 QTY 1
11127831271 QTY 1
11127830972 QTY 13
11121437395 QTY 2
07119963129 QTY 2

But, you also need some sealant. The correct sealant is:
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...9/07589062376/

You will need it in the rear as the 4 corners of the half-moons in the gasket and also at the front where the casting has seams.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:56 PM
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Thank you, JonM!
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:31 PM
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JonM, quick question. Where do 07119963129 QTY 2 (gasket rings) go? I could not locate them on the diagram you provided (link). That part number is found on a crank case ventilation/oil separator and on a fuel filter/pressure regulator.

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