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Keliuss last won the day on October 30 2019

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    2008 E60 N47, 1995 E34 M50

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  1. Keliuss

    N47 Swirl Flap Repair not delete

    That is for the later N47N not N47. I'm pretty sure this engine was never supplied in an E60. Those N47N variants have a removable/replaceable swirl flap assembly so there's nothing special about what that website is offering anyway. PMGTechnik in Germany offer refurbished manifolds with swirl flaps for N47 but our variant seems to be the most expensive at €455 + your old manifold. Not sure if shipping is included in that either. Keliuss
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    E34 #68 Fault Code

    As above. Check the condition of the rubber intake boot. From MAF to intake manifold, and the hoses to it. If it's original it's most likely perished so engine will draw air in through the leaks, in which case the MAF doesn't know, so won't tell the engine to inject more fuel. Keliuss
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    E34 touring black project

    Welcome aboard. Looks lovely Keliuss
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    Looking to get a E61...Guidance?

    It's not all horror stories with the 2L diesels. Earlier M47 variant is very reliable with swirl flaps the only thing that stands out as a possible spanner in the works, but it's easily rectified. My previous M47 never missed a beat while I had it. Later N47 are most famous for timing chain issues. If you buy an N47 make sure it comes with decent proof this chain issue was rectified, (what I did). Keliuss
  5. BMW engineers love coming up with novel and complicated ways of trapping drain water in the sills of various models. It's to ensure future generations of would-be classic car owners have something to cry about. Keliuss
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    Losing a bit of coolant

    It really does look like a pipe inlet or outlet, but I'm guessing it's just a locator for the grommet it fits into in the second pic. Keliuss
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    The e34 rear sill thread

    Great work again. I'm really enjoying these installments Keliuss
  8. Torque specs are readily available on newTIS. Use the search and find your job, like here Keliuss
  9. Keliuss

    The e34 rear sill thread

    Well done! That is starting to look like a very rewarding job after the horror pictures. I've taken my side skirts off and while I was initially thinking it was all looking pretty good, alas I've since bought a welder LOL. Your pictures will be a big help in understanding the inside structure, so I for one am very grateful for the time you've taken to detail the process. I'd be interested to know more about the protection products you've used. I'm a complete beginner to all of this. I look forward to more instalments, especially around the drain hoses. I found this thread on a German site where they have extended the rear hoses down and out the bottom of the sills. I use Chrome and right-click then "translate to English" Not perfect but the pictures help. Keliuss
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    DIY oil change using extractor pump

    To be fair mine is flexible and depending on how hot the oil is, it can become a lot more so. As mentioned I've a mark on mine denoting the dipstick length and I can get it in a fair bit more if I try. I do tend to play about with it trying to get that last little bit. Keliuss
  11. Keliuss

    I’m missing a bolt!!! Was I dicing with death?

    Had to replace a few recently. Two spun and wouldn't undo, had to have heads cut off. They are M10 I think. The nuts were about €5 each from the stealership, and I bought 3. I have plenty of M10 bolts laying about so didn't need my pants pulled down any further for those. Keliuss
  12. Keliuss

    DIY oil change using extractor pump

    I use one of these cheap & cheerful jobbies from Lidl. Pros: I don't think I've ever spilt a drop of oil when using it. Something I can never claim to have done using the sump plug. So very little clean up when done. I keep the empty container from previous oil change to fill up with used oil. Cons: I guess you won't get all of it out. I've never checked, but it's not far off what comes out the via the drain. I find it takes a bit of wiggling to get the tube down beyond a tight spot on my current engine, so it probably varies on different engines and may be a fruitless exercise on some. It's slow progress with my pump, but you generally have something else you can do while it works away. I would go with Dan's original assessment of 6mm od, 4mm id. Tips: As Dan says, warm the oil to help flow. Use your dipstick as a yardstick against the tube and put a mark/tape on tube so you know you have the correct depth. You could jack the car a little to tilt towards your dipstick. I always use a cable tie or tape the tube in place onto the container to prevent any spillage Pros easily outweigh the cons for me. Keliuss
  13. Fixed that post for you Keliuss
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    Sump gasket question

    Pretty sure the answer to this is NO. I looked into these questions myself recently for my smaller N47 and it's engine support bar, drop the sub-frame (and all that goes with it) to drop the sump enough to replace gasket. On the positive side....are you 100% it's the sump gasket? I was lucky enough that my problem was the oil filter housing gasket after I initially assumed the sump gasket. I had oil all around the sump so it was very hard to find the source but after a couple of clean-ups and drives it started to point towards the passenger side, so the obvious target was whatever was easiest first. In the end it may not have been the filter housing gasket at all, and more likely was some o-rings adjacent to it on the oil cooler. I posted about it here Keliuss
  15. Keliuss

    M47 vs N47

    E60 section might have been the better section for this as we have both those engines in our 5s. I've had an M47 in a 2004 E46. Did the swirl flaps when I bought it at about 87k kms, sold it regretfully at about 127k kms I think. Never missed a beat. Currently driving an E60 with an N47. The chain was done a couple of years prior to me buying it. Main dealer paperwork to prove it, (very important). Refurb turbo just prior to purchase also at about 180k kms which is about the norm I believe. First thing I did was the swirl flaps and it's been largely trouble free miles since then. Currently at 237k kms In a nutshell with the N47, I was looking for a car that had the chain already done, otherwise it was a big no-no for me. Keliuss
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