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      06-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Need Help ASAP CDV Delete!!

Hey guys - how the hell do you fit a wrench in that small space to get a decent turn to tighten/loosen the damn bleed valve?! My car's sitting on ramps right now and I can't really fit the wrench in to get a turn in!

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Bump for you!!
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I looked - Larryn is not logged in currently. I know he did it. Sorry.
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Thanks for the support guys! Friday night I realize is not the best time to reach people...argh....
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I just used a thin small carburator style wrench without issue.
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^^ +1 for Templedogg. I just stuck a wrench up there and didn't think twice about how. It just fit. I remember it not being that tight either, so even though the wrench is smaller, it wasn't difficult to loosen.
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Hey guys - how the hell do you fit a wrench in that small space to get a decent turn to tighten/loosen the damn bleed valve?! My car's sitting on ramps right now and I can't really fit the wrench in to get a turn in!

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Had the same issue with friends install.

You need to get a flexible screwdriver which has an adaptor for fitting small 12mm socket.

Worked for me, just took 1 hour to find a shop that sold the flexible screwdriver wrench!

Mad.

p.s. I was able to bleed the clutch from below, just 2 very gentle depressions on the clutch pedal from a friend. 1st press and some air came out, 2nd press was only fluid. I used a proper hose clamp on the reservoir side, which really helped.
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Thanks, guys...The wrench was really tight fitting in; since I was stuck at my parents' garage and needed to get home, I ended up turning the bolt about 1/10 turn at a time by bringing in the wrench at an angle and bringing it perpendicular as I turned the bolt. I definitely stripped a bit of the edges as I turned, but eventually it got done.

Thankfully the mod was well worth it, but frustrating for a time there nonetheless.
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So.....how do you like the MT today?
Oh man, it's so much more freeing it's unbelievable.:roundel: It's better to the point where it's really frustrating that BMW even decided to make it as restricting as they did! Everyone MUST do this mod!
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