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Old 12-28-2011, 07:54 AM
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Sooty buildup in engine bay

Anyone see something similar to this soot buildup? appears to be coming from in between the EGR cooler and the elbow to the intake, the connection to the EGR cooler appears to be a metal mesh screen, also seems to be leaking from the clamp. I have brought this issue to the SA during my last service -said this was normal, but now I am smelling uncatalized diesel exhaust inside the car at lower speeds. I haved wiped this area with a dry rag about 5k miles ago so it would probably have more buildup. No CEl, just a scheduled Vehicle check reminder. 2011 X5d 25k+ miles mostlly freeway driving in southwest US.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:45 PM
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My engine bay with just shy of 21k miles is remarkably rather clean.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:34 PM
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Vehicle is at the dealership, they said it was not clogged they just could not get a good seal in that area, they are replacing the EGR cooler, elbow, clamp and something else they are waiting on.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:42 PM
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Definitely NOT normal. Your SA should be spanked, then spanked again
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:50 PM
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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Dam did this thread get hijacked?

Anyway the dealer replaced:
EGR cooler
Clamp
Torx bolt
Charge air line
They noted that the pipe between the cooler and the throttle was cracked. During the test drive the charge air line between the intercooler and the throttle blew off damaging the charge air pipe.

Apparently there was also a recall done -they replaced the Charge air temp sensor per SIB. They installed Temperature Sensor 13 62 8 519 444.
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