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Old 02-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Need vanos help, fan clutch, and timing tool in Dallas (will pay!)

During the process of doing my valve adjustment, I discovered that my exhaust tab is broken. *As I tried to pick it up with my magnetic pickup tool, I dislodged the tab and it fell near the timing chain. *I again tried to fish it out with the magnetic pick up and I pushed the piece under the chain and I no longer have access to it. *I don't believe the tab has fallen to the bottom or in the oil pan yet.

What I currently need is a fan clutch tool so I can get started on removing the vanos. *I may be able to get a better angle at the broken tab with the vanos out of the way.

I also need access to a timing tool.

If you are willing to lend a hand during any of this, I will gladly compensate you for your time. *Also if anyone can get that broken tab out, I'll give you $100 cash in addition to any other help you can give me. *I am located near george bush and dallas parkway. *Please PM me if you can provide any assistance. Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Thank goodness I managed to grab the vanos tab. Still looking for a BMW timing tool and fan clutch tool. Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thank goodness I managed to grab the vanos tab. Still looking for a BMW timing tool and fan clutch tool. Thanks.
you dont need a fan clutch tool. first its reserve thread, get the right size wrench, ive used an adjustable wrench before as long as its atleast a 12inch one. hold the wrench on the fan clutch and use a hammer, hit the wrench the right direction and towards the center of the fan clutch a tad, it sounds hard but real simple.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
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I put pb blaster on the screw before trying to take it off. I tried wacking a wrench with a hammer. I also tried holding the pulley with a long screw driver and bent the screw driver. Nothing has budged it and yes I was aware it is reverse threaded. I'm just gonna grab a fan wrench and not waste anymore time
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Lightbulb Fan wrench

I used last year a serpentine belt tool for Ford.
http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...ls/?quantity=1
Pep Boys rent it for free. It worked like a charm.
Give it a try, it will help._nr_
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