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Old 12-13-2009, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Bimmer View Post
wilson, how are you doing all of this? How do you know to look for these "extra" things? Are you using the service manual? Can someone tell me how to get it?

Why not just pull the whole engine if you're going that deep? Seems like it would be easier to take it all apart and inspect it?
I'm just working out of my garage on weekends and evenings. My kids and wife are suffering but I gotta knock this out. My references are the electronic TIS which is an electronic manual, real oem for breakout of parts, google, and I read all the problems on this board and the solutions and get help from the guys on here.

I had a friend who was a mechanic that taught me about the timing chain.

I'm not going any farther than this so an engine pull wasn't needed I have no idea how to do that anyway.

By studying and documenting everything it helps me learn everything so I can get it all back together. One nice thing about BMW is all of the visual resources.
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