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Default 06-18-2013, 05:39 PM

Yeah it does really suck. Its a bad situation. I am going to make a cap, but it will have a major note saying may damage valve cover... lol. But at least it is a solution for those in this massive bind. I hate not having a solid answer for these guys, but it is what it is for now...

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Damn i feel for those who overtightened the cap and broke something...really I do. BUT it says to be careful in the first post about putting too much torque into it or you will break the cover or valve cover. When installing this, in this case, less is more.


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Default 06-25-2013, 05:17 AM

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Payment sent!

For the replacement cap issue, could you manufacture something but charge a premium to help recoup your R&D? If I understand right, to fix the rare crack issue it would require a new valve cover + gasket (might as well put a new one on if your pulling the cover). This would be around $400 without labor...

With a replacement cap you would not need to pull the cover right? I would say you could sell this cap for $200 to those few in need. Some might think this is a rip off for a cap but those who find themselves in this spot would more likely see this as a cost savings!

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Default 06-25-2013, 06:07 AM

I'm not big on gouging like that. Agree though it may take a very long time until I get into the "green" with them at the rate they will sell. Should have them ready in a couple weeks, and my guestimate is that they'll likely be around $50 bare aluminum or $60 black anodized, shipped.

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Default 06-25-2013, 06:08 AM

Guys, sand the cracked cap very well and use JB Weld. It will work fine plastic or not. I've heard of engine blocks repaired with JB Weld. And I have been using it for 20 years with no problems at all. Once employed, it's almost as hard as steel. It will stick. It is a 2-part epoxy that you mix 1:1. Apply it all around the cap (careful, not on threads) if that will make you feel better. Let's quit drooling like morons about this problem, and use JB Weld.


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Default 06-25-2013, 06:18 AM

Or, if you don't want to mess with JB-ing it, or want a temporary fix before Rob's aluminum replacement cap arrives, use JB Weld and wait for the new cap from Rob. He's a square shooter.


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Default 06-25-2013, 06:25 AM

I'm with OB as well, have seen some crazy stuff be held together by JB Weld. Not quite ideal and something I'd not personally prefer to use long term (provided there's another sound and affordable solution), but some patience during application should get you out of a bind in the interim.


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Default 06-25-2013, 06:42 AM

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I'm not big on gouging like that. Agree though it may take a very long time until I get into the "green" with them at the rate they will sell. Should have them ready in a couple weeks, and my guestimate is that they'll likely be around $50 bare aluminum or $60 black anodized, shipped.

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Default 06-25-2013, 07:11 AM

I'm kind of hoping that will happen- that some people may want it just for a safety back up or that some others just because it's aluminum so may look cooler. But if people only buy it based on need, it will easily take upward of 5 years to come out even. haha.

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Default 06-25-2013, 09:11 AM

I bit the bullet and purchased a new valve cover. At least now I can follow the DIY for changing my valve gaskets too as I have 58K. Just remember people, DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
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Default 06-25-2013, 09:35 AM

I've heard of many cases of defective/cracked valve covers... If your old one is good it may have some value. But yeah that gasket replacement is pretty critical as well, very well known to go bad. It should be standard to replace as the oil filter housing goes... Since they are practically the same thing and are exposed to the same conditions on a particular vehicle.


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Can someone please help me? I cannot seem to find this part on GETBMWparts.com. I believe it's called the check valve but I must be wrong because I cannot find a part#.
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Can someone please help me? I cannot seem to find this part on GETBMWparts.com. I believe it's called the check valve but I must be wrong because I cannot find a part#.
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Thank you sir
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Default 07-03-2013, 07:47 AM

The PN is in the first post of this thread.
"Just to note the OEM BMW Check valve hose part # is 11157553949"

It is about $25 from Tischer.

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Can someone please help me? I cannot seem to find this part on GETBMWparts.com. I believe it's called the check valve but I must be wrong because I cannot find a part#.


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Default 07-03-2013, 08:04 AM

BTW guys, only 1 PCV left already! Have had another 60 on order, hopefully they dont take another couple months!


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Default 07-03-2013, 12:05 PM

It is yours. Should go out tomorrow. For anyone else pray there is no backorder again!

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Default 07-20-2013, 04:31 AM

Hi Rob, still no sign of my valve over a month later. Any chance of getting a tracking number please?
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Please PM me the date you sent payment and also include confirmation of the paypal address you sent payment to... (spent about an hour looking through all my slips the other day in a similar issue only to find out they had sent the paypal to the wrong address). Once I have this info I can get the tracking, just takes a while as I have lots of papers to go through for this information.

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Hi Rob, still no sign of my valve over a month later. Any chance of getting a tracking number please?


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Default 07-20-2013, 05:39 AM

Hi Rob, PM sent with details. Thanks
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Any news on the cap
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Default 07-20-2013, 11:08 AM

No good news yet, I've been slave driving the machine shop and that keeps getting pushed back.


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Default 07-20-2013, 11:27 AM

Well I can pay for it now so when it is done you can just ship it out to me. Let me know...
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Default 07-20-2013, 11:56 AM

Ill bump this thread when it's done. Won't have pricing until all is complete.


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Default 07-20-2013, 12:42 PM

Ok pm me when you get it and i will send it over, because I havent gotten anything for it since we last spoke...
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