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e36 318 idle problem please help

i have been having problems with the idle on my car for about 2 weeks
it is idleing very rough and lumpy
i have changed the spark plugs but this made no difference
i found number 1 spark plug covered in oil
so think i have got an oil leak from the rocker cover gasket
but really cant see that being the problem
the car is running fine under load just the fault on idle
can someone please help
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Could be, MAF, o2 sensor, PCV valve.


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