DON"T USE 'Victor Reinz'
Even though, they make some oem, they don't make OEM gasket for E46 and E39. DO search and you will find tons of info.
I used VR's and after 4000 miles, it leak same spot as yours.
2 days ago I replaced my gasket to OEM (bought from BMW dealer) and Vano jobs.
THe most difficult parts was cut 4 rings from Vano without scratch metal parts because seals are hard plastic like.
And I used newer OEM gasket on my 99 323 and no leak and so clean. I'm happy with OEM for now.
OEM xenon retrofit, Auto light/rain sensor DIY, OEM fog DIY,..........so many things DIY since 2000 :)
Last edited by mikeson; 11-23-2012 at 09:44 AM.