Hey all, been struggling with a VC leak. I replaced it (along with the plugs) knowing full well that this is one of the easier jobs on the car. I used Pelican tech articles http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticl...Valve-Cover.htm
to get the torque setting and looked at the directions to make sure there wasn't anything unexpected. Well, as I was tightening the bolts I was thinking that the 89 in-lb setting was too lite but oh well. Well, it in fact is leaking. I've torqued the bolts down some more-as much as I dared, and still some leaks. I cleaned off the surfaces and all was smooth, I used Permatex High-Temp RTV where I was supposed to and I tightened the middle bolts first and did the zig-zag thing on the remaining surrounding bolts.
So what do you more experienced bimmer dudes think? Thanks