Thread: VCG leak again?
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by pawelgawel View Post
did you replace 15 gromets?? you didn't answer if you did.... vanos seals didn't do anything for me. did it last week and put on about 600kms.. no difference.

make sure you replace gromets and put on rtv on half moons and vanos contact line. tighten the bolts in X pattern starting from the middle. 10NM. and make sure the surfaces are well cleaned on the contact surface when applying new baskets

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my bad, thought i replied to the question
i did replace the 15 grommets and rtv was used on half moons and area of previous leak...
starting to think i may have put too much rtv on or didn't tighten in the X pattern
if not then probably a crack

i ordered the Beisan kit for Vanos last night
once they show up i'm booking to have professional do it as it's only going to be $300.
i'm supplying Beisan kit and they'll do OEM VCG and install

when speaking with the very reputable shop, who's tech's are ex dealership employee's, they said they have done 1000's of VCG's but they've rarely seen the need to do Vanos but on here seems to be the exact opposite opinion

Last edited by Mr_325; 10-16-2012 at 01:48 PM.
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