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#1 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 07:50 PM
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Exclamation small leak!

i have a small leak in my gasket;s under the valve cover hard to replace?
& should i worry about driving it
i got a ouple opinions
they said keep and eye on the oil and i should be fine till i get it frixed
what do yal think
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Easy fix. Just replace the gasket. You ARE refering to the cam cover gaskets ,right?

Or something else. You DO NOT have valve covers as in a push rod Chevy ya know.
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Not hard to do @ all.........link to help you along.......

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thanks so can i still drive it for now
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thanks so can i still drive it for now
For sure......if it's a small leak.....


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DAMN IT!!!!

I have the same issue with my car, but there wasn't a E36 in 1991 in the U.S. so trying to order shit from a state side dealer isn't possible.

i'm trying to avoid buying it on the German economy as much as possible, because it's hard enought to live with people who speak a different language than you. i think it would be even harder to try and order a gasket from an autoparts store...

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