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Old 05-27-2005, 11:05 PM   #6
worldwideluxe27
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Originally Posted by Pigeon
As long as the 32mm fits properly on the solenoid, just keep at it. Mine was pretty damned tight as I recall, it was a good thing the wrench was a long open-ended one from Sears. You are doing lefty-loosey, right?

I didn't really remove the entire oil filter housing, just the top part that you remove to do a filter change, and wasn't necessary in order to get to the VANOS solenoid at all.

Good luck,

Scott
thanks for the reply scott..i have the long 32mm $25 wrench from sears as well....what is this "lefty loosey" you refer to? you mean counter clockwise? its tighter than tight. i throw my entire weight into it and it refuses to budge.
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