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Default 12-09-2012, 12:49 AM

Great DIY with a very clear and easy instructions! I see the torque setting for the valve cover bolts is 7 ft lbs, but what about the fuel rail?
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Default 12-09-2012, 01:10 AM

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Great DIY with a very clear and easy instructions! I see the torque setting for the valve cover bolts is 7 ft lbs, but what about the fuel rail?
I thought I posted those, I will get them....MAKE sure you put the bolts in first....do NOT connect any thing to the rails....the fuel rail bolt holes strip so easy and any tension could result in this...hand tighten all the way down first.


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Default 12-09-2012, 10:59 AM

I forgot to mention, what is the torque setting for the fuel rail fittings?
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Default 11-19-2013, 06:13 PM

The 26 bolts seem like they can be reused. Is that also true for the other 5?


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Default 11-19-2013, 07:49 PM

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The 26 bolts seem like they can be reused. Is that also true for the other 5?
I reused all of them and no issues.


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Default 12-27-2013, 11:22 AM

This is going to be my first 2014 repair on the N54... Thanks for the DIY. What size socket do you need for the 26 ASA bolt? Can you just use a regular HEX socket of do you have to use a special socket?

There is a video I found on Youtube with some good advice. It saves some time by not having to completely remove the fuel rail.


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Default 04-28-2014, 12:11 PM

Did the OFH gasket last weekend. Removed the intake manifold with no trouble. This cylinder head gasket is my next. Ordering Rob's PCV also. Great diy. Thank you.


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Question DIY Valve Cover Gasket - 09-13-2015, 03:36 PM

Think I messed up, nobody's fault but mine I should have done more research. I took the word of youtube and a representative at a major corporate auto parts store. So, I replaced VCG but I also used a silicone sealant as well. Looked into manual and it also said to use a light bead of sealant. I didn't use any when I did the OFHG(oil filter housing gasket), so know I'm wondering if I'm going to do major damage to engine by putting a little bead of sealant on with new gasket?
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Default 05-14-2017, 04:07 AM

Jmvoss - How did you make out? I did the same as I saw couple nicks either they were there or I did it while cleaning the surface on the engine. Now I have a leak that collect on the silver Shield near the vacuum lines. I used Permatex Ultra Black. Thin bead only at the bottom length wise.
The valve cover thoroughly cleaned clearing all the passages and also replaced with RB PCV.
The bolts were torqued three times starting in the center in cross pattern starting in the center. First two times were done using extension & fingers. As I didn't have a torque wrench that went that low. I gently snugged them as I had done on my 2003 e46.


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Default 05-15-2017, 01:33 AM

Great DIY! I have 60K miles on mine. Other than visibly seeing oil leaks, what symptoms typically indicate that the valve cover gasket needs to be replaced? What benefits arise by cleaning the valve cover?


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