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Old 01-29-2019, 01:41 PM
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M112 Valve cover gaskets

2005 E320 (M112) has 95k and valve covers have been leaking for what looks to be a long time.

After reading it seems leaking valve cover gaskets ( & breather covers) are very common with the OEM valve cover gaskets.

I've found, OEM, Elring ( which is supposidly OEM but not sure if there exactly the same?), Mahle, and Felpro.

​​​​​​I really don't want to be dealing with this again in 80k miles so which one of these is the best?

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Old 01-29-2019, 03:38 PM
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There is no best, they all leak eventually. 80,000 miles on a set of valve covers is wishful thinking. You'll be lucky to get 50 k.
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Ok let me rephrase the question are the Elrings & the Felpros better, same, or worse than the MB originals as far as sealing and lasting?
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On my 2005 E500 (M113) I went with genuine M.B. gaskets.
They are made by Bruss.

I've read many posts about using aftermarket valve cover gaskets and they all leaked.
Pay a little extra and get genuine.
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Get the original. I put on Elring and they started leaking within a week.
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Get the original. I put on Elring and they started leaking within a week.
I didn't hear anything back immediately so I already ordered a set of Elrings from fcpeuro, did you use any sealant when you put the Elrings in?
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No sealant was used, mainly because I did not see any sealant from the factory when I opened up the covers. Having said that, next time I may use a little for the areas with sharp corners. Funny thing was that the Elring I was using looked identical to the original that was on the engine.
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