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Old 01-28-2010, 09:46 AM   #41
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jake, everyone should do diy's like you. it is much more simple to watch a video of exzactly what needs to be done then someone trying to explain it with some pictures and photo shop. thanks ill be changing my spark plugs in a few hours when my buddy gets here with his matco torque wrench
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jake, everyone should do diy's like you. it is much more simple to watch a video of exzactly what needs to be done then someone trying to explain it with some pictures and photo shop. thanks ill be changing my spark plugs in a few hours when my buddy gets here with his matco torque wrench
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VDIY FTW. There is a really good VDIY on YouTube of a BimmerFest guy replacing the oil separator on an M52 engine. Close enough to the M54 that I was able to watch it a couple times and didn't have to refer to any written DIYs at all.

Replaced my DISA yesterday along with the oil filter housing gasket and oil separator and associated hoses. I couldn't believe how much play the DISA flap had. It had about 20* of free rotational play, and it would move up and down about 1-2mm. The pin was also loose; loos enough to fall out freely. Gasket was also worn and shrunken. Haven't driven the car yet but I'm guessing if I don't notice any performance improvement, the rock tumbler sound will definitely be gone. Next up: VANOS!
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:49 PM   #44
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Thanks for the kind words guys


e-rock, that guy is probably my good friend smolck. He has a lot of great diy videos as well.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:09 PM   #45
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great vids Jake, again!
i only have the pointer type torque wrench but no idea on how to use it.
anyone care to share-or am i better off getting the 'new style?'
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great vids Jake, again!
i only have the pointer type torque wrench but no idea on how to use it.
anyone care to share-or am i better off getting the 'new style?'
tia
Get the spark plugs hand tight then with the needle torque wrench, turn it till the needle hits the torque you want.
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Best thought out well flowing video I've seen yet on e46 DIY section. Many thanks for taking the time to share the info.
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Best thought out well flowing video I've seen yet on e46 DIY section. Many thanks for taking the time to share the info.
many more to come

Eta in a month or so will be Umnitza V2 DIY and the steering column coupler DIY
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