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Old 09-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by alvinchow View Post
mine is a 05, and was backing out with 3 left

it is not that simple, lol. just to have the TDC perfect take a while, and rotating cams and get the vanos gearbox disconnected take a long while, toughest part should be the friction torque to get the hub just grip, and let you rotate 180 from tdc to tighten everything down. timing the cam
was not easy either even with the proper tool
Yikes, 3 of 6 on an 05... mine is an 03!

The method with locking both cams means no rotating 180 to tighten the hub bolts, so you don't need to get TDC perfect since once the cams are locked nothing should move... that said... something is bound to move so it'll take longer.
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