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Old 09-29-2012, 11:01 PM
lovemyz3 lovemyz3 is offline
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Learn from my valve cover gasket mistake

I replaced the z3 valve cover gasket but I think people should know the following if they plan on DIY:

1) Remove all the hoses and wires from the guides found behind the valve cover before doing this install. Specifically, remove the hose from part #12 in the image below.

2) Inspect your air pump vacuum control hose- Mine snapped in half due to being very brittle. (labeled #3 and 4 in diagram)

What was first a valve cover gasket job has now turned into replacing the air pump vacuum control hose part #11657803732

Last edited by lovemyz3; 10-04-2012 at 08:53 PM.
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