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Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 03-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
Ok. So I was finally able to get a hold of an...

Ok. So I was finally able to get a hold of an aftermarket ring set for 1/3 of OEM price. Next, I have to plastic-gauge bearings and determine where to go from there (Rod bearings looking pretty good...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-11-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
The name of the shop in LIC NY for electronic...

The name of the shop in LIC NY for electronic issues is:
Manny's
2719 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 786-3393
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-11-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
Hello all. It's been a long time, but I am about...

Hello all. It's been a long time, but I am about to start finishing the job.

Note: A piece of advise to anyone thinking of doing something like this. This is not as difficult as some professional...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-27-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
It all depends on what you need done. For...

It all depends on what you need done.
For transmission issues, contact Alvaro at "Dakar Transmissions" in LIC. For general mechanical issues, contact Abdul at "All German" also in LIC (around the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By bandit1730
I've done it two times because I used cheap...

I've done it two times because I used cheap aftermarket parts the 1st time around (it pays pay the additional price and go OEM on this one). If you are paying top dollar to have a shop do this for...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
No, but you will have to get the timing kit and...

No, but you will have to get the timing kit and set timing on it since the chain slipped (You will need to remove the valve cover in order to do so). Also, don't just replace the driver's side....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-09-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
$185.00 (including shipping) eBay Chinese tool...

$185.00 (including shipping) eBay Chinese tool link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-N62-N73-TIMING-TOOLS-EXTRACTOR-INSTALLER-TOOL-KIT-/251435573732
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
The gears won't move by themselves, but I...

The gears won't move by themselves, but I recommend you fabricate a metal jig to secure timing gears itself without having to remove the valve covers and everything involved in doing so if that's the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 09-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
Posted By bandit1730
It is called AC Condenser and I did not take it...

It is called AC Condenser and I did not take it off. You have to leave the compressor and all AC lines connected.
In regards to removing the front assembly, its pretty straight forward (remove...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,668
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 69,600
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 69,600
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 69,600
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 69,600
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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: 141
Views: 15,668
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...
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