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Old 09-06-2004, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im sure this has already been posted many times before, but i can't find it. oh well. any kind of round about head gasket replacement cost(east coast)? it can probably wait a while, but my e-36 is like my balls. gotta take care of your balls.
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It's a valve cover gasket. If you can change your oil wtih your dominant hand tied behind your back, you can change it yourself.
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my e-36 is like my balls. gotta take care of your balls.
Thats the greatest analogy I've ever heard...

Yes.. buy a Valve Cover Gasket kit.. replace it... and you should be fine.. That kit should come with O-rings too.... Werd!

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I agree with replacing the Valve Cover Gasket

but on a side note ... i thought some oil in that area around the spark plugs was perfectly natural. I recall reading that in the instructional on how to change your spark plugs on pelicanparts.com

i believe it said that some oil in there is perfectly natural.

any insight on that?
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JUST had the same problem.... Valve cover gasket fixed it easily, plus, while your in there, degrease your valve cover, if you really want you can paint it as well!
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It's not normal. They say that it doesn't seem to affect performance.
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Old 09-07-2004, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks. i meant valve cover gasket. it still runs like a champ, though.
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im sure this has already been posted many times before, but i can't find it. oh well. any kind of round about head gasket replacement cost(east coast)? it can probably wait a while, but my e-36 is like my balls. gotta take care of your balls.
If you buy the gaskets from Pelican, be aware that the Spark Plug Gaskets don't come with the Valve Cover Gaskets.

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Old 09-08-2004, 10:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just replaced my valve cover gasket a few weeks ago. Pretty straight forward since I use the DIY from Pelicanparts.com. I went to the dealer and got the valve cover gasket which included the spark plug gaskets. I paid around $39. While I was in there, I replaced the plugs too .
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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that's the plan- i just replaced the plugs when i found out there was oil in 'em. but i'll do it again if i got to. the set is on its way from bav auto. until then it's parked. ghead
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