As many of you here know, the N54 has been saddled with a weak, plastic valve cover that is notorious for failing and causing various issues. The original cover was designed for stock boost levels (8psi?) and has shown that it can break multiple times in your vehicle's lifetime. Considering this oem part costs over $400, replacing the valve cover a couple times doesn't make much sense for something that should be reliable.
@m18performance has created a cast valve cover for the N54 which essentially solves this issue and it does so at a low cost. If you were looking for a price friendly aftermarket valve cover option that won't crack over and over then look no further. Personally I will be getting one of these, it literally makes no sense to buy a stock one and risk it breaking again later. Although my VC has not cracked, I will be removing the cover to do some inspection and this is a perfect time to handle this issue once and for all.
The cover weighs 11lbs and comes in at $618.18, (get it?) and has a couple of options including a bracket for the R8 style coils ($50 - No more cutting required and no bracket needed for PR coils) and some 10AN Radium VTA/PCV options ($55/$50). Besides the cover, you'll get a 16AN Oil cap and the required screws. The stock cover fits as well without the bolt holes.
It is currently open for pre-order right now, head on over to the M18 Performance website to place your order: