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Thread: DW77 BMW 330i ZHP Vanos & Strut Tower Thread - Pics

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    DW77 BMW 330i ZHP Vanos & Strut Tower Thread - Pics

    So.....started off great........but had a bit of bad news. Ugh. Front, right strut mount cracked. Found this upon strut bar removal.

    Anyways......1.5 hours I had the VC out....VCG off, and all clean up....ready to recieve the new VCG tomorrow.

    I thought it would be best to not open it up entirely and leave it overnight. My reasoning for not pulling the VANOS tonight.

    The other anomoly....was there were only 12 of 15 VC grommets. 3 of 4 grommets were missing, centerline...along the sparkplug wells.

    Other than that....everything looks good. I guess I see a weld repair in my future.

    No description really necessary for any of the pics. I am however very happy with the cleanliness underneath the VC. Enjoy....













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    sorry to hear about the crack. Better add the rough-road package to your pulley and belt shopping cart.
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    Word.....You mean the Turner re-enforcement plates?
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    Sorry about the luck, DW.

    Motor looks great, anyhow.

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    That's a def weld repair, no? Is that the permanent fix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    That's a def weld repair, no? Is that the permanent fix?
    Yeah, can't imagine any other way to fix that.

    Should be a permanent fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Word.....You mean the Turner re-enforcement plates?
    I think they sell em...but the dealer should have the strut tower reinforcement plates found on the Xi for a cool $25 or so.
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    Damn, that sucks. What's up withthemissing grommets? I guess the grommet gremlin stole them? No sludge, looking good. Make sure you have long thin nose needle pliers to get the vanos bolts out.

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    Man, I didn't know you could crack that. Sucks man. If you wanna diy it and need a welder I got a small one I could bring you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnmadd View Post
    Man, I didn't know you could crack that. Sucks man. If you wanna diy it and need a welder I got a small one I could bring you.
    Sweet.... I was just talking about that. I am def borrowing that.

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