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I have a 2000 528i wagon and last week it began to run like crap - rough idle, lack of power, it even sounded like is was struggling and was louder than normal! Anyway, took it to my mechanic and he tells me that it has a cracked valve cover and is "sucking air." After having it diagnosed, it barely made it home and now I am really wondering what the deal is. Has anyone heard of this? Is this common with this engine? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
sounds right.... Cracked Valve cover would Cause a Massive vacuum leak and cause the issues your having
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While you're replacing the valve cover I would also take the time and get the valve cover gasket replaced as well. The gasket itself is like $30 and will also make a huge difference with a new valve cover.
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