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Old 01-27-2011, 07:31 PM
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Well we got the head back together before we realized the seat on one of the intakes was damaged from whatever got sucked through the engine, so had to pull the induction cam to repair the seat. Been a long process, specially with all the brittle parts from this fairly new engine, but all is well, engine runs great, no codes!

I took a pic of what went through the engine, and perhaps you guys should take a look at yours. The variable intake vane broke off and the plate shaft is what did the damage

I will try to remember and post some pics, but the thing that attaches to your intake manifold just above the throttle body (2 torx bolts hold it on), pull that thing out and examine the condition of it. The entire plate is gone and the metal rod/shaft is what ruined this car that's in great shape.

Thank you for your help, fellow Bavarian friends
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