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Old 12-03-2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by CoupeMagic323ci View Post
i did mine twice and it was still leaking at the back a bit. the Valve cover itself was warped. new cover fixed it. if i were you id take it off and check it with a straight edge....mine you could see with a naked eye. idk how i missed it the 1st time. and idk if you VCG is your only reason for oil loss. have you done your CCV?

Edit: Also did you use RTV on the halfmoons? And did you try tightening a little more and seeing if that does the trick?
I have not done my CCV, I'm not sure if that could lead to the burning oil smell or not though, because there is definitely a smell. I do see wet oil all around under the VANOS gasket, so I'm going to replace that with the BMW dealer VCG.

I have no idea why my VANOS gasket is leaking, I torqued it correctly, perhaps it wasn't clean enough

I used RTV Sealant, my half-moons are dry as a bone.
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