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      03-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by The_DDub View Post
I was informed that my valve cover is also leaking. Coming from a straight 6 Jeep, this is a common issue with straight 6 engines.

My solution is to add oil when it gets low and tighten the bolts if necessary. I wish BMW gave iron bolts for this application as I'm nervous about retightening aluminum bolts that have a history of snapping.
Your sig says you have a 328i, you shouldn't have Aluminum bolts, you're should be steel.

Only the 2006 models with the original N52 motor have aluminum bolts as we have a magnesium valve cover. Yours should be plastic.