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Old 01-02-2019, 09:54 AM
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Correct assessment.
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Zero Cool View Post
i'm so jealous of your lift.
gook luck with the overhaul.
Same. Doing one job for the OFHG/oil cooler gaskets made me say "hey, I saved so much money, don't think twice about paying for tools to get the job done."

​​​​​​I haven't reached lift status yet. Goals and dreams though!

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:57 AM
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Hey Kaane, Is that an aftermarket steering wheel?

How long have you been working on cars/BMWs? Do it by trade or DIY?
Thanks for your report on this vehicle, very helpful in keeping in mind of what to be on the look out for around this mileage. This one seems to be of relatively low mileage for some of the issues though, as compared to my vehicle (which has poor maintenance records).

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Old 01-03-2019, 09:46 AM
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Nah, stock sport package steering wheel.

I have been working on cars for a long time now. My first project car was like 20 years ago I do it for fun, but I change cars very often so always something new to learn.

Seems like pretty much everything on this car that breaks often needs replacing.

Here is some common things.
  • Oil Cooler Leak
  • Oil Pan Leak
  • Control arms shot
  • Motor mounts failed
  • Transmission bad - cracked sealing bridge and if was not caught soon enough so it blew the rest of the transmission
  • Differential bushings worn
  • Shock mounts cracked
  • Water pump was replaced in 2015, so that I won't have to touch.
  • Rear Main seal is leaking as well
  • Index 9 injectors are failing
  • Wastegates on both turbos completely worn out
So If I was not a DIY person, this car would be a horrible car to own.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:17 AM
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Took the old wastegate apart. Completely worn out. Rest of the turbos are in good shape, no play, no leaks. Ordered a new flapper and bushing.

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:51 PM
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Got new wastegate parts. Pressed the bushing in and installed the new flapper and welded it up. Works great, no more play.



All done





Also got a new engine stand that is geared with a crank. So much easier to rotate the engine, you can spin it with one hand. Now i can do the pan gasket and get the block all clean.



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Old 01-09-2019, 06:22 PM
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While the turbo's were out I measured axial play. Not super happy with the results. Spec is 0.0015 to 0.003in. My front turbo is at 0.0095in, so totally shot. I think I will order some RB Stage 1's and reuse my turbine housing.

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