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ghd 10-14-2012 09:42 AM

Looking for a place to change Vanos seals
 
I want to change my Vanos seals, but have no place to do it, since I live in an apartment.
The car runs like crap at low rpm, bogs down and surges. I'm blaming Vanos seals.
Anyone know any bay, shop or driveway I can rent or borrow?

6appeal 11-19-2012 04:47 PM

I have the same car as you and I took my car to Rocco at RMP Motors to do it.

cormier 11-19-2012 04:51 PM

If you want to do a less involved procedure you can always get the Dr Vanos kit -- Bimmersport will do it for you

gnome 11-19-2012 09:35 PM

I ordered the kit from Beisen, and Rocco at RMP installed them for me.

ac_2007 11-23-2012 11:18 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but most of the work can be taken with you and done in your appartment.

The satisfaction of money saved and knowledge of a job done right feelsgoodman.jpeg

jabela 11-23-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 1590240)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but most of the work can be taken with you and done in your appartment.

The satisfaction of money saved and knowledge of a job done right feelsgoodman.jpeg

Agreed, it's not too bad. http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu..._procedure.htm

I'm planning on doing it myself, but can't find the seals I bought. Doh!

ghd 12-09-2012 01:49 PM

Thanks for the replies.
I plan to do it myself, instead of taking to a shop. Just need a place to do the work.
I don't think doing in the apartment will work. Dismantling and reassembly is the biggest part and that needs a bay. If I did set up a work area in the apartment, I'd have no way to drive back with the parts.

Hope I don't loose the seals, too. Pretty sure I left them in the trunk, so it shouldn't be a problem.

cormier 12-09-2012 01:59 PM

Just did the install of my DR Vanos kit, was a breeze with 2 guys took about 4 hours working at a good pace. If you have any questions shoot me a pm. The besian DIY is very good.

mercforhire 12-12-2012 10:12 PM

I did it myself in about 4-5 hours. In the summer.


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