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      01-20-2014, 05:13 PM   #45
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I use my M button nearly every single day and my car sees redline at least once or twice a week (I joyride in the country as much as I can... I love this car too much not to) and my valve covers are like new. In my opinion, it's not an issue of 'spirited' driving or not. If it was, we'd see this A LOT more on this forum.
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I use my M button nearly every single day and my car sees redline at least once or twice a week (I joyride in the country as much as I can... I love this car too much not to) and my valve covers are like new. In my opinion, it's not an issue of 'spirited' driving or not. If it was, we'd see this A LOT more on this forum.
Yes and cars that see track time are redlined or close a dozen times a lap without this being the result.
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Yes and cars that see track time are redlined or close a dozen times a lap without this being the result.
I agree with the last two posts.
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      01-20-2014, 09:58 PM   #48
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Sheesh, that engine looks like it's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive.
And that ain't right on a car that was born to run...
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      01-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #49
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Just checked mine, negatory.
Bad head gasket or cracked head?
Anyone know what our coolant mixed with oil looks like?
Get engine oil analysis done - Blackstone.
I have the same coloration and peeling. Aside from bearing wear metals, my last three Blackstone analyses (spanning almost 30K miles) have looked fine.

My '08 has 70K on it BTW. It sees occasional track usage and DD freeway usage.

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I have a 2008 E90 with 51k miles.

I don't have any peeling at all on my valve covers. They look brand new.

My car has had Castrol TWS 10W-60 it's whole life until just recently (<200 miles ago) it was changed to Mobil 1 0W-40.

Here are a couple pictures of the inside of my valve cover. I just had an oil analysis done <200 miles ago. I have the same orange-ish color you have but I have no flaking at all. I also rubbed the inside with my finger and absolutely nothing came off aside from just clean oil.

I hope this helps!





I can see the coating peeling/missing right at the edge of that lip. Which means it is likely happening elsewhere.
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I'll post pics, but my 2010 with 49k miles has some minor bubbling and roughness under the oil cap too but doesn't appear to be peeling off (yet).
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I have the same coloration and peeling. Aside from bearing wear metals, my last three Blackstone analyses (spanning almost 30K miles) have looked fine.

My '08 has 70K on it BTW. It sees occasional track usage and DD freeway usage.



I can see the coating peeling/missing right at the edge of that lip. Which means it is likely happening elsewhere.
You mean right where the metal tabs on the cap rub against the coated surface every time you screw it on or take it off? Yes, it is peeling there. I've looked with a flashlight at every angle I can and there is no peeling anywhere else that I can see. I doubt I have peeling issues anywhere else on the inside of my valve cover.
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Here is my oil report. It shows higher than normal levels of lead(bearings), molybdenum and Titanium.... Thoughts guys?
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