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Old 05-16-2013, 02:01 PM
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Rub a clean paper towel under the edge of the VC rim. If it comes up oily, that's your leak: valve cover gasket.

see beisansystems.com for the DIY fix. ~ $40 for the part. You may want to consider replacing your Vanos seals since you are half way there. Do a search for why.
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