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Old 11-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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318ci N42 2002 queries

Hi folks

Recently realised that one of my cam shaft sensors was leaking oil straight the way through ( not past the o-ring), so bought a replacement from BMW for 88. When i went to undo the 10mm bolt holding the sensor in place i discovered that the nut wouldnt fit over it as there was something sat right flush to the bolt. My Q is what the hell do i do? I cant even use a spanner as the plastic wall on the sensor prevents this. Is it a case of just breaking some of the plastic away so i can get a spanner in there?

Also i seem to be having pulley problems. My tensioner ( which is 6 months old) seems to be kicking pretty hard making a real loud knocking sound, little bit of belt squeal, but on closer inspection the alternator pulley looks to have little metal filings around it. Can this pulley be replaced or does the whole unit need to be replaced? Also my A/C does not work and thought that maybe it could be related.

Any advise or help would be most grateful.
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