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Old 09-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #12141
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^this is true..

I believe there's going to be more of a placebo effect then actual gains. But there should be an increase in engine performance and smoothness nonetheless.

BMW may acknowledge the problem one day, so keep your receipt handy when they do.

If a dealer were going to do vanos work under warranty, I'd get the seals and rattle kit(ZHP ONLY?) and try to get them to install them for me, or get access to the part before hand so you could do it.

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Would the loss in hp and torque that they mention really be that noticeable? Seems unlikely

The guy i bought it off of just had the BMW inspection II done. I googled it and cant believe everything that it covers. Hopefully im good to go for a while.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #12142
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #12143
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #12144
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Today was fluid day! Oil, MTF, Diff fluid. Probably should start a retroactive rebuild thread, just too much stuff to list right now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #12145
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:55 PM   #12146
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:55 PM   #12147
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:19 AM   #12148
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #12149
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:19 AM   #12150
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Angel eyes on again. Great warranty honor from umnitza.
Made the ramps from the home depot 2x10s.
Finally dont have to use the stupid widow maker jack to get the floor jack under the car.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:21 AM   #12151
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Pretty sure my power steering went out..and something is squealing in the engine somewhere.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:13 AM   #12152
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Pretty sure my power steering went out..and something is squealing in the engine somewhere.
Do you have any lights on the cluster? "Red Battery light"
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:22 AM   #12153
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looked at it in disgust and thought about how it should have been an m3.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:50 AM   #12154
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Hit an owl.. I have feathers, bird ****, and blood all over my hood. Yay...
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:37 AM   #12155
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just finished doing my rocker cover gasket(valve cover gasket)---easy enough job was a nightmare trying to get the cover off though used a paint scraper and gently prised up...
I done it as oil was leaking into plugs and a little at back of engine..
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #12156
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #12157
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if you want to risk doing all the work twice to save $7... go for it!
I agree, Its not worth 7$ to have to do the job twice plus the cost of the real deal.

I Have 162k on mine and finally am doing mine for this winter, The Vanos problem is noticeable in cold on my car. Going to be so happy when thats finally fixed.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #12158
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Question What I did today... and an inquiry??

Took her out for a nice touchless wash and a soft cloth dry.

Any suggestions for a good rim and tire cleaner/method?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #12159
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Took her out for a nice touchless wash and a soft cloth dry.

Any suggestions for a good rim and tire cleaner/method?
Sonax works incredibly well. I also like P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:35 PM   #12160
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Maguiars ultimate hard wax ^_^, car looks like a mirror now. Had to lift the car up and look for the noise coming from my right control arm (( Bushings are ADIOS!
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