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      03-31-2024, 11:17 AM   #3257
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Carbon535i, do not skip replacing P/N 11377502022.

You can replace it even after you complete your work on your valve cover if you did not get this gasket.

This item almost never seals correctly, or fails shortly after valve cover R&R. When and if it fails to seal, it will cause more problems than what the part is worth ($11).
Thank you for the heads up, i changed that part with a new gasket from Elring and also replaced the screws. The cover originally came with a gasket but to be sure of quality i used a whole new gasket set before installing.
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      04-06-2024, 08:15 PM   #3258
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Welp. Iíll start off by saying last night and today was a total fail. Last night I decided to install my g-plus intercooler but to no avail I couldnít get the passenger side hose back on. I had the stock intercooler out in 35 minutes in my garage on jackstands, which I was pretty proud of. I had the new intercooler in position about 20 minutes later and had the driver side pipe in 10 minutes are that. I then struggled for the next 2 hours trying to get the passenger side one fully seated. I tried silicon spray, taking the hose of the turbo for more room and countless other things. I then took the it back off the car and removed both hoses to install it on the intercooler off the car and it still wouldnít fit. Wrapped it up for the night and then the next morning worked on getting the stock one back in place. Somehow the stock intercooler slipped out of the channel it stays in and crushed my ac condenser. I felt pretty loopy after that. All the refrigerant purged in my garage. Today was fucked.
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      04-06-2024, 08:16 PM   #3259
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Also anyone used CSF? They are a great brand but just seems cheap! Added the OE option too.
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      04-06-2024, 08:53 PM   #3260
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Added yellow Lamin-x to the fog lights.
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      04-07-2024, 06:39 PM   #3261
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Started to put her back together.
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Also anyone used CSF? They are a great brand but just seems cheap! Added the OE option too.
CSF is a good brand.
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      04-08-2024, 12:21 PM   #3263
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Started to put her back together.
What did ya do?
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      04-08-2024, 12:22 PM   #3264
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CSF is a good brand.
I went ahead and got the CSF. We shall see how long itíll take to get here. Iím just glad I have a warranty via FCP Euro. Any idea how much an ac charge is?
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What did ya do?
Changed the valve cover, OFHG, Belt tensioner, idler pulleys and belt. Work got in the way and I didnt have a chance to put everything back together.
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Installed the Ultra racing strut bar when I got off work.
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Received the new engine cover today.
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I gave up on my catch can for now. I didnít like how it was looking in my engine bay and after 1000 miles I only had two drops of oil in the can. I might come back to this DIY eventually. 🫡
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Got the cover on
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I gave up on my catch can for now. I didnít like how it was looking in my engine bay and after 1000 miles I only had two drops of oil in the can. I might come back to this DIY eventually. 🫡
I gave up because I couldn't get the hoses to cross without one being pinched.
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Summer tires on.
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zener...."Summer tires on" with a pile of snow still on the ground....lol....on a more serious note, when you are finished with those Alpina Classic wheels, please plan to ship those to the USA...I'd love to have those on my F10 in the future.

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New condenser is in. I went with CSF and the quality seems superb. Fin density is a little different than stock but isnít too much different. Time to get the AC recharged soon.
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zener...."Summer tires on" with a pile a snow still on the ground....lol....on a more serious note, when you are finished with those Alpina Classic wheels, please plan to ship those to the USA...I'd love to have those on my F10 in the future.
I wonder how much that would cost.
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Nothing special however replaced the front wiper blades using the Trico Diamond 26+18" Set, very pleased they work great! and I share the same front set with my S.O (Honda HRV) so it makes buying them a breeze!
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Today I fixed a stripped bolt hole for the fender to radiator support brace on the passenger side
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Great job Carbon!!! Not your first time that's for sure! Your workmanship really shows!
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I wonder how much that would cost.
Are you selling?

We don't get the B5's over here in the States...and 21" versions on the B7 don't fit the 5 very well....
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