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What are these and where can I buy?

I am preparing to replace spark plugs for 60k service and the Rave Manual says to discard ignition coil cover gasket. Before I take anything apart, do these need to be replaced and if so, where can I purchase and how much.

Dealer wants $1200 for 60k service, so far my cost is
8 Bosch platinum +4 $50 from Pep Boys
Air Filter $42.95 Atlantic British
Cabin Filter $38.95 Atlantic British
Wiper Blades f/r $62.95 Atlantic British
Top Radiator Hose $60.00 Atlantic British (dealer recommended replacing for $325.00)

I may hop on a flight and try my luck in Vegas with the $900 savings.
 

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chaser said:
What are these and where can I buy?

I am preparing to replace spark plugs for 60k service and the Rave Manual says to discard ignition coil cover gasket. Before I take anything apart, do these need to be replaced and if so, where can I purchase and how much.

Dealer wants $1200 for 60k service, so far my cost is
8 Bosch platinum +4 $50 from Pep Boys
Air Filter $42.95 Atlantic British
Cabin Filter $38.95 Atlantic British
Wiper Blades f/r $62.95 Atlantic British
Top Radiator Hose $60.00 Atlantic British (dealer recommended replacing for $325.00)

I may hop on a flight and try my luck in Vegas with the $900 savings.
I think you need to replace both radiator hoses at the same time....
 

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Gazellio, the bottom hose was replaced less than 15k miles ago when the valley flashing was replaced.
 

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No Worries, Thanks for looking out for me.

Do any of the folks that have change spark plugs in the BMW engine know what the ignition coil cover gasket is?
 

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Well the coils themselves don't have gaskets or seals around them, so I can only assume it means the rubber gasket that's on the plastic cover. (The cover that has the black and aluminium stripe effect on it). This is nothing more than a way of keeping muck and grime out of the spark plug area, but unless the seal tears or rips when you pull the cover off I wouldn't bother replacing it.
Technically to be 100% correct you would, but when I did my plugs a while ago I certainly didn't bother.
 

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I completely agree. I actually bought new cover gaskets before I changed my spark plugs but they’re still sat on my workbench. When I got the covers off the gaskets looked fine and I thought it best not to disturb them. As GKP says, they’re only keeping airborne rubbish out anyway, not sealing in oil or anything.

Phil
 

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Thanks, The way the manual reads, it appears the cover gasket is part of the coil itself.


8. Disconnect multiplugs from ignition coils.
9. Discard ignition coil cover gasket.
Refit
1. Fit new ignition coil cover gasket.
2. Connect multiplugs to ignition coils.
3. Connect earth lead to camshaft cover and
tighten nut to 4 Nm (3 lbf.ft).
4. Fit 2 bolt spacers to ignition coil cover.
5. Fit ignition coil cover, fit and tighten 2 bolts.
6. Fit 2 access covers to ignition coil cover.
7. Fit engine acoustic cover.
 
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