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Old 07-23-2012, 08:53 PM
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Leak on Boost Line (N54)

OK so recently I've been hearing a hissing sound from my N54 (twin turbo) whenever I get on the gas and get the turbos going. Last weekend I had a check engine light (don't have a code reader). Anyway, I get under the hood tonight to look around for possible leaks and I see some residue around the inlet of the intercooler.

Sure enough, the line going into the intercooler is a little loose. I have the service manual, and it says there is a special tool (order # 11 8 670) to clamp the hose down onto the inlet where there is a snap ring. Well, I don't have this special tool, and I tried with pliers to no avail. Any one ever have to clamp this assembly together without the BMW tool? Any help is MUCH appreciated!

ED (M 3050 Z) Pickup May 21 2008, re-delivery August 22, 2008:
335xi Sparkling Graphite on Black Leather/Dark Walnut, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, 6FL, HD Radio, 18" wheels
ED blog: http://bmweuro2008.blogspot.com/
ED photos: http://www.ryan.piratescott.com/euro2008/index.html
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