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Old 01-18-2010, 02:03 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by n2Bimmer View Post
Great DIY, thank you. I really need to do this soon, I have a few questions, What exactly do we have to replace for the Vanos bolt?? Do i really have to remove the fan (auto)?, Can i rent the tool at pepboys?. Thank you. Also i assume we need to drain the oil first, no one mentioned it.
You will need a 17mm or maybe 19mm wrench for the Vanos bolt. I don't remember exactly.

I don't see how you can do it without taking off the fan. You really need the space.

No need to drain the oil.

not sure about rental at pep boys.

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