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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello all, I would like to know how many hours of labor and parts cost should be charged to replace the valley pan gasket, upper timing case gaskets,both power steering cooler lines and power steering line from the pump to reservior. I know its not inexpensive but I would like to think Im being...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I replaced the CCV - when I removed the intake manifold I discovered a rubber grommet laying on top of my valley pan. Not sure where it goes at this time. If this part looks familiar please let me know. Thanks
  3. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    My 2007 750Li is leaking coolant. I took it to my local BMW dealer, Gebhardt in Boulder, and they are telling me my crossover tube and valley pan are leaking. They want $1350 to replace the valley pan gasket, $2445 to replace the crossover tube (using AGA replacement tube) and $665 to replace...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So when do the expensive Knock Sensors crap out? At what mileage? Also bmw or OEM (what brand) Share your experience. I am currently doing a big job (timing chain/valley pan/cooling system). I recall coming across a few posts on knock sensors. Are these bound to fail? If so? When? I would hate...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    After discussion I got myself psyched up to do the job. I just finished another successful repair on my E53 so now onto the monster job. I am going to be replacing the Timing Chain Guides, Vanos, Valley Pan Gasket, CCV, OSV, and whatever else I find while there. I have read bobdmacs post many...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Since Bluebee is so good in being the gather of all information, I would like her assistance in starting a thread on the various ways to deal with Valley Pan gasket sealing, and how well each method works. So far I see three methods: 1. New valley pan. Either new style BMW OEM or the much...
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  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have an 03' 540it (m62 motor) with 85k miles and have had some leakage issues common to this motor. Here is what I plan on doing and am looking for advice on what else to tackle "while I am in there"... Serpentine Belts Valley Pan Gasket (reusing old pan and using Permatex Grey to form...
  9. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi :) everybody, i have a quick question. Im about to replace the valley pan due to a coolant leak and i need to know how many lbs of torque should be applied to the bolts on the valley pan and the bolts on the intake manifold?
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 2003 540i/6 and it needs a valley pan. what is the most complete parts shopping list since I have found several. Should I replace the water pump? I recently did the valve cover gaskets so they are good.
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