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Valve Cover Gasket Overhaul Kit - E9X 328i, E60 528i, E83 X3 3.0i/si, E70 X5 3.0si, E85 Z4 3.0i/3.0si

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Not only will this kit stop most E90 oil leaks, it's the perfect addition for ignition coil or spark plug replacement! Oil leaks - and the damage they can cause - seem to be the worst annoyances on these cars. The biggest source of an oil leak is from the valve cover, followed by the oil filter housing, Valvetronic seal, camshaft seals, and the eccentric shaft sensor seal. Once the oil leaks, and if ignored for an extended time, the oil will contaminate vital electrical sensors. This is especially the case with ignition coils and also the eccentric shaft sensor on the Valvetronic shaft at the top of the cylinder head. During any ignition coil and spark plug replacement take a close look inside for any oil pooling at the bottom. We have been seeing valve cover oil leaks as soon as 40,000 miles. We look for oil leaks on every E90 that comes into our shop.

We have put together this package of valve cover gaskets and other related gaskets and seals for you to fully overhaul the N52 valve cover and put a stop to those pesky oil leaks. This package has the replacement parts for N52 engines built from the 2007 model year and includes:

  • 11127582245 - N52 valve cover gasket set
  • 11127552280 - N52 eccentric shaft sensor seal
  • 11127559699 - N52 Valvetronic gasket

2007 and later N51/N52 engines do not need replacement valve cover bolts, unless the bolts are actually broken off or missing. Unlike the 2006 aluminum hardware, the later parts are steel and not 1-time use.

These are all OEM or OE parts. Replacement of these gaskets and seals is straight-forward but a long process. BMW dealers typically charge for over eight hours of labor. If you have replaced spark plugs before you should be capable of this repair. In addition, there are several other parts to replace while you're in the vicinity: camshaft sensor o-rings, oil filter housing profile gasket, VAN0S solenoids, and the eccentric shaft sensor. These other parts, except the eccentric shaft sensor (see below), are replaceable without removing the valve cover but are more easily accessed during the valve cover work.

Eccentric Shaft Sensor: This is the position sensor that relays the eccentric shaft's position back to the DME. It's located at the front of the engine and is only accessible with the valve cover off . The seal around the sensor can fail and allow oil to blow out from under the cam cover. Oil can then leak into the sensor itself and cause it to fail. Without a functioning sensor your E90 can experience poor running, hesitation, poor performance, jerky shifts, and sluggish response. It's easy to check and see if oil has accumulated inside the sensor: unbolt the engine trim cover (the outer cover with the BMW roundel), unplug the sensor, and look inside. If oil is present inside or even around the sensor itself, plan on replacing this sensor during your next ignition coil, spark plug, and/or valve cover gasket work.

This valve cover kit fits the following BMWs:
2008-2012 E82 BMW 128i
2007-2011 E90 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Sedan
2007-2012 E91 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Wagon
2007-2013 E92 BMW 328i 328xi 328i xDrive - Coupe
2007-2013 E93 BMW 328i - Convertible
2007-2010 E60 BMW 528i 528xi 528i xDrive
2011 F10 BMW 528i
2007-2010 E83 BMW X3 3.0i X3 3.0si
2007-2013 E70 BMW X5 3.0si
10/2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 3.0i Z4 3.0si
2009+ Z4 BMW Z4 sDrive30i

Kit Contents

Description Qty
Eccentric Shaft Sensor Seal Plug - E9X, E60, E83, E70, E85 1
Valve Cover Gasket Set - E9x 328i, E82 128i, X3 3.0si, X5 3.0si, Z4 3.0si, 1
Camshaft Adjuster Gasket 1

This Part Fits the Following BMWs

Make Model Submodel Engine
BMW E60 528i N52 3.0L
BMW E60 528xi N52 3.0L
BMW E70 X5 xDrive30i N52 3.0L
BMW E82 128i N52 3.0L
BMW E83 X3 N52 3.0L
BMW E88 128i N52 3.0L
BMW E90 328i N52 3.0L
BMW E90 328xi N52 3.0L
BMW E91 328i N52 3.0L
BMW E91 328xi N52 3.0L
BMW E92 328i N52 3.0L
BMW E92 328xi N52 3.0L
BMW E93 328i N52 3.0L
BMW F10 528i N20 2.0L
BMW F10 528i N52 3.0L
BMW F10 528i xDrive N20 2.0L
BMW Z4 3.0i N52 3.0L
BMW Z4 3.0Si N52 3.0L
BMW Z4 sDrive30i N52 3.0L
*The above product applications have been written by Turner Motorsport. All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of Turner Motorsport. For additional information see the terms of use.
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