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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM   #1
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VC okay to remove?

I did my valve cover gasket replacement around 2 or 3 months ago and Im starting to think it either didnt take or its cracked or warped. I double checked my worked a few times to ensure that I was doing it correctly. Followed 2 different DIY step by step. Im still getting multiple misfire codes and the exhaust side has oil residue on the heat shields. Also the front driver side corner wont completely seat itself flush but its not leaking. Ill attempt to uploads pictures of everything. How exactly can I tell whats going on? Am I able to pull the valve cover with out replacing it?
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Old Yesterday, 04:29 PM   #2
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I did my valve cover gasket replacement around 2 or 3 months ago and Im starting to think it either didnt take or its cracked or warped. I double checked my worked a few times to ensure that I was doing it correctly. Followed 2 different DIY step by step. Im still getting multiple misfire codes and the exhaust side has oil residue on the heat shields. Also the front driver side corner wont completely seat itself flush but its not leaking. Ill attempt to uploads pictures of everything. How exactly can I tell whats going on? Am I able to pull the valve cover with out replacing it?
Smoke test the crankcase.

Search YouTube for Scotty Smoke Test and do what Scotty does or make a tester from a related video.
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Old Yesterday, 04:33 PM   #3
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Ill check it out thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 04:38 PM   #4
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Oh it might be helpful to add that everything once in awhile my car whistles while driving.
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Old Yesterday, 04:48 PM   #5
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See my comments in this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1061536
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Fuel pump failures - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=929501

Temp Info - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964491

Hidden OBC Menu - Check Voltage, Temps, Fuel Level - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

E46/E39 GM5 Door Lock Info - www.bmwgm5.com

Lower hose fan switch O-ring - BMW #13621743299
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