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Old 02-03-2019, 07:07 PM
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Took the valve covers off today and the passenger side front cover.

Finally getting back to this project. I need to get rocking on this as I will be spending a lot of time in Europe during the next year. I want to have this ready for my daughter to drive when she gets her license in the next month or two. I picked up a really sweet set of 87s for it.

Next is the removal of the driver's side front cover and the center cover. The timing chains actually look tight and so hopefully only new guides will be needed.

The engine is a mess of oil and dirt on the front and this is not really fun but it is coming along. Once I get the covers off I plan to remove the bottom pan and the intermediate pan. I guess many a wrench to be turned.... :-)
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:17 PM
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Finally at the point where I can see the parts that need changing. The motor is pretty clean inside and I think it is a matter of refreshing the guides, the Vanos and new seals.

For some reason my pics come out sideways....

How do the half shafts come out? Next is to get them out and remove the diff so I can get to the pans next. Just noticed a thread of somebody doing this on a 4.8.... I wonder if the diff can stay in place, somehow doubt it...
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:22 PM
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Never remove any part you don't have to remove to complete the work. Increases the risk of making a mistake, damaging a good part, breaking a bolt off, something leaking etc--- all that bad stuff that can happen anyway.
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