Valve Cover for BMW X Series E71 (2008-2014)

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The valve cover is responsible for sealing the internal workings of the engines' top end. Most vehicles require a replacement gasket at some point or another and newer models have plastic valve covers that get brittle and crack with age.

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Genuine BMW Valve cover gasket - 11127587804
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T#:31515
Part#: 11127587804
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Genuine BMW Profile-Gasket
Genuine BMW N55 Valve Cover - 11127570292 (includes gasket)
Genuine BMW - Corporate Logo
T#:31463
Part#: 11127570292
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$439.79
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A cracked valve cover can cause a myriad of problems none of which are inexpensive. A simple oil leak may prove nothing more than a driveway nuisance; however, the damage that can occur as a result of low oil do more to drain the wallet. A small vacuum leak may cause only a minor hesitation but the reduced efficiency means less mpg's and more trips to the pump. This factory replacement valve cover will get you back on the road and ensure a solid and tight seal along the top end of the engine. 
When doing any sort of repair or maintenance there is no replacement for genuine factory parts. Turner Motorsport carries the Genuine BMW brand with pride and has the parts you need to complete your next project with confidence.


Genuine BMW Cylinder Head Cover -
This item fits the following BMW Chassis:
E71,E82,E90,E92,E93,F06,F10,F12,F13,F15,F16,F22,F25 X3,F26 X4,F30,F32,F33,F34,F36

Fits BMW Engines including:
N55
 

 

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Genuine BMW Valve Cover Kit - E82 135i/1M, E9X 335i, E60 535i, E71 X6 35iX, E89 Z4 N54
Genuine BMW - Corporate Logo
T#:12891
Part#: 11127565284
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$398.95
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  • All-in-one valve cover overhaul
  • Preventative replacement saves time and trouble later on
  • Includes new oil separator and check valve systems
  • Replace valve cover gaskets before a leak becomes worse
  • Replace valve cover before it cracks

BMW equipped the twin-turbo N54 engine with a plastic, not metal, valve cover (like with its N51 and N52 cousins). As we have seen over time the plastic can crack which leads to oil leaks, excessive oil blow-by, vacuum leaks, poor running, and other issues. Unfortunately, it's not just the gasket that needs periodic replacement but the entire valve cover itself. This kit includes a new valve cover, gaskets, and hardware. The valve cover also incorporates the oil separator and check valves which are not a replaceable item on its own. So a complete valve cover replacement will tackle multiple problem areas at once.

Cracked Valve Cover. The plastic used for the N54 valve cover is thin and weak in certain spots. This makes it prone to hairline or larger cracks that will leak oil and cause vacuum leaks. You might also notice rough running especially at idle and fault codes for fuel trim. Often a technician will go looking for a failed ignition coil, spark plug, or failed vacuum hose on the engine. But without a fault code to assist in diagnosis this can often mean wasted time and money. A cracked valve cover is a new problem area that many techs don't think to check. And the problems are more prevalent on modifed engines running more boost.

Oil Separator/Crankcase Vent. BMW integrated the oil separator system into the valve cover on these later engines. An internal manifold creates a cyclone effect and centrifugal force separates vapor from the liquid oil. The liquid oil is supposed to drain through the valve cover and back to the oil pan while the remaining vapor is burned up during combustion. It's a very efficient and environmentally-friendly design with very few moving parts. Unfortuntely it's not perfect and eventually the internal passageways will become clogged. This problem is made worse in cars that have short drive cycles, sit for long periods of time, do not have frequent oil changes, do not see regular runs to redline, and cars in freezing climates. If the engine never reaches optimal operating temp the oil remains in liquid form or becomes sludge. This is bad news for the entire engine, leading to excessive oil blow-by, fouled spark plugs, rough running and misfires and even premature failure of catalytic converters and oxygen sensors. Since the oil separator system in the valve cover is not available on its own, and cleaning it is nearly impossible, the complete replacement of the valve cover is the only option. Other oil vent tubes and vacuum hoses are also recommended to get replaced at the same time.

Valve Cover Gaskets. As with any rubber part, failures occur when the rubber becomes dry and brittle. The pliable rubber no longer forms a seal between the cylinder head and valve cover where it will develop an oil leak. Valve cover gaskets that leak can allow oil to seep into the spark plug holes and contaminate ignition coil boots and plugs. That can lead to rough running and misfires. A new valve cover includes new gaskets.

All new hardware is included to avoid re-using and over-tightening the original bolts (they have a very low torque rating).

Replacement requires accessing the rear of the engine with a lot of the upper plastic shrouding removed. The metal fuel line must also be removed and disconnected from the fuel injectors. Professional installation is encouraged if you have never done this kind of work before. Serious DIY types should have a Bentley Service Manual to use which greatly explains the process. You may also want to combine this work with the oil filter housing gasket replacement.

There is no maintenance or replacement interval for the N54 valve cover. However, we have seen cracks and other failures in the 50,000-90,000 mile range. Our best advice is to plan on a major top end overhaul around the 70-80,000 mile mark. There's no mechanical downside to replacing it as prevention and it will make the engine run better and last longer.

This item fits the following BMWs (with twin turbo N54 engine):
2008-2010 E82 BMW 135i
2011 E82 BMW 1M Coupe
2007-2010 E90 BMW 335i 335xi 335i xDrive - Sedan
2007-2010 E92 BMW 335i 335is 335xi 335i xDrive - Coupe
2007-2010 E93 BMW 335i - Convertible
2007-2010 E60 BMW 535i 535xi 535i xDrive
2008-2010 E71 BMW X6 xDrive35i
2009-2010 Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive35i Z4 sDrive35is
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Elring Valve Cover Gasket Set - N55 3.0L
Elring - Corporate Logo
T#:399889
Part#: 11127587804
Direct Ship, Expected Ship Date: Aug 4, 2021
$28.90
$28.90
If there is a large amount of oil on the sides of the engine or if you can smell burning oil, chances are it's a bad valve cover gasket. The gasket fails and allows oil to seep down onto the side of the engine and other parts causing a mess and reducing the amount of oil in your engine. This replacement gasket from Elring is perfect to prevent any further oil leaks.
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N54 Valve Cover
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T#:399428
Part#: 11127565284
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$234.95
$234.95
With more than 4,000 European vehicle replacement parts, URO is no stranger to the market. Superior metal stock and extremely strict quality control are at the forefront of URO’s agenda and it shows as they become the OE supplier for more and more car companies every single day.
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Genuine BMW Valve Cover Gasket - Cylinders 1-4 - N63 4.4L
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T#:31446
Part#: 11127566288
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$34.13
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