E46 Valve Cover Grommets
The most common question around the forums is, should I replace the 15 E46 valve cover grommets?, the answer is “It depends”, specially if you’re already doing the valve cover gasket project, and you don’t want to have to come back and do this step twice. Continue reading “E46 Valve Cover Grommets”
Chances are if you’re doing your BMW E46 VCG repair for the first time, you’re looking for a good quality video that can help you through the process. Continue reading “10 Good Quality E46 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Videos”
I didn’t want to beat a dead horse on E46valvecover.com since it’s all over the interwebs, but I had to because I know someone that hasn’t seen this video yet in the E46 community will enjoy.
In this video, BMW highlights the E46 M3 in their BMW Youtube channel.
As most of you will agree, this was the best era of E46, and the M3. This video also talks about the M3 CSL, the powerful sibling that any E46 enthusiast would love to have. Continue reading “VIDEO: The BMW M3 (E46) film. Everything about the third generation BMW M3”
If you own an E46 you know that eventually you’ll have replace your E46 valve cover gasket, if you haven’t already done it.
In this article I’ve put together a similar post to the genuine E46 valve cover article I first wrote on E46valvecover.com. Continue reading “E46 Valve Cover Gasket”
There’s probably over 500,000 E46s on the road today, and due to the historical problems E46 engines have with valve cover gasket leaks, many BMW owners replace their VC. Luckily, there’s no shortage of places of where to buy E46 valve covers. Continue reading “Where to Buy E46 Valve Covers”
Think you have an E46 warped valve cover that is leaking? It’s not uncommon for a BMW 3-series between 1999-2006 to show this symptom. Being that these vehicles as of today are between 10-17 years old and have about 150k-255k+ miles.
Because of this common issue with BMW E46 valve covers, sometimes it can go misdiagnosed and cause people to do a complete VCG repair, and ignoring the real problem. Continue reading “Warped E46 Valve Cover? Or Just a VCG Repair?”
While searching around the interwebs for E46 valve cover gasket torque specs, I couldn’t find something that’s really easy to read, so I found a good source that you can use as the main Torque Specs Cheat Sheet.
Continue reading “E46 Valve Cover Gasket Torque Specs”
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Where to Buy
One of the most common places for BMW E46s to leak oil is from the valve cover. Model for 1999 thru 2006 suffered from this issue. If you have an oil leak down the exhaust side or front of your engine, it’s likely you need to replace your valve cover or your gasket.
When the valve cover gasket leaks, it can create quite a mess and seem much worse than it is. Engine oil can also leak into spark plug hole in the cylinder head, contaminating the ignition coil boot.
If you find a crack, you will have to replace valve cover. Continue reading “Genuine BMW E46 Valve Cover”
BMW OEM Part Number: 11 12 1 432 928 (11 12 1 432 928)
This BMW replacement part is engineered specifically for M54 BMWs’s engine specifications in order to provide you with exact fit for your model and proper function for top performance. Continue reading “OEM Part Number 11 12 1 432 928 (11121432928) E46 Valve Cover”
OEM Genuine BMW: 11 12 7 512 839 (11127512839)
This BMW replacement part is engineered specifically for M54 BMWs’s engine specifications in order to provide you with exact fit for your model and proper function for top performance. Continue reading “OEM Genuine BMW 11 12 7 512 839 (11127512839) E46 Valve Cover”