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About alijanjan

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  • Birthday 09/21/1976

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    Ali
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    Sydney
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    740i e38
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    318i e46
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    320i e90

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  1. alijanjan

    E90 2006 ZF transmission fluid

    Thanks All for the comment, as Olaf said the key is shell m1375.4 which I couldn’t find in penrite or nulon range cheers
  2. alijanjan

    E90 2006 ZF transmission fluid

    Thanks for the reply I've got the kit now as well as the mechatronic sleeve My usual bmw parts store has this oil which seems to meet the specs, $20 per litre so not too bad Motul Multi ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid - 1L Specification: Dexron IIIG/IIIH/IID/IIE, ZF 03D/04D/14A, Esso LT 71141, Shell M-1375.4, ZF Lifeguard 6
  3. alijanjan

    E90 2006 ZF transmission fluid

    Hi all I am planning on changing the transmission fluid on my 320i 2006 E90 as a maintenance task otherwise there seem to be nothing wrong with the transmission, it shifts very smooth i believe its a ZF GA6HP19Z i am buying the pan/filter but am not too sure on the type of fluid to use. any help would be much appreciated Thanks
  4. alijanjan

    E46, N42B20 TDC Lock location

    True I've just finished putting it back together and test driven it, all seems ok. will have to give it few Ks to see how it goes, seems ok for now ended up changing the valve stem seals, timing chain and tensioner/guide and bottom hose on the CCV (was left from when i changed the CCV as i was supplied with the wrong bottom hose) I think this is enough preventative maintenance for the car considering the age and KMs Thanks for your helps/comments
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    E46, N42B20 TDC Lock location

    Around 240k
  6. alijanjan

    E46, N42B20 TDC Lock location

    Old vs new seals
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    E46, N42B20 TDC Lock location

    Hi Nathan I have had a scan through your thread, Wow and I can feel your pain, what a bummer I will attempt on replacing the chain, tensioner and guide. I will be looking for the little tool to undo the central bolt on the crankshaft, or is it ok to undo it only by locking the flywheel? While I have her opened up, any suggestions on anything else to do. I had replaced the CCV few months ago but was supplied the wrong hose where it connects to dipstick, now that I have the correct one, I will replace it at the same time She has been consuming some oil, it has gotten worse and lately was drinking around a liter of oil every 500k, She had also started making some noise only on slight load Ali
  8. alijanjan

    E46, N42B20 TDC Lock location

    Thanks Glenn, You are a legend My next question would have been the torque settings which is already in the diagram The item 1 in the diagram, I've read that it is under the starter motor. can i get to it from under the car or do i have to remove the inlet manifold to get to it? thanks
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    E46, N42B20 TDC Lock location

    Hi all I'm in the middle of replacing valve stem seals on my e46 N42B20 engine. So far things have gone ok, I have replaced 12 out of 16 seals Soon I will have to put it back together and set the timing. I am looking for the location of flywheel lock pin. I've got a tool set for timing which includes the cam shafts locking brackets and flywheel locking pin but having hard time finding the location, any help will be appreciated While I am at it, i am thinking about replacing the chain, tensioner etc, when i got to the chain, the top plastic cover/guide for the chain was broken into 3-4 pieces which make me wonder if the chain had jumped a tooth. lately the engine has been very hesitant when accelerating. Any tips will be highly appreciated, what are the symptoms of incorrect timing? Thanks in advance
  10. alijanjan

    E90 white smoke advice

    The CCV hoses looked ok but could it be the oil separator valve itself?
  11. alijanjan

    E90 white smoke advice

    This is a short video I just took If it idles for 30 sec or so it will smoke as much as it does when the video just starts
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    E90 white smoke advice

    And roughly what sort of costs are we looking at to replace the seals, I know it can differ but just want a rough idea in case this thing with the dealer doesn't work out and I end up doing it. His mechanic is not a bmw mechanic which worries me as well Cheers
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    E90 white smoke advice

    Thanks Glenn, I know these valve stem seals are very common but would the valve seals cause some oil usage as well specially if it smokes this much, 2000k and still shows full oil I will try to take a short video today and post it Cheers
  14. Hi Guys I know its been 4 years but just in case someone else have the same issue. I have found the problem and fixed the issue, it is so strong that it can now blow you away, have to make sure sit belts are on before starting the AC :-) after so many times of pulling the blower motor out thinking may be the evaporator is blocked/dirty or something similar i thought i replace the blower motor just in case. I started looking online for a new motor when I realized the cable on my motor comes out from the wrong direction compared to a DIY i was watching on youtube after checking and taking in out again, it turned out the motor was put it the wrong way meaning it would turn the wrong way and blow up instead of blowing down through the evaporator. took it out, turned it 180 degree and put back together and now it works great. very strange but someone must have put it in the wrong way at some stage. the strange part is that from the history i got when i bought the car, it seem to always been serviced by BMW until i bought it. also there was nothing in the service history of anything done on the AC system Maybebe this can help someone with the same issue cheers
  15. alijanjan

    E90 white smoke advice

    Hi guys Having trouble with my E90 N46b20 engine. It blows whitish (maybe with a blue tint) smoke if the engine is warm and idling and then i give it a blip. Doesn't seem to smoke under load. Doesn't seem to be consuming oil. Oil indicator still shows full after about 2k of driving. Looses some coolant but I believe it has a leak somewhere in the system as I can smell coolant from under the bonnet and driver side but not from the exhaust. Also few times i have seen few drop of coolant on the ground just under the catalytic convertor which I am trying to figure out what it is. The water on the ground is only if i drive it for about 20 min to work and then leave it there for few hours. After driving for about 2k, i probably only added a quarter of litre of coolant. would a leaky head gasket not cause more coolant loss? This link shows info on what might be the leak http://upgr8s.blogspot.com.au/2012/0...lant-leak.html I was also reading on some forums where people were mentioning they had lots of condensation in their exhaust, few litters of water coming out of the old exhaust when they took the old one out in order to install a performance exhaust on theirs It is strange as i have an e46 as well which consumes oil constantly but i don't see any smoke out of the exhaust on that one on any condition, where the e90 smokes a lot but no loss of oil or much coolant, i was suspecting a head gasket but the oil is nice and clean so is the coolant, no oil/water mix anywhere. i also talked to dealer i bought my car from and he sent me to his mechanic who was telling me it cannot be the head gasket as the engine runs perfectly fine, no misfire at all, no rough idling in the morning etc. he is now looking for a replacement second hand engine for me!!! The car has done 115k and i only had it for 6-8 weeks which is the reason i was talking to the dealer about it CCV hoses seems to be all good, not collapsed and not even brittle (I had done a CCV on my e46). i was thinking maybe the valve seals but then she does not consume oil. I have also scanned it with no code coming up any help would be appreciated, I wish i knew someone like Glenn here in Sydney to take the car to, I still suspect the head gasket but not sure. Cheers
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