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Jägermeißter
11-15-2012, 10:53 PM
After changing the coolant flange today and cleaning the layers of dusts accumulated over the years I saw this underneath the plastic cover. All of these what appear to be cracks or deformations are only appearing on the driver side of the engine.

I tried some searches but with no positive return in case this was asked before...

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s588/Hendrik_Orlowski/20121115_234237.jpg


http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s588/Hendrik_Orlowski/20121115_234116.jpg


http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s588/Hendrik_Orlowski/20121115_225602.jpg

Black_Pearl_B6
11-16-2012, 12:30 AM
pretty sure its a casting flaw I have seen it on most 1.8t valve covers

s3apra4
11-16-2012, 06:45 AM
pretty sure its a casting flaw I have seen it on most 1.8t valve covers

x2

I had that all over my AEB valve cover before ceramic coating it.

walky_talky20
11-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Normal. I would be worried if there *weren't* any casting marks all over it.