Originally Posted by brewmasterflash
Yes, for the drains it's just the grommet at the end that usually plugs up. I did blow some air through it too. You could also push some wire through it. Nothing too firm, something like the plastic wire from a weed trimmer.
Valve cover gasket also a more likely culprit.
I'll take a look at the drains and let you know if I run into any problems.
Dropped my car off at my Indy over lunch -- he'll be tackling the pan/filter and fluid, valve cover gasket, oil change. He also had a spare DISA valve that he's going to try on my car -- my old one rattles, and is likely on its way out.
He doesn't have any of the BMW Standard Tools coding software, so I'm going to make sure I can get EDIABAS installed on my machine tonight, so I can reset adaptations first thing in the morning tomorrow.
Will report back on how the car is driving. I hope the new DISA helps drivability issues, mpg issues -- and that the tranny service helps smooth out some shifting.
He will also be using an SRS scan tool to check any airbag fault codes.