DISA replaced and rattling noise gone! potential disaster averted!
I've had the rattling noise for a while and at first I thought it was the VANOS, but after further research and reading the 330i doesn't suffer from the VANOS rattling noise. I actually went as far as buying all the gaskets to do the VANOS seal replacement until I realized it was the DISA making the noise.
Fast forward to today:
Here are a few pics of the DISA removed from the car.
as it came out of the car. notice the pin has work itself out about 1/3 of it's length!!!!!
the flap was not perpendicular + like it should be and generally really really dirty.
close up of the pin... scary.
the flap had a lot of movement in it. about 1/4" before any resistance was felt. the new one was perfectly centered + and wasn't as easy to move as the old one.
Thanks again to bimmerfest for potentially saving me from having to pay for a new engine
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