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EODguy 05-05-2019 01:20 AM

Don't forget the preparatory Bourbon and I swear if you drink some froo-froo crap I'll call the man police...[emoji38]

Best of luck, because friends don't let friends drive Buicks

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X5only 05-05-2019 05:15 AM

Be careful you don't end up breaking the eccentric shaft sensor ears as you remove the valve covers. Put tape around it to help protect it, and in case it breaks the pieces don't disappear into the engine.

Purplefade 05-05-2019 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by X5only (Post 1161542)
Be careful you don't end up breaking the eccentric shaft sensor ears as you remove the valve covers. Put tape around it to help protect it, and in case it breaks the pieces don't disappear into the engine.



Good call!

Iím on my way back to the garage now to get rolling for the day. Iíll tape those up and let you know how it goes.

Purplefade 05-05-2019 11:49 AM

Time for valve stem seals... 2005, 4.4i, 113,000 miles
 
So far so good, passenger side valve, timing cover and oil line are off and it feels like I have all kinds of room on that side.

Driver side a bit tighter, but coming apart nicely so far.


Edit - that damn fuel line nipple! Iím going to have to massage it out of my way some - for some strange reason mine is bent down towards the valve cover... looks like it was installed that way, oh well - Iíll get her out of the way eventually.

Purplefade 05-06-2019 06:32 PM

Both valve covers off, both timing covers off and started in on the valve seals only to find out FCP shipped me the wrong valve stem seals...

They are overnighting the correct seals to me so being unable to continue the seals today I:

Flushed and filled the front & rear diffs.
Flushed and filled the transfer case
Replaced my fuel filter
Replaced a handful of the vacuum lines
And started in on the alternator bracket gasket

Iím going to finish up the alternator bracket gasket tonight/in the morning and then start in on the seals again as soon as my next day shipment arrives [emoji106]

crystalworks 05-06-2019 08:47 PM

Still nice day's work considering the setback! Very nice. How did you know they were the wrong seals? I ordered Elrings from there for my job as well. Did they send you the wrong brand?

Purplefade 05-06-2019 08:53 PM

Thanks crystalworks!

All in all I was happy with the day [emoji106]

Werenít actually the wrong seals, weíre just not the seals I ordered ☹️

Ordered Corteco red, revised seals and they sent me (new) old stock, BMW brown & green seals... Really only wanting to do this once in the Xs life with me and since I had plenty of other stuff to do I figured I would make the day productive.

They are overnighting the correct seals so I should have those and make some progress tomorrow.

EODguy 05-06-2019 09:03 PM

Great amount of work done, Congratulations!!

Although you made me laugh the way you said you were going to get that Mickey Mouse gasket done like it was easy[emoji38]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...15d6eb52e3.jpghow I felt doing my gasket

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crystalworks 05-06-2019 10:22 PM

LOL! Did you feel like the bottom duck, middle duck, or the rooster? Makes a big difference contextually. ;)

Purplefade 05-06-2019 10:48 PM

Thatís funny as hell!

Iíll let you guys know how I feel about it when itís done... Iíve read the horror stories and believe me, Iím afraid - it has gone way to smooth for me up to now...


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