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Old 07-01-2011, 09:11 PM
jasoncapitalp jasoncapitalp is offline
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Originally Posted by crisscross View Post
Lower chain tensioner is really easy on that motor, and if you want to do the vanos stage two rebuild (replaces sprockets upperr tensioner and vanos seals) there are a bunch of good DIY writeups online. Right after I bought my m3 the timing chains started to make alot of noise also. I did the lower chain tensioner and a vanos seal replacement, and it sounds like a new motor. If you are handy with a wrench, i would try to pick that up for about 1k. Good luck.
i looked that up, doesnt seem that hard. i took my e36 head off and replaced the seals with
success. ive been slacking on going to see it, ill probably do it sunday. i looked up parts for the vanos, and i didnt see anything in the cheap range. he also told me id be better towing it home haha.
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