Thread: vanos seals.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #8
ferngreen 325xi
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Moved to San Diego
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My Ride: 2001 325XI wagon.
Just completed the Vanos seal and vale cover gasket job and did not break anything. It took me about 3.5 hours and it was a very straight forward and easy job. The old seals, which I am assuming were original were hard, flat and when disassembled, the Vanos piston fell right out. Learning from others misfortunes, once off the engine I took the Vanos unit apart on my work bench, so if anything dropped it would fall inches not feet. There again even with 130,500 miles, I did not seam to have any problems as described by other BMW owners.
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