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Old 05-22-2007, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by dmako View Post
Yes 'we' did all the labor. My buddy is a mechanic. Did it in about 7 hours of which 4 were bull $hiting. Would take around 3-4 hours.
my record for changing out the water pump (the biggest PITA part) was an hour and a half... from breaking the fan off the pump to Airlifting the system.

yeah... no fun included. just blew thru the whole disassembly and reinstall all at once... nonstop.

Originally Posted by dmako View Post
But it didn't fix my VANOS cold idle issue, oh well.
your vanos issue is with the $h|t seal BMW uses in there. check the FAQ for the techincal thread on Roadfly about it.

It takes a lot of work to be lazy.
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