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What'd you do to your BMW today?

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Removed the injectors from the S50 to get them serviced. Bit of a spur of the moment thing (as in, I've been meaning to do it for months and have only just got around to it) and quite the pain in the backside. That fuel rail was on there tight! Three injectors came out with it, 3 remained.

Off to Injector Tech in Glenfield tomorrow for a service @ $30 each which isn't too bad.

 

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I cleaned my injectors too this weekend, using my home made rig and also installed new orings.

Probably not as good as getting them done professionally but it cleared my lean fuel codes, and improved my fuel trim measurements.

I can list the before and after fuel trim measurements if anyone is interested as I only understand the basics of them.

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CBF started its own thread so here’s a big poat, picked up another members silver 540i MSport with a damaged engine off trademe a couple weeks ago, this weekend I got both cars out to my parents farm and pulled both m62s from the silver 540i (chain slipped) and my old black 540i (electric issues) and swapped the good engine into into the silver body. Cleaned it up and reassembled the interior whenever it rained and after refilling fluids etc I managed to drive it home today! 

Safe to say my hands are f****d but we’ll worth the effort and experience! 

New tyres tomorrow and need to figure out how to get the OEM Head unit going again next.

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2 hours ago, Lucan said:

CBF started its own thread so here’s a big poat, picked up another members silver 540i MSport with a damaged engine off trademe a couple weeks ago, this weekend I got both cars out to my parents farm and pulled both m62s from the silver 540i (chain slipped) and my old black 540i (electric issues) and swapped the good engine into into the silver body. Cleaned it up and reassembled the interior whenever it rained and after refilling fluids etc I managed to drive it home today! 

Safe to say my hands are f****d but we’ll worth the effort and experience! 

New tyres tomorrow and need to figure out how to get the OEM Head unit going again next.

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I get this is old hat to many here, but to me, this is amazing and something I hope to have the knowledge, and ability to do one day. Awesome dude!

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21 minutes ago, Gabe79 said:

I get this is old hat to many here, but to me, this is amazing and something I hope to have the knowledge, and ability to do one day. Awesome dude!

+1 on this. Just impressive to somebody like me!

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That is nice work, props.

And let's not quote all the pictures folks, way too much downloading and scrolling.

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23 minutes ago, M3AN said:

That is nice work, props.

And let's not quote all the pictures folks, way too much downloading and scrolling.

Fair cop. My bad. Edited.

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Great job how much crap did you remove from between the radiator and a/c core. looking at the photo their seem to be a lot visible?

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Did an engine swap on my nugget...

now to trace down the water leak behind the air con bracket....

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5 hours ago, allan said:

Great job how much crap did you remove from between the radiator and a/c core. looking at the photo their seem to be a lot visible?

Yea was a decent amount in there! Nothing a bit of compressed air couldn't solve though

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Sweet with it gone should help in keeping things cool.

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On 2/6/2018 at 6:28 PM, zero said:

I cleaned my injectors too this weekend, using my home made rig and also installed new orings.

Probably not as good as getting them done professionally but it cleared my lean fuel codes, and improved my fuel trim measurements.

I can list the before and after fuel trim measurements if anyone is interested as I only understand the basics of them.

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When you clean them is it obvious that there’s anything in them? Do any deposits or the like come out?

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1 hour ago, NZ BMW said:

When you clean them is it obvious that there’s anything in them? Do any deposits or the like come out?

You’d hope not, the basket filters should be catching any crud the fuel line filter doesn’t.

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2 hours ago, NZ BMW said:

When you clean them is it obvious that there’s anything in them? Do any deposits or the like come out?

No, but it enables me to check the spray pattern is working properly.

I did notice some of the injectors had a very small amount of 'gum' on them, so cleaned that off manually with injector cleaner and a clean rag before running them through my rig.

Fuel trims before cleaning at idle;

Bank 1 short term: -3

Bank 2 short term: -2

Bank 1 long term: 12.5

Bank 2 long term: 10.16

Fuel trims before cleaning at 3000rpm;

Bank 1 short term: 3

Bank 2 short term: 3 to 7

Bank 1 long term: 12.5

Bank 2 long term: 10.16

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Fuel trims after cleaning at idle;

Bank 1 short term: -5

Bank 2 short term: 0 to 3

Bank 1 long term: 7.8

Bank 2 long term: 10.94

Fuel trims after cleaning at 3000rpm;

Bank 1 short term: -3 to 0

Bank 2 short term: 0 to 3

Bank 1 long term: 7.8

Bank 2 long term: 10.94

 

 

Maybe the gurus on here can tell us how much of a difference the before and after is. I'd like my trims to be a bit better so will keep researching.

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Received these both today. Ordered  a few mins apart from FCP and Schmiedmann and delivered at exactly the same time, two courier vans in the driveway together!

Big one is a radiator which will be going into the 328 and the alu one in the 328 will go into the M3.

Smaller package is all the fittings I need to  reassemble the bumper onto the M3 (edit: and a fuel filter hence the long box).

 

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1 hour ago, M3AN said:

Received these both today. Ordered  a few mins apart from FCP and Schmiedmann and delivered at exactly the same time, two courier vans in the driveway together!

Big one is a radiator which will be going into the 328 and the alu one in the 328 will go into the M3.

Smaller package is all the fittings I need to  reassemble the bumper onto the M3.

I love those weird german lollies.

Did they give you free keyrings and lanyards too?

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Just now, zero said:

I love those weird german lollies.

Did they give you free keyrings and lanyards too?

No, I just got mints... don't think they're German though, Danish perhaps?

But I get what you mean - when i was living in the Netherlands I got heaps of stuff from Germany and they always came with Haribo gummy bears. :)

 

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17 minutes ago, M3AN said:

No, I just got mints... don't think they're German though, Danish perhaps?

But I get what you mean - when i was living in the Netherlands I got heaps of stuff from Germany and they always came with Haribo gummy bears. :)

 

Maybe I’ll have to start ordering from Europe... I’ve got a couple of packages coming in from FCP - plugs, coils, belts and some wipers... 

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1 hour ago, M3AN said:

No, I just got mints... don't think they're German though, Danish perhaps?

But I get what you mean - when i was living in the Netherlands I got heaps of stuff from Germany and they always came with Haribo gummy bears. :)

 

Theres chocolate inside the mints.

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Got the e36 going for the first time in a few years. Apart from needing a fuel pump, started first pop

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Finally the cooler pipes arrived. Everything installed

Now for some test driving  :rolleyes: B) :)

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Went over the interior of my e46 with  screwdriver and tightened all the interior trim screws i could find to minimise rattling. some good results, not dsh squeaks and less random rattle in my ears whilst driving,, nearly no rattles at ll now so i'm happy..

However discovered the glove box interior has a big crack in it around one of the screw points not sure if replaceable 

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3 hours ago, hunter said:

However discovered the glove box interior has a big crack in it around one of the screw points not sure if replaceable 

Araldite or similar epoxy?

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Replaced by broken drivers side mirror plastics and had the air-con regassed recently.

Just got the Radio and rain sensor to sort and she'll be mint.

 

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Changed the diff fluid in my daily and the wifes car.

Expected the fluid to be dirtier than what it was after 200k and 135k.

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New fluid on the right, 200k fluid on the left.

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