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Old 09-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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CCV time. Easy or hard?

Ok I just got the ccv and new hoses, but I decided to do a full overhaul. I'm gonna do the ofhg, tensioner pully, idler pulley, water pump, expansion tank, (thermostat is new), upper and lower intake boots, alternator, DISA oring, oring for throttle body, fuel filter, fuel pump and O2 sensors for both banks. (I have a new MAF sensor 600miles new) I also did the VCG like 4000 miles ago. I don't want to look under the hood for the next year unless it's oil change time or windshield washer fluid. I have the money for it and I just gonna use a nice day off to devote into the car.


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Old 09-24-2013, 07:46 PM   #22
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Smart. I've done most all you are planning, including the vanos seals.

Why alternator. Unusual choice.

Include cleaning the throttle body and ICV.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #23
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Those videos on page 1 make this job easy.

Break all the old hoses as shown in the video, will save you lots of time. 1/4 drive ratchet and long extension for hose clamp on ICV was a life saver for me.

As others pointed out, now is the time to do the OFHG if it's leaking and power steering hoses too

If you don't have big fat hands, the job isn't too bad
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:02 AM   #24
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Ok I just got the ccv and new hoses, but I decided to do a full overhaul. I'm gonna do the ofhg, tensioner pully, idler pulley, water pump, expansion tank, (thermostat is new), upper and lower intake boots, alternator, DISA oring, oring for throttle body, fuel filter, fuel pump and O2 sensors for both banks. (I have a new MAF sensor 600miles new) I also did the VCG like 4000 miles ago. I don't want to look under the hood for the next year unless it's oil change time or windshield washer fluid. I have the money for it and I just gonna use a nice day off to devote into the car.


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Very good plan. All this stuff will save you a big headache and empty wallet later. You'll probably know your engine inside-out and can probably tackle alot of issues easily later on with the experience.

And just like Stinger mentioned might as well clean the throttle body and ICV while you're at it too. I also replaced my fuel injector orings while I had everything opened up
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:50 PM   #25
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I also replaced my fuel injector orings while I had everything opened up
I'll go you one better! I replaced my injectors too. (admittedly I did have leaking injectors which caused my engine to flood when sitting; cured with rebuilt units)
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #26
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I did my CCV back in august, I watched the BavAuto videos over and over so I knew all the tips to make it go smoothly. The hose that goes from the manifold to the ccv with the 90 degree bend is an absolute pain to put on- It's a twist fit so you have to have the hose in the proper orientation. Practice test fitting them on a bench so you know exactly how to get it on in a confined space. Other than that, everything is straight forward- most off the ccv will break apart when you try to uninstall it. Don't forget to clean out your dipstick and replace the o-ring.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #27
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It's a twist fit so you have to have the hose in the proper orientation.
Most of the twist fits will also push on



It's a click

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Old 09-25-2013, 04:53 PM   #28
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Yeah I think I ended up just pushing it on because I couldn't blindly do the orientation (even after practicing) like in the bavauto DIY vid
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #29
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CCV time. Easy or hard?

The injectors sound like a good idea too since I'm around that area. Is it good to get a savaged one or just a new one in general? It sounds very pricey


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Old 09-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #30
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New ones are $$$ especially since there are 6 of them. You can opt to get them professionally cleaned. I soaked them overnight in Seafoam and carefully scrubbed off all the deposits on them.

Wonder how well using a Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner works out...
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