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by TimG
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Replacing snapped bonnet release cable
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Replacing snapped bonnet release cable

As my cable has snapped at the cable end, what is the procedure for routing a new bonnet release cable through the bulkhead? I can see the grommet in the footwell and where it appears in the engine bay, but will it just thread through from the footwell side and poke up where I can grab it? Can't ge...
by TimG
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Replacing snapped bonnet release cable
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Replacing snapped bonnet release cable

As my cable has snapped at the cable end, what is the procedure for routing a new bonnet release cable through the bulkhead? I can see the grommet in the footwell and where it appears in the engine bay, but will it just thread through from the footwell side and poke up where I can grab it? Can't get...
by TimG
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Parameters to detect boost leak ?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Parameters to detect boost leak ?

Is it possible to identify a potential boost leak by reading some of the parameters using the Carly app? There seems to be a lot of things you can measure/monitor so wondered if it is possible?

Tim
by TimG
Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Cotswold BMW
Topic: Quote for front bumper ducting
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Quote for front bumper ducting

Reg number PY06AKG.

I need the duct that sits behind the m sport bumper and runs through to the inner arch - drivers side.

Also the central duct that sits behind the lower central bumper grill/opening and directs air to the radiator.

Price each please?

Regards
Tim
by TimG
Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

It's definitely best practice to replace the oil feeds, I would. Yup, vortex breather can be easily washed out with a bit of detergent/carb cleaner/whatever. :) Just thinking, what's the internals made from on this filter? Assuming no foam at all? I completely submerged the housing and ran water th...
by TimG
Thu May 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: How To's
Topic: Crankcase breather change
Replies: 32
Views: 17049

Re: Crankcase breather change

Obviously the old loo roll one is foam, but is the vortex one purely plastic? Can't quite visualise how it 'filters' without the foam!

I completely washed mine out the other day so just checking no damage can be done to the bits you can't see inside by washing it?
by TimG
Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

AP1 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 am
Your egr thermostat is cracked.
Yes I know. That's the least of my worries :lol:
by TimG
Sun May 13, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

I cleaned out the breather today. It wasn't blocked and I was relieved to find the vortex type (Would had been really annoyed if it was the loo roll one & blocked as I never checked before! ) Cars going to the garage on Friday so I think I'll order the turbo from Essex Turbo along with the new oil f...
by TimG
Sat May 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Ok so did some investigation today. Got the following video of the movement of the shaft. Would you say this is excessive?

That line around the outside, should that be there or might that be from the blades fouling?

https://youtu.be/l7ZXARmzG18
by TimG
Fri May 11, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

So Turbo replacement ... Is it necessary to replace the oil feed and return pipes? Or is it acceptable to clean them out? Does this depend on 'how' the turbo has failed?

Iirc the oil breather/ separator can be cleaned as long as it is the vortex type?
by TimG
Thu May 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

marco_polo wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Very easy, charge pipe off, give it a wiggle.
Two bolts at the top of the charge pipe and then wiggle off turbo?

Genuine question. Why is it not clamped onto the turbo, but just pushed on?

So 'any' lateral movement in the shaft is a bad sign I'm assuming!?
by TimG
Wed May 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

How easy is it to check the turbo for play in the shaft? Would I have to take much apart? The garage I use can't look at it until next Friday so wouldn't mind having a look myself.
by TimG
Wed May 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

£432 for the turbo with 2 year warranty or £306 If you choose 1 year warranty.

Hmmmm.
by TimG
Wed May 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Thanks Slindborg. That's really useful to read your experiences. So I got a price from Essex Turbos. £360+VAT (£432.00) with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty or £255+VAT (£306.00) with a 1 year unlimited mileage warranty. This seems substantially cheaper than the above quote for a recon unit. Ho...
by TimG
Tue May 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2011)
Topic: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Probably Turbo Failure - advice?

Thanks Slindborg. That's really useful to read your experiences. So I got a price from Essex Turbos. £360+VAT (£432.00) with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty or £255+VAT (£306.00) with a 1 year unlimited mileage warranty. This seems substantially cheaper than the above quote for a recon unit. How...

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