Touareg: 2011 V6 FSI
Join Date: Jun 2011
Second Vehicle: VW 2
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I have a VR6 3.6ltr. Intake manifold slightly different to yours.
The valve cover gasket is made of good rubber material. Would it not be best to replace the gasket and not use silicon sealant? This is not your cheap and nasty cork / paper gasket that some manufactures use.
Oil residue in the head shows me that the oils has not been replaced regularly.
You do not have any VAGCOM errors? Surprising!
Is the EGR system check test pressurising the manifold. There is a thread on this website whereby an owner blew the intake manifold apart. Be careful.
Bon chance with your repair