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Old 03-31-2009, 12:57 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ssm1991 View Post
My own tips:

- It is critical that you disconnect the negative of the battery first before messing with the alternator. So just start off with that.
- You do not have to remove any coolant hoses
- It's much easier to just remove the banjo bolt of the VANOS oil hose on the VANOS unit side (front) than on the oil filter housing side (down and back).
- Clean, clean, clean, clean everything you can ....
oh yeah, good tips. Yea, you don't need to remove the upper radiator hose, I did it because it gave me more room to work with.

I'll go back and edit my original post. thanks.

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