Hey gang, I'm Chris. I'm new here and as most people do, I found this forum while serching for a soulution to my issue. I have an '08 R56 and the car has been performing beautifully until the other day. I got a check engine light and noticed a whislting coming from the valve cover and the car was stumbling. Well, $300 later I have no whistling and the car seems to be running fine. BUT, I'm still getting the P1497 code and can't get it to clear with my OBDII reader. Are there any other components I need to look at or check. I'll tell you, I went ahead and replaced the o-ring on the PCV hose that connects to the valve cover. Everything looks fine and is connected correctly. I can't imagine a scenerio where the valve cover would go and take other components with it. Where should I go now guys? I'm really stressing over this. Thanks in advance. Oh, and from what I've read, this is a much better MINI forum than any of them I've seen to date. Most of you aren't so quick to answer with the typical "take it to a certified MINI dealership" nonsense that is so common on other forums. I hate to break it to you guys but you're stuck with me.