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SR20DE valve cover gasket leaks

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Hi, is this "valve cover gasket leak" a chronic problem with the SR20DE engine, or what? Two years ago, the Infiniti dealership discovered the problem on our 96 G20, and then again one year ago (either they didn't fix it or I'm just unlucky). I just had AAA do an inspection on my 95 SE-R yesterday and they discovered the same thing.
Has anyone else experienced this, is it fatal, and how much would it cost to repair? For an acclaimed engine that's been around since 1991, such serious problems are disappointing.
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If it bothers you just put a dab of liquid gasket in the cam lobe cutout.

It is not an oil leak really, it is just "sweat". I know it probally bothers you but I have an extremely clean motor and it sweats down the head sometimes. Just wipe it off with some simple green. You will not lose compression or any substantial oil because of it. Espically do not lose sleep.
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