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Old 11-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by FenderGuy05 View Post
Sh*t, I just bought a victor reinz gasket from BMA...

VANOS seals are a good idea, since they're under the valve cover. Spark plugs can be done without taking the valve cover off.
May be victor reinz rectified the issue. May be it was just a bad batch. However, there were many people experiencing leaky VCG after replacing it with Victor reinz within a couple of months. Includes me too.

Right on the plugs. But since OP is doing it as a PM, he might as well do the plugs and VANOS seals.
I would never want to visit that area of the engine again, so I'd wrap up the plugs and VANOS seals.

But I had to visit the same area 8 times in 6 months due the leaky VCG. Now I can do the VCG in an hour and half.
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