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|06-28-2014, 09:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sacramento CA
My Ride: 2004 325i e46 sedan
Auto-RX before or after full CCV replacement?
So I replaced my valve cover gasket recently and noticed quite a bit of build up on the front of the crank.
(Previous owner seriously neglected this car)
I did research and found good reviews on auto rx. Figured i would use it to get rid of this build up. I know I will have to do a heavy dose twice and a thorough rinse according to the instructions givin on the site.
My delema is that I have noticed a small oil leak towards the rear bottom of the engine. All my research leads me to the ccv/vanos lines.
I have already replaced the following items:
Power steering pump
Power steering reservoir and hoses
Both fuel tanks
Oil filter housing gasket
Valve cover gasket
The car has 190k on the engine
I know there is build up in the ccv vanos. I have slight loss of power when I release the gas pedal. Almost as though it is lightly braking on its own.
I have also just seafoamed the car. Worked amazingly! She is so much smoother!
I am worried about the build up near the crank though. I know it can turn to a serious headache if I do not correct.
My question is if I should do the auto rx treatment before replacing the ccv/vanos or wait til after the change?
I'm afraid that if I wait til after, it has a chance to clog the new vanos lines.
I appreciate any help that anyone has to offer and for reading this long post. Lol
Work in Progress.
2004 325i Sedan 19x9.5 front, 19x10.5 rear; Clear LED side markers; Black Roundels; Smoked m3 tails
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