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Old 06-13-2020, 05:02 AM
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So they really don't serve much of a purpose I am assuming? Awesome brother thank you.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:56 AM
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So they really don't serve much of a purpose I am assuming? Awesome brother thank you.


Maybe at the factory at one point but anyone with an N62 takes them off to avoid the headache of trying to reposition them. It does not adversely effect anything.


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Old 06-20-2020, 07:50 AM
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So I have the passanger side valve cover that is giving me some what if an issue. I cannot access the bottom bolt that is right next to the ac lines. Do I need to buy some sort of a special tool for this. It is a true PITA.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:56 PM
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So I have the passanger side valve cover that is giving me some what if an issue. I cannot access the bottom bolt that is right next to the ac lines. Do I need to buy some sort of a special tool for this. It is a true PITA.


My setup is different but have you tried different length extensions or a swivel socket?


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Old 06-20-2020, 06:41 PM
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Yea I tried a swivel but it is too tight I might just try a gear wrench 10 m see if that works. By the way thank you so much for your help unicorn I really appreciate it
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:44 PM
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Yea I tried a swivel but it is too tight I might just try a gear wrench 10 m see if that works. By the way thank you so much for your help unicorn I really appreciate it


I have a ton of extensions. Do those lines prevent a long extension from getting to that bolt head on?


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Old 06-20-2020, 07:50 PM
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Yeah I tried extention with a small swivel but there's enough clearance for only my small 10m socket.
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Old 06-20-2020, 10:26 PM
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Would jacking up the engine 1/2 help create some clearance?


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Old 06-21-2020, 04:30 AM
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Metric ratchet wrench? Looks like you just need the right size tool.


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Old 06-25-2020, 12:45 PM
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Hello can someone please give me some advice. I just did my VCG , Vanos o rings, timing cover gasket, and cam o rings. I followed instructions to connect battery and turn car on without starting ignition for a few minutes. I hear the Valvetronic motors moving then they click and stop but when I turn on it runs rough and I get P0018 and P0012 codes. Any advice would be greatly appreciate.
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:55 PM
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Hello can someone please give me some advice. I just did my VCG , Vanos o rings, timing cover gasket, and cam o rings. I followed instructions to connect battery and turn car on without starting ignition for a few minutes. I hear the Valvetronic motors moving then they click and stop but when I turn on it runs rough and I get P0018 and P0012 codes. Any advice would be greatly appreciate.
Had the same problem when I did my VCG. Drove it to BMW(barely made it) And they said I needed new camshaft sensors. I was very skeptical but bought a new sensor and the rough ride and codes went away.

If it the code is only on 1 bank. Switch the camshaft sensors to see if that helps.
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