Valve cover gaskets are a weak spot on the M60/M62 engines, and before dropping the M62B44 into the 535i, the gaskets and all of the 24 rubber grommets were replaced. So I figured it was a perfect time to do some touch up on the paint.
Old paint residue on the inside of the valve cover, don’t know why they are painted on the inside, but that gunk has hopefully only made it to the oil filter
Sandblastered and cleaned with acetone.
An etching primer and then a wrinkle finish paint on top of that for a somewhat stock look.
Swapped all the seals while at it, hopefully a somewhat not oily engine.
In place, the old m62b35 and the new m62b44 supposed to take its place in the E39.