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Old 01-31-2009, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by av98 View Post
Wow that's a scary looking part. How much mileage is on your 330i? Was the DIY difficult?
current milage is 168K but the noise probably started around 150K or so. I shouldn't have ignored it for so long. I could have paid the big price. I read (here in fact) of someone having the pin back out completely and be swallowed up by the engine = kaboooom

the DIY was fairly easy for me. took me about 15mins total. I had to make another extension to be able to reach the T40 bolts (also taped so they don't come apart). I also had to disconnect the intake tube and push it down so I can get at the 2nd bolt and remove the DISA. Part was a little expensive ($183 with shipping from Tischer) but to think what could have happened if the pin worked itself loose and into the engine.... Well, like I said, I saved money (and potentially the engine)

Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
Wow, that's crazy. +1 on what the mileage is.
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