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      04-10-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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after market valve cover ?

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-vaico-pa...SABEgJkHPD_BwE


Has anyone tried this valve cover or any reviews about this

Should I just save up for a oem or this one is fine or ??
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      04-11-2018, 11:22 AM   #2
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I would get oem bmw, from my experience vaico parts are close but not exact.
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      04-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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No experience or feedback here either. I'd stick with the OEM too. OEM tends to last about 50K miles. I don't think aftermarket would last any longer that's made of plastic (and potentially inferior plastic).
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      04-13-2018, 03:20 PM   #4
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Now my car is a 2013 but i just ordered the one from Bimmerworld!!! My OEM lasted under 50K. Save your money get the aftermarket part!
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      04-13-2018, 03:22 PM   #5
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Now my car is a 2013 but i just ordered the one from Bimmerworld!!! My OEM lasted under 50K. Save your money get the aftermarket part!
Would you mind sending me the link to that one plz
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      04-17-2018, 08:07 AM   #6
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http://www.bimmerworld.com/Valve-Cov...-M2-M235i.html

There you go!!
I actually found it on rock auto for a little less and they matched the price for me. I just needed to send them the link from Rock Auto.

Sorry this took a while!!!
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http://www.bimmerworld.com/Valve-Cov...-M2-M235i.html

There you go!!
I actually found it on rock auto for a little less and they matched the price for me. I just needed to send them the link from Rock Auto.

Sorry this took a while!!!
Hey thanks dude
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      04-30-2018, 09:59 AM   #8
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Any update on the Viaco part did you end up going OEM? What did you think?
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Any update on the Viaco part did you end up going OEM? What did you think?
I still haven't got it

but I am thinking of getting that one

Instead of oem

I'll do an update once I buy it and check the quality of the part
Fitment etc.
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I still haven't got it

but I am thinking of getting that one

Instead of oem

I'll do an update once I buy it and check the quality of the part
Fitment etc.
Couldn't hold off any longer. I spoke with the ECS Tuning guys this morning and they said they have sold hundreds of the Viaco VCG and have had nothing but positive feedback. He said that Viaco made solid aftermarket parts and had no issue recommending to me the 200$ cheaper part. I ordered this morning and paid a little extra for 2 day shipping. I am installing this weekend if all goes well. Will update.
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My VCG lasted 180K miles....used aftermarket gasket...I'm at 187K miles and dry, so far.
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      05-13-2018, 12:02 PM   #12
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I generally stay away from Vaico parts in my business...
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I still haven't got it

but I am thinking of getting that one

Instead of oem

I'll do an update once I buy it and check the quality of the part
Fitment etc.
Sorry to revive an old-ish thread, but any update? Ordering parts for mine in the next day or so and would like to save the money if possible.
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I still haven't got it

but I am thinking of getting that one

Instead of oem

I'll do an update once I buy it and check the quality of the part
Fitment etc.
Sorry to revive an old-ish thread, but any update? Ordering parts for mine in the next day or so and would like to save the money if possible.
I'd order from FCP Euro. When it fails again, regardless of brand, they'll replace it for free, forever. Same with a lot of other parts as well.
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      02-07-2019, 02:43 AM   #15
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I still haven't got it

but I am thinking of getting that one

Instead of oem

I'll do an update once I buy it and check the quality of the part
Fitment etc.
Sorry to revive an old-ish thread, but any update? Ordering parts for mine in the next day or so and would like to save the money if possible.
I never bought I ended selling the car I didn't want to deal with a huge headache of buying the part and it wasn't that and it being the turbos or something else

I sold the car
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      02-20-2019, 04:34 PM   #16
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My valve cover gasket lasted 120K. Was replaced by my indy mechanic recently who claims it is best to buy the valve cover with the gasket and replace both together because he has experienced leaks if not replaced that way.
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