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Old 12-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
Dreamliner330
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Replaced Valve Cover Gasket & Vanos Seals. Still have leak and burning oil smell. :(

I had a VANOS rattle, a small oil leak and a burning oil smell so I replaced my Valve Cover Gasket along with the rubber seals on the Valve Cover Nuts.

I followed the Besian guide for the VANOS seals & rattle and also replaced the VANOS gasket (where the VANOS meets the block).

Everytime I drive my car I can smell burning oil and the car is using probably a quart every 600 miles. I used a mirror and went around the gasket and the only wet spot I can find is under the VANOS.

I made sure to clean off that plate above the exhaust under the VCG and when I checked it today it was dry.

Is it possible for the VANOS leak alone to cause this burning oil smell.

Why is this happening to me.
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