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Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-05-2016, 08:23 PM
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Posted By 3.0L-Z3
2007 BMW 335xi - 100k miles - Exceptionally clean - $11.5k

2007 BMW 335xi - 100k miles - Exceptionally clean...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Wastegate rattle is an early indicator of turbos...

Wastegate rattle is an early indicator of turbos going out. See this (my!) youtube video for details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQD6tITYH7k

Buy or borrow yourself a Mityvac (about $40) and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-27-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
N54 Wastegate Flapper Rattle Mechanical Repair DIY (w/ Turbo Lab components)

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19749087
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 03-12-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
N54 Engine Block & Pistons

Hi all,

For sale - an N54 engine block as well as 5 pistons/connecting rods. PM me if interested.

Thanks.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
A couple points for thought. 1. As I recall,...

A couple points for thought.

1. As I recall, the fan shroud is retained with a single screw (and several plastic snaps). If it saves you grief, remove the shroud.

2. The spring clip can be in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
http://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-2376-Spark-Socket/...

http://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-2376-Spark-Socket/dp/B00EDN3V0G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454167850&sr=8-2&keywords=bmw+14+spark+plug+socket
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
So tonight I did the "30FF boost leak hunt"...

So tonight I did the "30FF boost leak hunt" procedure given in the previous link. I had a tough time with it, it was very difficult to keep leaks from occurring in the intake section of tube where it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
I uploaded a video of my boost/vacuum with...

I uploaded a video of my boost/vacuum with respect to RPM. Pretty easy to tell it's not building boost as it should. From what I've read, it should hit 6psi after 3k RPM and remain between 6-8psi.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Tracking down the 30FF codes Tonight I did...

Tracking down the 30FF codes

Tonight I did the following tests:

Measured vacuum after the canisters while engine was running. Measure about 25inHg, which seems healthy.
Individually...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-24-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Latest update is I think I have a boost/vacuum...

Latest update is I think I have a boost/vacuum leak. The throttle body codes have gone away and been replaced by 30FF, the classic underboost for which there's tons written about. I've attached my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Tonight my buddy drove the car and was able to...

Tonight my buddy drove the car and was able to recreate the Engine Malfunction error we got the first day. We were driving about 60mph in 5th gear. He went to WOT and held it for 3-4 seconds. At that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Hi guys! Thanks for the kind words. ...

Hi guys! Thanks for the kind words.



Yeah, but it wasn't as bad as you might think. In Germany when they built this thing, they definitely had a "front end subassembly line" where they built...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Success! Today was reassembly day. I recruited my...

Success! Today was reassembly day. I recruited my buddy to help reinstall the engine and subcomponents. We had a few challenging moments:

-Clutch didn't work immediately. The slave cylinder needed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
The best thing to do would be to find a junkyard...

The best thing to do would be to find a junkyard car crashed from behind. The entire front end bolts off with like 10 bolts... if you can make a deal with the seller (maybe $1000) you'd have a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Today I (hopefully) rectified the mistakes of...

Today I (hopefully) rectified the mistakes of yesterday. The VANOS adjustment plates could have been repaired in the vehicle, but the self-adjusting pressure plate wasn't accessible so I pulled the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Well, today was a bit of a failure. In the end I...

Well, today was a bit of a failure. In the end I had two issues:

1. I discovered my car has a "self adjusting clutch" and dual-mass flywheel. With a self-adjusting clutch, the pressure plate needs...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Hey Zooks, your comment is the reason I bother to...

Hey Zooks, your comment is the reason I bother to upload all these photos and document the process. Because fact is, it's just not that complicated! Anyone with the Internet can rebuild one of these...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Tomorrow is the big day. I finished engine...

Tomorrow is the big day.

I finished engine reassembly tonight and got everything prepped to drop the engine back in the car tomorrow morning. Assembling a freshly cleaned engine is bliss... no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Tonight I installed the turbos and water pump,...

Tonight I installed the turbos and water pump, and pressure washed the engine. While it was apart, I took advantage and installed new o-rings in all the turbo oil fittings. To prevent water from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
A few photos of reassembly. Head is now on. Next...

A few photos of reassembly. Head is now on. Next I'll install the turbos and water pump, and temporarily install the valve cover in order to pressure wash the engine and minimize risk of getting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Today I mounted the new block on the engine...

Today I mounted the new block on the engine stand, removed the stuck bolt, and cleaned the cylinder head.

Removing the stud bolt was a major pain. I bought a stud remover tool (see pic) which did...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Hi all, Question: The vacuum line extending...

Hi all,

Question: The vacuum line extending out of my vacuum pump had a small amount of oil in it. Is that normal? Where would that oil be coming from?

I have the following parts available from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
This weekend I picked up the "new" used short...

This weekend I picked up the "new" used short block in my Prius and brought it home. It turns over like butter... night and day over the old block. One caveat, the new block has one of the aluminum...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-06-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
A short block includes the oil pump actually.

A short block includes the oil pump actually.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,284
Posted By 3.0L-Z3
Hi all, I sourced a short block locally for...

Hi all,

I sourced a short block locally for $700, so I'll pick that up this weekend. I ordered all the small parts I'll need to complete the project from ECS Tuning. Total came to around $600.
...
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