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      08-12-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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N20 Engine Cover Help?

Today I was going to change my sparks plugs so I had to remove my engine cover in order to do so (duh). Anyways, when lifting my engine cover off I found a mechanical box with some hoses attached to the side of it, directly behind the oil cover. What is it? and how do I remove it?
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Can we get a closer non upside down pic? Maybe circle it
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Sorry I didn't have access to a computer at the time so I was attempting to upload the picture from my phone. I've updated the original post with proper pictures. Thanks
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Today I was going to change my sparks plugs so I had to remove my engine cover in order to do so (duh). Anyways, when lifting my engine cover off I found a mechanical box with some hoses attached to the side of it, directly behind the oil cover. What is it? and how do I remove it?
I just posted about this yesterday in the spark plug change DIY video thread. Seems like the early F30s have it. They're vacuum hoses of some sort. Not sure of the exact function (the Bentley manual doesn't even mention it). Maybe later models have the same box, but not mounted to the underside of the engine cover? Anyway, just squeeze the notched part of them and they pull right off. If you can't squeeze hard enough with your fingers, try needle nose pliers (but carefully!).
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