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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-11-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By turquise1
'https://www.teslong.com/Industrial-Endoscope/Stan...

'https://www.teslong.com/Industrial-Endoscope/Standard_Industrial_endoscope'.


It has two cameras on it which was very helpful..


Thanks,


Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-10-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By turquise1
I checked all the exhaust valves on bank 1 and I...

I checked all the exhaust valves on bank 1 and I did not see any damage (using boroscope). I am planning to do what you recommend as well.


Thanks again for all your help..


Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Timing is done and sprockets tightened to...

Timing is done and sprockets tightened to required torque and the wheels are also installed and tightened..

No ideas from anyone about the leak down test? I have been testing the other spark plug...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By turquise1
The leaking air can be felt from the intake. I...

The leaking air can be felt from the intake. I took multiple photos of the intake valves and the only thing I could see was they look slightly unsettled.


I am not sure what to think I this...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By turquise1
Thanks for your quick response but my question...

Thanks for your quick response but my question was mostly about reliability of the test. I can hear the air leak but really can not tell where it is coming from. I could not feel anything from the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-08-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By turquise1
Leak down test.. Accurate?.

Hey ppl,


Recently I re-timed the engine after some timing chain guide related repairs and I thought it would be a good idea to do a leak down test on cylinder 1 since it is supposed to be TDC...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-06-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Update : I was able to tighten the bolts to...

Update :

I was able to tighten the bolts to 60 ft-lb by myself but after that the T55 bit seems to move around a bit and I did not want to slip the bit and make a mess. Andrewwynn was busy dealing...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-04-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Yes, I have that to hold the camshaft. (I had to...

Yes, I have that to hold the camshaft. (I had to trim parts of it to be able to move it more freely) Just need a torque wrench that can measure as I tighten counter-clockwise..


Here are a couple...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-04-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
I can reach a wrench but I am not sure if I can...

I can reach a wrench but I am not sure if I can apply enough power as I am holding the wrench. I also realized today my Tekton torque wrench can only measure torque in one direction so I need to get...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-04-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
I probably won't do that. I fried a transmission...

I probably won't do that. I fried a transmission computer once trying to connect cables. ;)


Cheers,


Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-04-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Well, in my case, there is no power since my...

Well, in my case, there is no power since my battery has been dead for a while. So I was hoping to directly power it or just attach a booster and turn the engine briefly.

Meanwhile, is there a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Manual rotation of the crank would not be enough...

Manual rotation of the crank would not be enough to do compression testing would it? Or maybe I could power the starter somehow?

Thanks,

Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Update : After the lifter rebuilds on bank...

Update :

After the lifter rebuilds on bank 2, the camshafts are back in (torqued properly with new nuts this time). I also did a vanos rebuild and put all the sprockets back in and started the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Oops, just found out torque values for those M7s...

Oops, just found out torque values for those M7s are 14nm. No wonder a couple of them are dead..

Thanks,

Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-27-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Update : I was actually able to slide the...

Update :

I was actually able to slide the new V shaped chain guide in properly so no need to take the covers off. My first attempt from right to left was unsuccessful because one or two of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Access from the oil pan? Chain is as low as it...

Access from the oil pan? Chain is as low as it can get and still leaving me not much room. Not sure what you mean by oil separator. M62 oil separator is behind intake not inside like N62..

...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-23-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Quick update : I am in the process of...

Quick update :


I am in the process of trying to replace the plastic 'shoe' piece of the V shaped chain guide as Andrew suggested. Interestingly the old one was not very brittle but eventually...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Here is another photo. I looked at RealOEM and...

Here is another photo. I looked at RealOEM and they looked similar to me..


Thanks,


Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
I pulled the tensioners out. Interestingly, they...

I pulled the tensioners out. Interestingly, they are different. One has a spring and the other one does not seem to have one.


Regarding the swap of the shoe, I like the way you are thinking. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-21-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
So all the cam bolts are out (One was already...

So all the cam bolts are out (One was already loose anyway). I checked the V shaped chain guide and it looked ok to me. I already have a new one and their thickness were the same so it is not really...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
I bought the updated version of that as OEM...

I bought the updated version of that as OEM recently. So it should be ok to keep it..


Thanks,


Ozzie
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Agreed. I actually have ticking on Bank 2 side...

Agreed. I actually have ticking on Bank 2 side and I was thinking of cleaning up the lifters as well.



As another question, on bank 1 side, the camshaft chain tensioner feels very tight, I can...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Thanks, interestingly I had to cut a 27 mm wrench...

Thanks, interestingly I had to cut a 27 mm wrench slightly as well because it was not fitting in there as I was rotating the Bank 1 camshafts.


Also, do you trust the multimeter test for the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-20-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
I will for sure. Do you think those cam locking...

I will for sure. Do you think those cam locking metal blocks can handle the high torque to loosen / tighten the cam bolts or should I apply opposite force with 27mm wrench each time to make sure...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-18-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,385
Posted By turquise1
Ok, I guess I have to admit it. I have the BMW...

Ok, I guess I have to admit it. I have the BMW version of 'Munchausen syndrome by proxy'. Oh, the amount of damage I did to the car to have attention from several dealers and mechanics. It never...
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