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Old 03-05-2013, 01:25 AM   #14
GeorgeinVA
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Originally Posted by gspdbill View Post
Don't know why it's called "gear box cover"

So, how much trouble is it to just replace the metal cover? It's an expensive part ($280) so I'm not thrilled about it but.....
It is called a gear box cover because it covers the timing gears. Remember BMW calls the input shaft to the gear box a drive shaft.

Don't buy a new one buy a used one, I have a few in black and others must have some silver ones. Or clean it paint it and run it with 3 of the 5 screws. I have seen several with one or more broken off screws.
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