Here is the step by step instructions on how to replace the valve cover gasket. If you have any further questions please let me know. Thanks.Removing and Installing/Sealing Cylinder Head
Remove both exhaust manifolds
, refer to Exhaust System
After removing exhaust manifolds
Reinstall engine support arm with engine mount
and remove special tool 00 0 200.
Remove intake filter housing with air-mass flow sensor.
Remove cylinder head cover, refer to Valve Cover
, service and Repair.
Remove all spark plugs
Remove intake air manifold, refer to Intake Manifold
, Service and Repair.
Remove coolant drain plug in engine block. Drain and dispose of coolant.
Replace sealing ring on drain plug.
Tightening torque, refer to Engine, Specifications, Mechanical.
Vent cooling system
and check for leaks, refer to Cooling System.
Remove coolant thermostat housing
Remove coolant pipe. Note:
If the coolant pipe cannot be fed out:
Release banjo bolt (1) and disconnect oil pressure line for VANOS adjustment unit.
Replace O-ring on coolant pipe.
If necessary, replace sealing rings on banjo bolt (1).
Tightening torque of banjo bolt (1), refer to Engine, Specifications, Mechanical. Removal
Removal of cylinder head is described separately from installation.
Remove double VANOS adjustment unit, refer to Camshaft, Lifters and Push Rods
Remove camshafts with bearing strips, refer to Camshaft, Lifters and Push Rods
Release screw connection between timing case cover and cylinder head.
Release screws, remove chain guide.
Release cylinder head bolts from outside to inside in sequence 14 to 1.
Lift off cylinder head. Installation
Installation of cylinder head is described separately from removal.
Clean sealing faces of cylinder head and engine block; if necessary, remove traces of gasket with hardwood spatula. Make sure no gasket remnants drop into oil and cooling channels.
Check dowel sleeves for damage and correct installation position.
Apply permanently elastic sealing compound Drei Bond 1209 to joints to timing case cover.
Replace cylinder head gasket
A cylinder head seal 0.3 mm thicker than usual can be obtained for machined (milled) cylinder heads. Caution:
Different cylinder head bolts for M52TU engine:
M10 x 95 for engines with cast iron engine block.
M10 x 110 for engines with aluminum engine block.
Use cylinder head bolts only once.
There must be no oil in the tapped holes of the engine block and the timing case cover.
Risk of cracking and distorted tightening values.
Put the cylinder head on.
Apply a light coat of oil to washer contact area and thread of new cylinder head bolts.
Tighten down cylinder head bolts in sequence 1 to 14.
Tightening torque, refer to Engine, Specifications, Mechanical. Note:
Use special tool 00 9 120 for torsion angle tightening.
Install chain guide.
Insert screws and tighten down screw connection between timing case cover and cylinder head.
Install double VANOS adjustment unit.