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Old 05-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #19521
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@kanenburner Dude props to getting all that done in 2 days, Vanos alone took me 2 days and now I'm scared to change my CCV and hoses lol. The box with the new hoses has been sitting for a while but I don't think I could manage the job on my own. Did you follow a DIY or video?


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Old 05-27-2013, 12:33 AM   #19522
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I'm surprised at how much everyone is scared of the CCV. After having completed it myself I can tell you guys it isn't too bad, there are a ton of DIY's out there.

The motor mounts look like a PITA lol
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:45 AM   #19523
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I'm surprised at how much everyone is scared of the CCV. After having completed it myself I can tell you guys it isn't too bad, there are a ton of DIY's out there.

The motor mounts look like a PITA lol
Yea man! When I did my CCV I did my DISA, and dipstick guide tube took me about 3/4 hours it's not to hard to do at all just a PITA. Next on my list to tackle is LCABs, belts, power steering pump and motor mounts!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:50 AM   #19524
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Dropped the top down, put on some Logic and enjoyed the ride before the rain comes in

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:02 AM   #19525
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Nice Work, I Changed my CCV and hoses myself, everything is running fine. My Next project is the Guibo underneath the Car.. Any advice anyone?
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:28 AM   #19526
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Oil change, including the 2 green o-rings in the oil filter assembly, fixed a bad connection with my backup sensors, and cleaned my wheel bolt seats.


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Old 05-27-2013, 07:20 AM   #19527
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #19528
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@kanenburner Dude props to getting all that done in 2 days, Vanos alone took me 2 days and now I'm scared to change my CCV and hoses lol. The box with the new hoses has been sitting for a while but I don't think I could manage the job on my own. Did you follow a DIY or video?


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It's hard but not impossible to do. Much easier if you have the warm climate CCV and hoses instead of the cold climate version. Cold climate version has insulation on the CCV and hoses and it makes it a PITA to install because there's hardly enough space to maneuver.

http://blog.bavauto.com/8003/diy-vid...lation-system/

DIY video from Bavauto. If you have the cold climate version, it would help a lot if you practice how the L shaped hose sits on the top connector of the CCV and twists up to snap and connect before placing it in the engine. It gets really tight once you start doing it on the engine. You start with the hose parallel to the ground properly seated on the CCV and twist up until it snaps lock into place. Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #19529
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #19530
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Got the armor-all out and cleaned the dash, seats, console, head-rests, tires and all of the other plastic and rubber interior and exterior parts of Sally-Sue today.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #19531
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #19532
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #19533
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Not today, but the rear wheel bearing again on saturday.
Hopefully I got a defective piece last time and, this one doesnt go crap so soon.

PS: It is the F A G wheel bearing from BMAparts.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #19534
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Got a set of staggered M68's Saturday and put them on today when I got back from the road trip to get them.


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Old 05-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #19535
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #19536
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Woah woah woah! I love the gauge I'm just saying its really expensive. But come to think of it if your cars boosted then you have money for the gauge. I could buy the gauge right now but my car isn't boosted so...
The Boost read is just one of the options. It also reads/clears codes etc. I dont have boost either I just wanted it so I just pulled the trigger. Dont think that I didnt ponder it for a few hours tho....
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #19537
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i broke one of the tabs on one of corners replacing a light bulb
i guess im still a newb on this car . o well gotta order a pair now o well
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:50 PM   #19538
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The Boost read is just one of the options. It also reads/clears codes etc. I dont have boost either I just wanted it so I just pulled the trigger. Dont think that I didnt ponder it for a few hours tho....
I thought it was just a boost gauge that's why I thought it was so expensive. But I saw the video seeing that it does so much more. Now the price clearly makes much more sense.

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #19539
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:22 AM   #19540
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Coolant drain screw broke right as I began screwing it back in. Contacted anyone who can get the quickest. Car is sitting.


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