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From my recent thread... http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=10006156#post10006156

I read up some threads and took some advice people said. i looked at my coils and saw a small amount of oil on there. first thing i thought was valve cover gasket!! so i went down to BMW and bought a gasket for $55 and began to take apart everything and clean my vanos too. so i take it all off and while im cleaning it, i decided to look at my spark plugs and found alot of oil on them!! :cry::cry: i dont think thats normal. so i clean all the spark plugs and clean up some sludge on my vanos and put it all back in. turn on the car and take it for a spin! the car fine now!! its not im limp mode anymore!! yay!! thanks to you guys here on e46fanatics i saved lots of $$$! :bow::bow::thanks::thanks:

heres some pics of what i saw! look at the oil where the spark plug is and how dirty the spark plugs are.


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that engine should be entered into the sludge-free hall of fame

nice work!
 

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thanks guys!
 

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It just looks that way, I just did it and believe me taking the valve cover off is 95% of the work the rest takes about 5 min.
ohh well next time i change my gasket ill do the vanos seals
 
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