For anyone who may have replaced the lower cam carrier gaskets, I was wondering if you could tell me the make up of the gaskets. Is it a paper type gasket, or like a plastic type gasket. The reason im asking is, mine have been leaking as long as I owned the car, and although it doesnt seem to affect the operation of the car as it uses little oil, the car smells like burning oil when I bring it back from a run and im positive its these gaskets. I am pretty proficient in making my own gaskets and I have already made and used my own upper cam cover gaskets, plenum gaskets, intake manifold gaskets and thermostat gaskets from gasket material I got at NAPA. I was just wondering if it was possible to use the same paper/fiber matierial to make the lower cam tower gaskets as well. I cant see why it would make a difference really, but figured maybe someone can give me a heads up on the material Lotus uses. Im at the point now where I can do that timing belt in my sleep so figured solving this problem wont be such a big deal now if I can easily come up with the gaskets. Or are these gaskets just Orings?