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Old 12-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
dirty vert
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Texas..Dfw
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My Ride: 2001 330ci
I took my time and checked my engine over and cleaned the splash shield. It took me about 4 hrs (I'd say 2.5 on the housing)- my gasket was hard,but also stuck to the housing. Mine came out in about 50 pieces (and that was only by using a small pic and a screwdriver handle to tap the pic with), I then had to clean all the small pieces out of the valley. It would have been faster if it came out nicely...but, you know how that goes if you work on cars much.

P.S..... deffinitely use a torque wrench!!!! also replace the 4 crush washers for the vanos line.

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