I learned my lesson and bit the bullet with an OE valve cover. I don’t normally pay that sort of a premium on parts - but, in this case, it matters.I have read about people having problems with aftermarket covers. Seems some come warped from the factory. It might just be that you got one of those.
Yeah I agree this car definitely has its laundry list of "Issues" that seem to constantly need tending to... I've done more general maintenance on this truck than I've done on any before it... I'm just grateful to be able to perform almost all of it myself... Haven't had anything come up I couldn't do yet... And by laundry list.. I meanWell, let's face it, BMW do have "off days" and so do their suppliers. I know I had two covers done recently and I went OE for both. When I worked on my vehicles back in the day I always liked a little gasket goop to help mate everything together. Never had a leak. I cannot explain why a modern expensive car should have so many gasket failure problems unless it is to generate revenue for dealers. Hope it all goes back together for you without leaks or other problems.
Yeah, that shop likely did not prime the oil system. Generally, people are so very stupid - it is amazing many of these shops can stay in business. right?!Well I left my wife's X5 with an indy to do OFHG, OCG & VC &G back in November 2020. There were other small things but nothing too complex. We got the X back nearly 6 months later with a rebuilt motor. "Something" went wrong. We are still chasing small annoying issues like all the power steering hoses needing to be replaced. Now it is going to another guy I know to have the exhaust/front end checked to find out what the rattle is that we did not have before. I'm glad I did not have to pay for the engine.
Agree. The driving makes it all worthwhile.