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    Didn't realize a direct injection vcg was that much more involved or different of a job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathTrap View Post
    Yep, direct injection problems...One of my FB friends has a Chevy Cruze that she spent over 1k+ for a VC gasket.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Didn't realize a direct injection vcg was that much more involved or different of a job.
    Are you talking about valve covers or valve cover gaskets? I can see a valve cover costing a lot, but a valve cover gasket is relatively trivial.
    Fredo said he has to replace the valve cover. It sure is an expensive part from BMW (over $400-500).
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    Are you talking about valve covers or valve cover gaskets? I can see a valve cover costing a lot, but a valve cover gasket is relatively trivial.
    Fredo said he has to replace the valve cover. It sure is an expensive part from BMW (over $400-500).
    My bad, didn't realize the emphasis on the valve cover. Couldn't wrap my head around a quote this high for a VCG. I know why now.
    Carry on
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Two issues to report : (1) Blown speaker on the passenger front door. I assumed the sound was supposed to slowly deteriorate, but not in this case. For now, I'm only listening to the left speakers until I have chance to troubleshoot some more.

    (2) The valve cover is leaking. The car has 84k miles. At first, I could smell burning oil. Then smoke from the engine compartment started to show. I have an appt to replace the valve cover on Monday Feb-18. I stopped driving the car until then.
    An appointment? What is this appointment crap you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Didn't realize a direct injection vcg was that much more involved or different of a job.
    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    Are you talking about valve covers or valve cover gaskets? I can see a valve cover costing a lot, but a valve cover gasket is relatively trivial.
    Fredo said he has to replace the valve cover. It sure is an expensive part from BMW (over $400-500).
    Mainly because the injectors also have to be removed. I just had to double check that they are mounted on the VC for the N54/55 motors and they are.

    Honestly, I think my friend, well not friend more like previous associate, just got shafted. I tried to do a search on that generation motor, but I lost interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    An appointment? What is this appointment crap you speak of?

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    Well, my Indy asked to be notified in advance when I plan to drop off the car. I said Monday Feb 18 because that's a holiday (presidents day) and I will be off from work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Well, my Indy asked to be notified in advance when I plan to drop off the car. I said Monday Feb 18 because that's a holiday (presidents day) and I will be off from work.
    Lol.... No problem my friend

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