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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:11 AM
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Valve cover question

im running obd1 if i switch to the obd2 valve cover is it better and can i paint the obd2 cover??

i didnt like the backside of my obd1 cover thats why im asking. its not flush should i sand it or jusst get the obd2 one.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:05 AM
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Neither is better than the other. If you swap you have to change coils as well and no you cannot paint the OBD2 cover.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:21 AM
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ok thank you, switching coils is enough a reason to keep this one cause their expensive.

what should i do to the roughness in the back side like in the pic
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what do you mean by 'roughness'???



the material and casting process is what gives the covers their textured composition, but should be machined flat and smooth (iirc) to mate with the head.

with a gasket, of course.....




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Old 04-25-2014, 07:37 PM
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I'd have it sand blasted and powder coated. You can see in my signature that's what I had done with mine.
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I'd have it sand blasted and powder coated. You can see in my signature that's what I had done with mine.
this. ftw!!!



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