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Old 09-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Zenocchio View Post
Thanks alot for the offer, i dont have a torque wrench and the fan tool so i really apreciate your help. I am willing even to replace the shims used and order them at BMW. Do you think that would be beneficial to change the bolts too?
If you're going to have the engine open, might as well replace those bolts or at least check them. There's only 2 major failures with this engine, the exhaust hub and the cam bolts, so I'd check both if the engine is already open.

There's a DIY on M3F that shows how to take the Vanos off using the timing tool with 2 timing locks (the tool only comes with 1, so would need to get another, I wonder if ECS sells that part individually) that looks far easier than others I've seen.
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