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Old 08-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by jblack03zhp View Post
And reverse thread torx?
Because the direction the cam assembly spins BMW uses REVERSE thread Torx. If the Vanos was replaced before it is good to replace them as sometimes people go left first and strip out the Torx pattern.

They are found under this:

Here it is being taken out, remember to loosen it you need to go to the right!

Here is that REVERSE thread Torx bolt:

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