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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Anyone interested in buying the Hastings ring set...

Anyone interested in buying the Hastings ring set for the N62 4.4L engine at a discounted price??? It looks like I am going to have to buy OEM after all. There is a clearance issue with the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 40,533
Posted By bandit1730
Your mailbox is full.

Your mailbox is full.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-11-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Ok, Thanks! I did noticed the adhesion to the...

Ok, Thanks! I did noticed the adhesion to the pipe. It is just insane having to buy the whole pipe just because the o-ring. Having a hard time locating an after market ring set as well.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-08-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
I'm not dead yet! As it is the case most of the...

I'm not dead yet! As it is the case most of the times, life gets complicated (work, family and aliens). I'm just finishing another project (91 Acura Legend LS got for my daughter).
I hope to finish...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
The engine was smoking (all N62 suffer from...

The engine was smoking (all N62 suffer from leaking valve seals) and therefore consuming excessive oil.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Technical support at Hastings confirms .012 ~...

Technical support at Hastings confirms .012 ~ .022 gap for aftermarket applications. Therefore I am at the lower end of specifications.
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-04-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
This is the response I got from Rafael. I did...

This is the response I got from Rafael. I did manage to fit the oil ring after Rafael confirmed that they are "intended to fit a 2mm groove. The trick is that you have to compress the setup and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 40,533
Posted By bandit1730
I think 1/4 will do. The top nipple's diameter is...

I think 1/4 will do. The top nipple's diameter is 7.45mm (0.29)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 40,533
Posted By bandit1730
"RIBS" ...

"RIBS"

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y412/jose_pichardo1/BMW%20Engine%20Project/CIMG0428_zpsc6ac4672.jpg...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Hastings rings set (part # 2C5211) from Perfect Engines.

Had a chat with Rafael from Perfect Engines and he asked me to insert the 1st ring and measure the gap. This is the the Hastings 1st ring (Product #2C5211) and the gap is 3.50mm.

...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Sweet!!! Are this the correct ring set: ...

Sweet!!!

Are this the correct ring set:

http://www.perfectengine.com/Hastings_2C5211_Piston_Ring_Set_p/has-2c5211.htm

I do have a ring tool I bought from HF to do my Supra engine. I just...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Back from "vacation" with family yesterday ready...

Back from "vacation" with family yesterday ready to pickup where I left-off. Will order the same set of rings you order and the + 0.3 HG set tomorrow Monday.
By now, I suppose you are done with your...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-15-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Update. Took all pistons out and cleaned them....

Update.
Took all pistons out and cleaned them. Broke most of #2 rings while removing them from Pistons.
Have been really busy with work and Xmas holiday trip ahead. Will postpone any future work...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 40,533
Posted By bandit1730
I am leaving the main bearings unmolested on my...

I am leaving the main bearings unmolested on my engine. I Just don't want to open Pandora's box and go overboard financially (At least other members benefit from our adventures).
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
I'm sticking to "if it ain't broken (or within...

I'm sticking to "if it ain't broken (or within specs)... don't fix it". I am aware of the bearing nightmare Schpenxel is having and opted to leave the main bearings alone (let'as see about rod...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Piston #1 is out (Just took 1 out to measure the...

Piston #1 is out (Just took 1 out to measure the rings a inspect bearings. Will clean it and post pictures later!
Note: I should have taken out # 2 since it is the one that had the exhaust blockage...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Apparently, I have a similar mark on my block as...

Apparently, I have a similar mark on my block as well (see right side on pic below), but it has nothing to do with timing chain or rails (the block is off limits in regards to timing gear alignment...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Will replace all of them! ...

Will replace all of them!

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y412/jose_pichardo1/CIMG0413_zpsd27f303b.jpg (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/jose_pichardo1/media/CIMG0413_zpsd27f303b.jpg.html)
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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-03-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
There is a seal kit for the aftermarket...

There is a seal kit for the aftermarket collapsible pipe. It should be the same size, but it goes for $35.00 and that's a lot of money for a small piece of rubber.

eBay link:...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-02-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Have been looking for the following SEAL/GASKET...

Have been looking for the following SEAL/GASKET to no avail.


Front water pipe O-Ring seal (#3 on Real OEM link below)
Valley pan gasket (#1 on Real OEM link below)

...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-02-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Will check on mine's tomorrow!

Will check on mine's tomorrow!
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 12-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Hey guys... I've been down with a cold since...

Hey guys... I've been down with a cold since Thanksgiving. Therefore, I have not been able to do anything on the engine. I didn't listen to the wife and been working on the engine on not so friendly...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-28-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,721
Posted By bandit1730
Ok.. Block is being taken apart and nothing...

Ok.. Block is being taken apart and nothing abnormal so far. The guide rails have a bit of wear (minimal. will take pics later on those). Other than that, everything is looking fine so far. Oil...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-26-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By bandit1730
Have them replace the whole valve body...

Have them replace the whole valve body "Mechatronics assembly". This is what fixed my issues after trying every trick on the book. The "Remanufactured" replacement unit comes with new oil...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-26-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By bandit1730
I rather buy from AMAZON than from eBay (better...

I rather buy from AMAZON than from eBay (better policies overall).

KOOLMAN BRAND $38.30 with free shipping (shipped from Imports Parts Depot):
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