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Old 03-23-2010, 08:39 PM
ElwoodBlues ElwoodBlues is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 530i Sport
Ok, I read up a little on the CCV (DIY here: and I went out in the garage and studied things for a bit, and I see how this would be convenient to do while the oil filter housing is already out of the way.

On the other hand, am I correct that going after the VANOS has nothing in common with doing the CCV other than the removing the plastic fuel rail cover?

If I keep adding on additional repairs, I'll never get to drive.

I guess in retrospect, I should have planned this out better to organize related repairs. I just jumped on the obvious stuff. Definite oil leak, cheap gasket, simple repair procedure that is well documented, seemed like a quick win.

So is this a better grouping:
1) Oil filter housing & CCV
2) VANOS, VCG, spark plugs (& whatever else is called for in the VANOS diy)
3) Cooling system components (or does some of this have to come off for VANOS?)
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