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Old 10-09-2019, 02:36 PM
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Oil leak location ID?

Hey all! I have a 2007 525i that has an oil leak top of motor. I originally thought was due to a valve cover gasket but after looking at the gasket shape I'm thinking it might not be the gasket at but something else and might be able to be fixed without replacing the gasket but maybe a washer? The oil is coming up from the bolt circled in red on the attached pic (between the front two ignition coils). It seeps up fills the little reservoir before eventually spilling over onto the manifold and below.

My question is: is this bolt part of the valve cover bolt pattern or is this something else?
Thanks in advance for the help!
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Valve gasket have small rings also that need to be replace with valve gasket ... if you got valve gasket kit it will come everything you need

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Old 10-14-2019, 01:58 PM
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Yeah, I'm an idiot I saw the torque diagram and realized the bolts in the middle there are part of the cover as well. Hadn't seen that in my other vehicles in the past. Thanks for the response.
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