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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-18-2014, 07:31 PM
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Genuine gaskets

I was wondering if everyone is using genuine gaskets. Its time for valve cover gaskets on my 545. Honestly I'm not happy at all with BMW Genuine valve cover gaskets.

So was thinking about going a different route to an aftermarket brand. I'm not sure who the original gasket manufacturer is for the valve cover gaskets .

I found this gasket kit for 33.90 per side. The manufacture of these gaskets is REINZ.
At this price its very tempting to jump on this kit , compared to 89.26 for genuine gaskets.

Thats 180 bucks compared to 68 bucks, how much worst can these be ? Compared to the crappy genuine ones that don't last very long ,, lol

Well,, I was wondering if any one has used these gaskets .. Cause if they will last as long as the genuine ones,, it makes dollars and sense to go for it , if there is no difference between the two . Besides 110 dollars.. The difference would pay for 8 quarts and a filter for an oil change..

Here is the link,, would like to know what u guys think,, should I go for it and see how long they last ? I reckon it cant be any worse than genuine gaskets ,, heck they might even be better,, lol

http://www.bmaparts.com/ShopByVehicl...et+Set&mode=PA
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:38 PM
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Hey Bro, here is the kit my buddy got:
Gasket set from eBay
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:57 PM
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Hey Bro, here is the kit my buddy got:
Gasket set from eBay
Thanks bro ,, I looked on ebay earlier but didn't find that link. Its the same manufacture REINZ and 4 bucks cheaper even.
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