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I have 2010 328i / the Val Tronic motor shaft broke I

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I have 2010 328i...

I have 2010 328i / the Val Tronic motor shaft broke I removed the valve cover / removed the broken shaft / reinstalled the cover Now I'm not sure how to install the new motor / adjust it

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately?

85,000

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 328i yourself? What have you tried so far?

I'm replacing the valvetronix motor

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
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Are you just looking for information / instructions to install the valvetronic motor at this point?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The shaft on my motor had broken off So I had to remove the valve cover to remove the broken shaft Now the civer is back on / I have a new dealer motor to install
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

what is the last 7 of the vin of the vehicle?

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