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    Valve cover + lower oil pan gaskets

    Suffering from a bad oil leak as well as a stripped drain plug. I'm going to do a much needed valve cover gasket replacement and drop the oil pan tomorrow. I called BMW of Towson and they told me the gaskets would cost me around $125. Turnermotorsports.com has everything I need for about $50, but the kicker is I have to wait for them to be delivered. I would really like to do it tomorrow with my free day so I can drive the car ASAP, so does anyone know anywhere else that would supply gaskets for a '98 540i at reasonable prices? Would advanced auto have it in stock, or is there maybe a quality garage? Thanks for the help. Also, feel free to post any tips on doing the job itself. It'll be my first time removing the engine cover

    Edit: called benchmark motors. They can have it today for $102.
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    Did you try any of our sponsors? Most give CCA discounts and some are open tomorrow in case you need other parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseto View Post
    Did you try any of our sponsors? Most give CCA discounts and some are open tomorrow in case you need other parts.
    I actually ran up a tab with benchmark. I figure if they're leaking there'll be oil in the plugs, so they got me a set of new plugs, a filter, and pointed me towards Walmart for new oil. They know I'm a poor college kid and gave me a nice bmwcca discount. I'll have to look at the sponsors locations for next time. I wasn't aware of them. Today's paycheck went directly into my engine bay :'(
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOBEAR View Post
    I actually ran up a tab with benchmark. I figure if they're leaking there'll be oil in the plugs, so they got me a set of new plugs, a filter, and pointed me towards Walmart for new oil. They know I'm a poor college kid and gave me a nice bmwcca discount. I'll have to look at the sponsors locations for next time. I wasn't aware of them. Today's paycheck went directly into my engine bay :'(
    You can order online from BMW of Silver Spring and pickup at the shop. It looks lie $76 for a set. Here's the link: http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/199...iagram=1911210

    Maybe benchmark can match the price?

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    You could have ordered a set online through BMW of Silver Spring for $78 and picked it up there.

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