In this two part video series Otto will show you how to replace the valve cover gasket on the M50, M52, M52TU, M56, M54, S50, S52 and S54 6-cylinder BMW engines. These engines have been used in various 3, 5, X and Z models from the early ’90s through the mid ’00s. Note that while these procedures are shown on an E53 X5 (00-06) BMW with the M54 3.0 engine, they can also be applied to the E36, E46, E34, E39, E60, E85 and E86 3, 5, X and Z 6-cylinder models. Some will look slightly different or have slightly different hardware but, the basic points and procedures are the same.
Here is a tutorial on how to replace the valve cover gaskets on the 1MZ-FE 3.0L V6 Engine. The procedure is the same as the V6 Toyota Solara, Camry, Avalon, Highlander, Sienna, Lexus ES300 and RX300.
How to replace a valve cover gasket on a 1999 Toyota Camry with a 2.2L engine.
Valve Cover Gasket Set 1987-2001 2.2L Camry:
This free car-maintenance video series offers step-by-step instruction from our expert mechanic on how to replace a valve cover gasket, from removing it to cleaning it and replacing it.