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One last question - is it OK to drive with the VANOS in this state? It only makes noise when the car is really really warmed up -- in fact last fall I thought the problem was the AUX fan. The noise went away during the winter, though, and only returned once the outdoor temperature went to the 80s again.
It sounds like someone is shooting the VANOS cover with a tommy gun... but from what I understand it isn't the end of the world to drive in this state since it is banging straight against the cover and not scraping laterally at all.
I'm just planning to commute to and from work until the new seals arrive if at all possible.
This noise must be the reason why they recommended 10w60 in the first place! It really sounds dreadful.