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Old 02-08-2020, 07:14 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by LeverThis View Post
Avoid using picks that are too sharp because you don't want to damage the plastic housing. The cheap small pick set at Harbor Freight is all you really need, or even a small screwdriver if carefull. The original is like a hard silicone rtv, you might need something sharp initially to cut into it to make a start, but once you get an opening a duller tool is safer.

Fwiw, check out German Auto Solutions for a quality DISA o-rings sized correctly for a 325i.

Newbimer, did that Ford water pump oring work? I've read both positive and negatives about that approach.
I have a Viton O-Ring, just everything on this car is 16yo, and never did this or lower intake boot and both look so intimating and one of those scenarios that if I'm off on something when I replace there goes my mode of transportation I'm really nervous about the pin that holds the flap [emoji32]

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