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I am changeing the valve cover gsket on my 330xi bmw 2006

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i am changeing the valve cover gsket on my 330xi bmw 2006 and there is a part that i do not know how to remove or what it is .
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Jerry replied 6 months ago.

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That is the actuator drive solenoid for the variable valve timing. You have to release the tension on it before removing it.


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