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      03-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #77
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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.
Noooooo!!!! Don't do that! They snap because they were over tightened from the factory. If it's not gushing let it seep. It's not gonna blow up or anything. It's not quite like the Jeep 4.0L where you just keep adding oil and you eventually change it all of it every so often lol... Or not. It keeps going (the jeep that is).

Edit: ok, so you have steel bolts not aluminum ones. Even then, don't over torque them. The valve cover is plastic on your car.
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