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#1 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 04:07 PM
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So this is what needs to be done to my car...

RTABs
Valve Cover Gasket
Power Steering Hoses
Oil leaking from the Fuel Filter Housing (possibly)
New Tires
Vanos someday...its makin noise...

the RTABS and tires ive taken care of, how hard is it to do the power steering hoses or change teh VCG?

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Valve Cover Gasket is a few hours if you've never done it. Not that big a deal.

PS hoses are a giant pain in the ass


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Valve Cover Gasket is a few hours if you've never done it. Not that big a deal.

PS hoses are a giant pain in the ass
thats wat i was afraid of...

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Vanos... how about you replace the vanos solenoid first smarty.
RTABs.. get the tool.. twenty min max.
Valve Cover Gasket... simple... amateur stuff.
Power Steering Hoses... NOT HARD.. just use hydralic hose clamps not the ones that came off in the first place.
Oil leaking from the Fuel Filter Housing (possibly) What?... no.
New Tires.... Tire rack..> FTW.

Quit ya bitchin son.

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I just recently got a tip on the failing VANOS units on these cars. Apparently they were designed with dinosaur oil in mind, and synthetic seeps through into places it's not supposed to due to smaller molecule size. Switch back to dino oil and it might help.



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Vanos... how about you replace the vanos solenoid first smarty.
RTABs.. get the tool.. twenty min max.
Valve Cover Gasket... simple... amateur stuff.
Power Steering Hoses... NOT HARD.. just use hydralic hose clamps not the ones that came off in the first place.
Oil leaking from the Fuel Filter Housing (possibly) What?... no.
New Tires.... Tire rack..> FTW.

Quit ya bitchin son.

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whos bitching kid?

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i,like u, have lux too


nathaniel, im running non-sythn right now...

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I just recently got a tip on the failing VANOS units on these cars. Apparently they were designed with dinosaur oil in mind, and synthetic seeps through into places it's not supposed to due to smaller molecule size. Switch back to dino oil and it might help.
Meh. My car has been running Mobil 1 synthetic since maybe 6000 miles on the car im told. Never had any of those issues.


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Mobil1 here as well. 201k on the odo and no VANOS problems.

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