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Old 10-07-2020, 01:18 PM
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can't believe that's the same car! Hope the mechanical bits prove reliable too!
Me too!

The previous owner did mention they just drove to Florida and in March he had a stroke. So it made a Florida trip just before I got it, that's gotta count for something.
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I did a quick scan with ISTA the other day and found no less than 45 error codes



However, I'm not overly concerned because I also found this under the hood



This is one of my favorite things to see when a BMW isn't behaving. Yes I did say favorite. Why? Having a torn intake boot can trigger all kinds of errors and is cheap and easy to fix.

Also the inside of that intake looks like a coal miner's lungs

Found the lower part of the filter housing is cracked. Booooo!!!



and I found this hose partially tucked behind the front bumper cover poking out. Looks like it's coming from the washer fluid so I'm guessing headlight sprayer?

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Old 10-07-2020, 03:39 PM
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Also the inside of that intake looks like a coal miner's lungs
LoL..!

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Found the lower part of the filter housing is cracked. Booooo!!!
Afe cold air intake time!
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some parts have started coming in





Intake boot has been replaced





Cleared the codes and test drive time. I need to get a better idea what was making all the noise when I took it for a spin the day I bought it.

I'm guessing brakes or rear wheel bearing...or maybe a combination of both
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some parts have started coming in.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/afe-cold-ai...AAAOSwP4ldgPc5
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:11 PM
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As nice as that filter setup is, by the time you do the exchange rate, shipping, taxes and duties It's going to be over $400 for me and there's no way I'd pay that kind of money for basically a cone air filter.

Don't get me wrong I'd throw that in Swampy in a minute if I got one for my birthday...which happens to be on March 8
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:22 PM
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I drove around the block a couple times and noticed Swampy sounds like a vacuum cleaner under the hood and had a better look.

Fan clutch is shot and I couldn't help notice how close the fan blades are coming to the valve cover





I'm thinking that maybe the water pump shaft or pulley is bent slightly?

Valve cover has a slight leak at the usual spot



Vanos oil feed line is "sweating" a little bit



My helper took a look in the back but didn't have anything to report.





I'll pop the back wheels off and see what's going on back there tomorrow
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Old 10-08-2020, 10:42 PM
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As nice as that filter setup is, by the time you do the exchange rate, shipping, taxes and duties It's going to be over $400 for me and there's no way I'd pay that kind of money for basically a cone air filter.

Don't get me wrong I'd throw that in Swampy in a minute if I got one for my birthday...which happens to be on March 8

Whata..Bummer!

Ok, I hope you get a second hand air box, that is reliable, and cheap!

Although, those cracks peculiar as they may be, will not purpose any threat to your M54.
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White glove service! Great help... :-)
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I have to say, on the air box, if you can’t find an inexpensive replacement, that may be “fixable”. I think I might be inclined to measure the gap between those ribs, since it primarily runs down one section, setup a little clamping jig and two part epoxy a “splint” to the outside of the box. Before I clamped it in the jig I’d use the epoxy to set the crack and then fill in any gaps with a 1 minute hardening adhesive like the instant grab products that come in a caulk tub. Light sand and a quick coat of black paint and I think that box may be back in service - obviously with a deep clean and degrease first . If you were concerned about integrity, you could heat abs plastic, mold it to the inside, down the side and along the bottom, and epoxy a “splint” inside too.

Just a thought if you don’t find one quick.


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