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Old 04-28-2022, 02:24 AM
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My new casts manifold came with new studs but I never used them since every nut came off without an issue. I decided not to mess with the existing studs.

This is a diesel, with much lower operating temps than a petrol engine. Items like exhaust studs etc. rarely give issues or break - unless the mechanic is ham-fisted.
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Ok matey thanks, I don't really like telling a mechanic what to do or not to do hahaha BUT I printed your write up and stuffed it in the box if they can read english and struggle then it will be a life saver.....this is what riles me up ok don't blame em they want to leave the window open in case things do go wrong...but hey yes have noticed that compared to wifes petrol e46 the x5 runs way way cooler....on another notes what's your take on going with 5-40w synthetic oil instead of the 5-30w been running with so far?
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The Castrol Edge 5W-40 I've been using for the last 60,000kms is working fine, although that doesn't mean much, since I have no basis for comparison. Was previously using Castrol Edge 5W-30

I'm changing the oil every 10,000kms (6,000miles), with a BMW or good OEM filter. Engine is a bit clattery at cold start (but it's a diesel!) - otherwise it runs as smooth as butter. Original turbo still working well at 260,000kms, although it is rather noisy when its really cold - and better if I warm the engine for 2-3mins before moving off.
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The Castrol Edge 5W-40 I've been using for the last 60,000kms is working fine, although that doesn't mean much, since I have no basis for comparison. Was previously using Castrol Edge 5W-30

I'm changing the oil every 10,000kms (6,000miles), with a BMW or good OEM filter. Engine is a bit clattery at cold start (but it's a diesel!) - otherwise it runs as smooth as butter. Original turbo still working well at 260,000kms, although it is rather noisy when its really cold - and better if I warm the engine for 2-3mins before moving off.

Thanks again fella for feedback, temps out here well this year was the only year where early jan temp hit 0C, but summers are long and hard like can get to the 40c! as for manifold mechanic said install went fine ...then talked about some seals on the turbo being changed too...so remains to be seen driving in the key of course and the smell of fumes in morning on startup is what alerted me....cv boot being done too...then I guess get an alignment too after that...old cow is eating into my wallet this month big time but served me ok since 2008 I guess will stick with her till something catastrophic happens.... who knows if i can stretch out another 8 years it will be classed as a classic with very low load tax! currently it is like 500 euros not cheap and a slap in the face considering the road tax goes to NOT fixing really crappy roads....ok will revert on what happens when i pickup
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I had greasy soot around the end of this turbo pipe also, replaced the joint on it (between pipe and turbo) it went better. The old one was flattened by time and the pipe was jiggling too much.

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I had greasy soot around the end of this turbo pipe also, replaced the joint on it (between pipe and turbo) it went better. The old one was flattened by time and the pipe was jiggling too much.

Thanks for reply well, got car this afternoon, manifold cracked yes as was handed old one...no fume smell.on startup, but alas that old power i had with turbo kicking in at am sure lower revs not much improved, it only kicks in at about 2000revs...may not pursue this much more..the hoses off the vacum accumulator were changed as well whilst they were doing manifold job...pretty sure if they had spotted any other perished items i'd know. Bit odd my power loss as such didnt coincide with when i started getting the fume smell due to cracked manifold...so may well be something else at play...either way curious no way to remap ecu to enable turbo to kickin at a lower rev?
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