This OEM replacement N20 Valve Cover is a new OE-style plastic valve cover that is more resistant to cracks and warping than the original. The price shown is for the valve cover and gasket only. A Kit is available with additional components, find it by clicking here
Please note: NOT for the SULEV model (N26). Only for N20 non-SULEV engine.
If your 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 N20 powered BMW is in need of a valve cover gasket replacement, you should be aware the factory valve cover is a composite (plastic) design, unlike older engine designs which commonly used a aluminum valve cover. This means that with age, mileage, and thousands of heat cycles, the plastic valve cover will become brittle and frail, and will likely develop cracks and oil leaks. It's for this reason that BMW recommends replacing the complete N20 valve cover assembly with new gaskets and seal rings, rather than just replacing the gasket as you might on earlier BMW engines.
Valve cover and valve cover gasket failure is quite common on these cars. It usually happens right around 100k miles, though its been known to strike earlier. Are you getting a smell of burning oil while driving or while idling at a drive-thru with your windows down? This may be due to your valve cover gasket weeping oil onto your hot exhaust manifold. Not only does this risk running your BMW low on oil, it's also known to start engine fires and safety concerns. Another failure relates to the plastic tabs that hold the PCV valve in place snapping or cracking off. Replacement of the valve cover (with new gaskets and hardware) is the proper fix in these cases.
This is an N20 valve cover manufactured by Rein Automotive - an original supplier to BMW for many other engine components. As an OEM it meets all of BMW's original design, fitment, and performance requirements and is TUV approved. OEM-type parts like Rein are the best alternative to more expensive Original BMW parts because they are virtually identical without the inflated price tag. This part has a two year warranty.
BMW Fitments: 2 Series
F22 / F23 (2014+) > 228i
F22 / F23 (2014+) > 228i xDrive3 Series
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 320i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 320i xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 328i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 328i xDrive4 Series
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 428i
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 428i xDrive5 Series
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i N20 (2012-2016)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i xDrive N20 (2012-2016)X1 Series
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 28i
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 28i xDriveX3 Series
F25 X3 (2011-2017) > X3 sDrive28i
F25 X3 (2011-2017) > X3 xDrive28iX4 Series
F26 X4 (2015-2018) > X4 28i xDriveZ Series
E89 Z4 (2009-2016) > Z4 sDrive28i