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      02-19-2019, 05:13 PM   #1
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Is there a favor gasket brand?

I have 3 oil leaks to fix in my new to me 2007 Z4. Is the a favored brand of gasket or a brand to avoid?
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      02-19-2019, 07:21 PM   #2
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Always best to stick to OEM BMW gaskets. =)
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      02-20-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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Avoid Victor Reinz. Elring are best.
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      02-20-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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Always best to stick to OEM BMW gaskets. =)
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Avoid Victor Reinz. Elring are best.
I would avoid Elring as well. My Elring valve cover gasket leaked almost immediately. No more leaks after replacing it with the BMW OE gasket.
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      05-04-2019, 08:01 AM   #5
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On my E90, I've done all the gaskets in the N52 that eventually leak. For the valve cover and oil pan gaskets, I used original BMW gaskets along with a thin coat of Permatex Ultra Black gasket sealer on both sides of the gasket. Both are leak free 3 years and 100,000 miles later. For the profile gasket in the oil filter housing, I just used the original BMW gasket with no gasket sealer.
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      05-12-2019, 08:51 AM   #6
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Elring gave me a perfect seal!
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