The URO Parts re-engineered intake valley pan gasket for BMW V8 applications features several improvements to remedy the failure prone OE design. Several years of testing and failure analysis have shown the OE design with its applied RTV gasket has a tendency to fail for various reasons including extreme operating temperatures, excessive internal engine pressures, and improper torquing.
The URO design addresses these issues by utilizing the following improvements:
URO Parts designed a precision molded gasket made from high temperature and chemical resistant FKM Fluorocarbon Viton rubber. The gasket profile has also been carefully redesigned to provide additional compression when torqued, which creates a larger and more robust sealing area.
In addition the pan casting itself has been modified to provide a mechanical retention lip for the improved gasket. This lip not only properly locates the gasket during installation, but also provides support against the gasket being "blown out" due to internal engine pressures. The lip also provides a positive stop around the entire perimeter to avoid over torquing and excessive deformation of the gasket.
Real world testing has proven the URO Parts gasket can provide significantly increased service life over the factory designed part:
Brand DescriptionÜRO Parts brand offers a better choice to the European replacement spare parts industry; a brand that offers the highest standards in precision, materials, and workmanship in all of the products being manufactured, while still being able to offer the consumer a competitive price. All ÜRO Parts manufacturing facilities are ISO 9000 certified to ensure manufacturing standards consistent with the highest levels of quality. Every ÜRO part also undergoes one or more of the following measures in order to make certain that each part meets or exceeds OE standards for fitment, function, durability, and design:
- Installation and use of the part in real world conditions for a specified duration of time.
- Laboratory testing of rubber and metal compounds for tensile strength, shear strength, compression strength, elasticity, stiffness, etc. under extreme conditions.
- Intensive factory and local inspection of each part against genuine samples and engineering drawings to ensure consistent quality every time.
Everything we sell comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, products that carry the Bavarian Autosport brand come with a minimum 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. (Some have lifetime warranties!) If you are unhappy with a product's quality or performance, simply let us know. We'll make it right. Call Customer Service at 800.535.2002, option 7, or e-mail [email protected].