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07-01-2019, 06:17 AM
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Posted By gman6262

Like others have said - lots to read on the...

Like others have said - lots to read on the forums. One thing you might want to consider is that the turbos will eventually need to be replaced - wastegate bushing issue - and that's a big job....
07-01-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,379
Posted By gman6262

I've done all those rusting bolts under my car...

I've done all those rusting bolts under my car with Fluid Film - sticks really well - seems to work well. It would be worth the effort to try to hit all the steel heat shield fasteners - up above the...
07-01-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By gman6262

All of the turbocharger oil lines - feed and...

All of the turbocharger oil lines - feed and drain - are directly above that location. That's a fair bit of oil - if you're lucky - it's just an o-ring on a turbo oil line. Good luck.
07-01-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By gman6262

Here's a photo of my factory installation. ...

Here's a photo of my factory installation.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/5series.net-vbulletin/1200x1072/bmw_535xit_sirius_8277_cbb283c0b3db3799f8dc9153590c95c44925ab73.jpg
07-01-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By gman6262

You might want to consider replacing the...

You might want to consider replacing the expansion tank and cap also - from my research they can fail with time, and since you're in there you can do it all at once. Good luck with the repair.
01-26-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By gman6262

This can be really tricky. I just finished...

This can be really tricky. I just finished pulling my N54 apart - i had oil leaking from the back of the valve cover gasket, down in the space between the block and the transmission bellhousing,...
01-26-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By gman6262

I just finished doing these on mine. You have to...

I just finished doing these on mine. You have to remove the plastic trim - lower half of inner fender with the holes for the steering rack tie rods. A box end wrench will fit on the nut with about 10...
01-25-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By gman6262

Guys - I just wanted to thank everyone for their...

Guys - I just wanted to thank everyone for their encouragement over the past few months while I've been working on this project. I just got back from the dealer - they did the wheel alignment,...
01-21-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By gman6262

That area is very tight - I have the x-drive 535...

That area is very tight - I have the x-drive 535 wagon, just finished replacing the turbos but I did it with the engine out of the car. You might want to try contacting some of the North American...
01-21-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By gman6262

It's running. Finally got the brakes, suspension...

It's running. Finally got the brakes, suspension and wheels back on, finished the cowl over the engine, radiator cover, intercooler support, etc. Took it out today for a short run to warm up the...
01-19-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 425,877
Posted By gman6262

I'll recommend you change them all - once one has...

I'll recommend you change them all - once one has broken, many more will follow. It's a big job to splice the entire harness, but you won't be doing them all one at a time over the space of a year....
01-13-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By gman6262

I'm up to about $10k CAD ($7500USD) for...

I'm up to about $10k CAD ($7500USD) for everything - turbos, tools, radiator, AC condensor, all four axle rebuilds, steering gear rebuild, wheel bearings, rotors and brakes, bushings, hoses, seals,...
01-13-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By gman6262

Let us know how it goes when you install the...

Let us know how it goes when you install the splices. I've done this - if you have any questions just ask.
01-13-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By gman6262

Nice car. Same year and color as mine. What's the...

Nice car. Same year and color as mine. What's the mileage?
01-13-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By gman6262

Strut bushings are going to make a big...

Strut bushings are going to make a big difference. If you're doing them yourself - make sure to have a hydraulic press available. I just did mine - tried doing them with the bushing kit and threaded...
01-13-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By gman6262

I haven't gotten much done over the past 3 weeks...

I haven't gotten much done over the past 3 weeks - but the rear axles are in, the rear differential flushed and the cover gasket renewed, rear driveshaft in. The rear differential needed all new...
12-24-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By gman6262

The c shaped deflector on the plug is oriented...

The c shaped deflector on the plug is oriented towards the ground when you reinstall.
12-24-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,777
Posted By gman6262

Great post, thanks!

Great post, thanks!
12-24-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By gman6262

I would second the fluid flush. The lifetime...

I would second the fluid flush. The lifetime fluids aren’t really lifetime. If you drop the pan you can check the magnets for metal, and while you’re there, put in a new pan/filter. Your code is...
12-24-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By gman6262

I went back and forth with them by email a few...

I went back and forth with them by email a few times when I purchased my kits, they seemed to be fairly responsive. Shipping was by DHL and it took about a week. Might be slow due to the holidays?
12-16-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 425,877
Posted By gman6262

I did the Sencom wiring repairs almost 3 years...

I did the Sencom wiring repairs almost 3 years ago - and I've had no issues since. The silicone insulation on that wiring really felt like top quality - very flexible - and the copper wiring was also...
12-16-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By gman6262

One quart every 350 miles definitely isn't...

One quart every 350 miles definitely isn't normal, you have a leak or something else going on. Consider removing the shields under the engine - get a good look at the oil pan, joint between engine...
12-14-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,211
Posted By gman6262

Yeah - getting pretty close to wrapping this up....

Yeah - getting pretty close to wrapping this up. Have completed all the engine and transmission related items - front and rear crank seals, oil pan seal, head gasket, valve cover gasket, turbos,...
11-20-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,097
Posted By gman6262

This is a response to an old thread, but I ran...

This is a response to an old thread, but I ran into the same problem and thought I would share what I found just in case it can help someone else down the line. There are two places where fluid can...
11-10-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By gman6262

You can also check out BMW factory upgrades -...

You can also check out BMW factory upgrades - these guys are good - I've used them before: BMW Retrofits | CIC Navigation | NBT Navigation | Combox | ConnectedDrive | bimmerretrofit.com...
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