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Old Fri, Jun-04-2010, 01:56:13 PM   #21
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Yes, truly an amazing writeup! Thanks for all your hard work!
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I'll have my indy mechanic check out the cam gear to make sure it's not loose when he does the valve inspection (was going to anyway before this thread). It's cool that there's a DIY out there for swapping out the bolts now.
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Old Fri, Jun-04-2010, 02:27:44 PM   #23
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awesome... Great job.

What did you use for a lock for the vibration damper?
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Old Fri, Jun-04-2010, 03:36:19 PM   #24
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Great DIY write up! Thanks, Will do this next time i change my oil and do my Valve adj. My car is an 03.5
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Sticky this thread! Great write-up! By the way, how loud is the sound that comes from these bolts backing out? Do you hear it inside the car or just in the engine bay?
this is my question as well. can you please expand on what the symptoms were for you? what exactly was the sound you were hearing (loudness, beats/sec. and so on).

and a huge thanks for doing this right up. i just completed inspection II, now i may have to open up the valve cover and take a look.
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So guys, I think we now know what has been causing all the mysterious vanos problems. Some lousy inferior fastners. Or the lack of some loctite being applied to the fastners. It all makes perfect sence now! Someone should send this to BMWNA.

Maybe they can get a clue if they don't already know.

I have 2003. But I'll still do this at my next valve adjustment.
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Is there a reason not to add a small additional amount of loc-tite to the threads of the new bolts? I could easily imagine adding a little blue loc-tite of my own to them, regardless of what is supplied on the new OE bolts.

I am also going to line this procedure up for my next valve adjustment, but that's 15k away.
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Just have them replace them.

BTW OP you are a hero.

Vote for sticky.

Absolutely will have the shop replace them, and yes this should be a sticky.


OP what are the specs and part numbers for the new bolts?
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By the way, how loud is the sound that comes from these bolts backing out? Do you hear it inside the car or just in the engine bay?
^^^this, and how many of you that have an '01 or '02 have found these bolts to be loose?
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awesome DIY, very informative, i will have to check my cam gear play next valve adjustment and maybe just do this as a preventative. thanks for the write up
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