Thread: VCG leak again?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:43 AM   #20
mikeson
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My Ride: 99 323I
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.
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