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Old 07-06-2015, 03:24 PM
edogg edogg is offline
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Originally Posted by X5only View Post
Not a great anology but this sounds to me like patching up a leaking bicycle tube rather than replacing the tube with a more sturdy one. Given the quotes I'm getting for a proper fix are nearly 50% the value of the car, it seems a patch makes more sense at this time for me, albeit I have to make sure to refresh the patch at every oil change.
The analogy fits. And can't blame you for not wanting to pony up for the fix because it's definitely expensive.

The shop which did my repair told me that other than the stinkiness of the smoke and oil consumption, there's not much harm to the failing valve stem seals. They haven't seen any issues with things like the emissions systems as a result of the smoking.
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