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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:12 PM
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Z3 Remove bolts to clean & polish

My car is a 2000 Z3 2.3 roadster.

As shown in the photo below, I would like to remove the 3 bolts that hold down the cover to clean and polish them.
Not sure what to call that section of the engine. Anyway, if I remove these bolts and not disturb the cover, do I have to apply a certain torque on the bolts when I put them back on?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:06 PM
ronpolley ronpolley is offline
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3 bolts

If you disturb those bolts you will create an oil leak,as with any engine learn what to do before you do anything.A good place to start is the Bentley Service Manual.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:16 PM
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Exactly why asked the question before I did anything
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:50 PM
ronpolley ronpolley is offline
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vanos cover

Great,no problem created.Thats your Vanos/Cams timing cover.It has gaskets and seals.
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