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Old 09-20-2010, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Hooray! View Post
do one "major" thing at a time if you need to drive your card daily.
I do need it daily (although I'm currently unemployed ... but nothing lasts forever).

So this is the recommendation when doing VANOS:
a) Do cooling system overhaul first
b) Along with the cooling system, probably do a drive-belt system overhaul plus the PS reservoir hose & OFH gasket leak
c) Then, do VANOS & spark plugs as it's own job

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knowing how to spin off the fan / shroud from your VANOS experience will make the cooling system update that much easier.
When I replaced my alternator (and drive belt system), I learned how to remove and reinstall (thanks to the cn90 rawhide trick) the fan clutch nut. I'm no longer afraid of that task!

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The CCV is next for me even though mine look mayo free at the valve cover connection, likely because I have a FL (hot) car.
I'm also in a moderate climate. Is the CCV generally tackled all by itself or do you recommend coupling the CCV with one of the other major jobs?
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