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Old 04-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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tools needed for a CCV/CCV hoses DIY

i need to do this. Just saw I have a leaky hose so im gonna go in there and replace everything. I seen Bimmian has a great video. Can anyone give me a list of tools that I'll need? Any tips before I tackle this would be helpful.

Really appreciate it guys. Indy shops wanna charge $300 alone in labor. So i just got the parts in last week and need to tackle my self. Just need to know what tools I'll need.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Are you taking you intake manifold off?

You will need 10mm socket & extensions
Small screw driver for removing intake boots
You will need the correct size torx socket to get the CVV off. Around T25 or T30.

Take a look at BavAuto video showing how to remove CVV without removing intake.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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A flexible shaft driver helps a lot too.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #5
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Not to bad of a job. One of the first ones I tackled. Nicker has a DIY posted on here with the tools and parts needed. I think I used the Bav Auto videos on YouTube. They split it into 3 vids and do a good job. You might want to think about doing the oil filter housing gasket while your in there. I did them separately a year apart but you have a little extra time it's like a $6 gasket.

Also stay calm when fighting with those hoses. They do fit back together but damn it's a tight spot.
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