Originally Posted by 328ic98
I managed to get the valve cover off, and there is no gaskets in place for the spark plug holes!!!??? No wonder they were leaking! The new gasket set comes in tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. What should I use to clean the inside of the calve cover, and around the edge for the new gasket?
Are you sure?........ the gaskets around the spark plug cylinders are seperate from the actual valve cover gasket.....they are probabaly stuck to inside the valve cover itself, they look as if they are a part of the valve cover itself, but they are not........they shrink up & harden to a plastic like state.....they are there.....just look again! As seen the the link below, with 3 stuck to the head & 3 stuck inside valve cover! Use a stiff scraper.....to clean. Doug's Domain :: BMW Valve Cover Gasket DIY Select Part to View
Valve Cover Gasket Set $22.95
Also need 11121437395 valve cover nut seals. 1 set per car.
DIY Link: Pelican Technical Article: BMW Valve Cover Replacement