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Old 05-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #19521
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3 day TLC for E46

Friday
- Took off valve cover and soaked it in deegreaser
- Took off Intake, DISA, ICV, and TB
- Ordered CCV and new gaskets for ICV and TB from PelicanParts
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- Cleaned DISA, ICV, and TB
- Replaced the OE seals on the double VANOS
- Put everything back on the left side of the engine, new gaskets for valve cover.
- Took off CCV and old hoses
- waited.... for CCV-> Fedex delivered at 2 PM yey!
- Installed new CCV
- Slapped back on the ICV, TB, and DISA with new gaskets
- Plugged back all electronics and put everything back together
- Test drove the baby and she is driving very well
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- Full detail using TurtleWax Black Box
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #19522
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Damn nice work, how hard was the CCV
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #19523
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Damn nice work, how hard was the CCV
Had to pull off some freaking yoga moves. Trick is to know and master how top hose screws on the CCV while you have it out. Bavauto has a video on it but they made it look easy.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #19524
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Its always funny to me when people have something to say about how other people spend money they have laying around. Especially if it doesn't affect them in any way or myself.....
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...
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:22 PM   #19525
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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...
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #19526
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #19527
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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 05-26-2013, 11:33 PM   #19528
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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 05-26-2013, 11:45 PM   #19529
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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 05-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #19530
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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, 12:02 AM   #19531
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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, 12:28 AM   #19532
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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, 06:20 AM   #19533
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #19534
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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, 02:09 PM   #19535
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #19536
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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, 02:52 PM   #19537
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #19538
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Oil change after tank of techron happy Baby!


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Old 05-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #19539
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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, 05:12 PM   #19540
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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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