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Old 08-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question FNG- Valve Cover Crack

anyone able to give possible causes for a 2001 323 i valve cover to crack?

recent work:
-new valve cover gasket (June)
-replaced "honker" valve (2 weeks ago)

thanks for any responses
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It could be a number of reasons, but the VG is made of either aluminum or plastic. As the material ages it become more fragile. Its not a "lifetime component". It sucks, but it happens.
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