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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rotorblade
Any news? I've just installed an OCC as...

Any news?
I've just installed an OCC as well on a n52b30; the fittings were 6mm ID so really small although made by mishimoto. The fun part was it came with huge a 14mm ID cheap garden hose....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
My Disa units are overdue and because they can...

My Disa units are overdue and because they can fail anytime unless they actually already did, I disconnected the large unit and incidentally the rattling noise I thought was coming from the chain is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Rotorblade
Here are two pictures

Here are two pictures
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By Rotorblade
Update: the rear panels had severe rust on the...

Update: the rear panels had severe rust on the bottom rear areas that affected the strength of the sheet and needed reconstruction and welding of area otherwise it would either not hold well or it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-20-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
Mine doesn't have a dip stick. I've...

Mine doesn't have a dip stick. I've checked the oil a while ago by draining it all. It had some condensation only on the oil cap, but I did very short trips on cold weather. After 20...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-18-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
I've been monitoring the temperature and...

I've been monitoring the temperature and pressure in the coolant tank, it goes between 0.8-1.1bar, and 45-75C, the engine stays at 95-97C, while driving at 80-110kph. The transmission...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
Yes, he bled the system, but I needed to add one...

Yes, he bled the system, but I needed to add one more litre in the morning. I had stabilized now. I didn't make bubbling noises anymore. Also, I did a 20km trip to a shopping center and the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
Updates: I had the new tank installed today....

Updates:
I had the new tank installed today. And additional problem now - the mechanic found the ATF thermostat damaged.
I've also installed a wireless pressure sensor on the bleed cap using an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-11-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,602
Posted By Rotorblade
There are coolants available that don't...

There are coolants available that don't use water, it should help prevent corrosion with the n52
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-17-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
Thanks. I've just seen your reply and you...

Thanks. I've just seen your reply and you were right. I've jacked up the car today and removed the engine under-shield and cleaned the expansion tank wit a rag then let the engine idle...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
It has white smoke but that is common to many...

It has white smoke but that is common to many cars during the cold season. I have ordered a new cap and on the old one I may install a pressure sensor (from the tpms :)). Anyway in the last 2 days it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-12-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
Regarding the old timing chain condition the...

Regarding the old timing chain condition the chain had a degree of stretching I can't estimate how bad it was anyway but the plastic rails were a bit brittle. A confirmation of the plastic...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-12-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
There seems to be no pressure in the cooling...

There seems to be no pressure in the cooling system when the engine is cold at 35%load (inpa readout - in gear with brakes and a little throttle). So either the cap is not good or there is a leak at...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
They didn't pull the head. If the head...

They didn't pull the head. If the head gasket leak is confirmed I'll tell them to check the bolts to see if there are loose ones.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
Thanks. Yes, I was planning for that or a...

Thanks. Yes, I was planning for that or a compression test, but I didn't check if or where I could buy the kit.
I think it's a small leak that got worse over time. I remember finding...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Rotorblade
Possible blown head gasket

The low coolant level warning came up while driving a few days ago 100mi after a timing chain repalcement job. It seems to be leaking through the filling cap valve. I have refilled the system several...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
Yes, it's the n52 with the electrical...

Yes, it's the n52 with the electrical pump. I can activate it without starting up the engine. The system seems to hold pressure. When I open the filling cap there is still air coming out even...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
After less than 100miles there is a new problem,...

After less than 100miles there is a new problem, the low coolant lamp switched on. There is a bit of coolant spill below the coolant tubes in the right side where is the coolant filling cap. I did a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,602
Posted By Rotorblade
3.0si e86, 100k miles-unconfirmed blown head...

3.0si e86, 100k miles-unconfirmed blown head gasket
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-02-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
I got the car from the mechanic a few days ago....

I got the car from the mechanic a few days ago. He has replaced the chain, guides and sprokets, seals and also the oil pan gasket and bolts, and the valve cover gasket.
I can still hear that chain...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-02-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,602
Posted By Rotorblade
10/2008 e86 3.0si Long runs until 60k mi ...

10/2008 e86 3.0si
Long runs until 60k mi
Then daily driver up to 90k
200km on racetrack (engine gets quite hot during such sessions) and short trips sporty driving, now 101k miles
Parked...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
Thanks, I didn't check that alternator...

Thanks,
I didn't check that alternator belt because it didn't seem to be related to the noise.
The car is now at the mechanic for the timing chain replacement and while they were...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 10-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By Rotorblade
I did some testing and I guess the lock actuator...

I did some testing and I guess the lock actuator uses a 4 wire stepper motor. Not sure how it determines weight the lock is opened or closed. If the unlock message is sent from the tail button or...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 10-12-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By Rotorblade
I'll try to mount a relay that closes the command...

I'll try to mount a relay that closes the command circuit instead of using the lid button to do it and closes the lock circuit as well at the same time.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-11-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rotorblade
Thank you. I'll check with the mechanic...

Thank you.
I'll check with the mechanic next week. The car has 100k mileage but I also did 100miles on a race track. I've heard that they may need replacement between 100-200k km...
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