In Reply to: Re: 8n head gasket posted by doug on December 01, 2017 at 09:57:59:
Don't look me up. I researched what was required to get the valve cover off and promptly made an appointment with the poor guy that works at my local garage. It was his first one and he was not a happy camper when I picked it up two days later. He was even less happy when I told him my 335i needed the same work and I would be bringing it by in the near future.
The job is bad enough but the 18 aluminum valve cover bolts are non-reuse and you have to by new ones - only available from BMW @ $5+ each. Might as well do the $150 eccentric shaft position sensor while they are in there because it will start wicking oil internally and self destruct sometime in the first 100K. That is what necessitated the job on the 328i and it's right about 70k and just barely out of the 100k / 5 year CPO warranty....