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Old 10-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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I have the same car as you and I took my car to Rocco at RMP Motors to do it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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If you want to do a less involved procedure you can always get the Dr Vanos kit -- Bimmersport will do it for you
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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I ordered the kit from Beisen, and Rocco at RMP installed them for me.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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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
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but most of the work can be taken with you and done in your appartment.

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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!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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I did it myself in about 4-5 hours. In the summer.
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