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Old 01-03-2013, 12:50 AM   #186881
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:51 AM   #186882
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:58 AM   #186883
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Yeah, I think my phone probably tried to open the video, but it pretty much failed and deleted the message.
oh that sucks. There was an occasional ping in the engine bay, most of the reverb noise was in the exhaust though. Best way to describe it was a metallic heart murmur ...... and it would come and go... sometimes the idle would be consitant and the car seemed to be o.k. , next start up it would be all over the place.

Come to think of it, besides the oil leak, the intake boot could be a big deal. I mentioned to raf and he was able to witness it, sometimes when I hit the gas to rev, it would be sluggish and almost not move the engine, the next, it would rev perfectly fine.... might be a vaccum leak huh....
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oh that sucks. There was an occasional ping in the engine bay, most of the reverb noise was in the exhaust though. Best way to describe it was a metallic heart murmur ...... and it would come and go... sometimes the idle would be consitant and the car seemed to be o.k. , next start up it would be all over the place.

Come to think of it, besides the oil leak, the intake boot could be a big deal. I mentioned to raf and he was able to witness it, sometimes when I hit the gas to rev, it would be sluggish and almost not move the engine, the next, it would rev perfectly fine.... might be a vaccum leak huh....
yeah pretty much just as chad described. really leaning towards some sort of vaccum leak myself. mixed in with some oil leaks. possibly a bad 02. as well. but none of that is really too bad to take care of.
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i am exhausted and have to be up in 5 hours. If you guys figure something out please post it and I will check in the morning. Thank you seriously for all the help, I am def feeling a little better. Thank you.
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Yep, sounds like you have big time intake problems. Pinging on M54s sounds like a very sharp tap, like a marble hitting the manifold. It'll produce that reverberation you heard in the exhaust, too.
Besides a leak, I would look at the DISA. It's not easy to do a DIY check, but if someone local with the BMW software can help you out, they can actuate the flap to tell you if it's working. The o-ring around is also a potential leak.

The good news is that it isn't atypical, so you've a pretty clear diagnosis path.
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So odds are chad needs to replace his intake boot and some back lines to get rid of vacuum leaks. Then hopefully his CCV/DISA is good or in need of replacement without anything else being severally wrong or difficult to replace.
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Yep, sounds like you have big time intake problems. Pinging on M54s sounds like a very sharp tap, like a marble hitting the manifold. It'll produce that reverberation you heard in the exhaust, too.
Besides a leak, I would look at the DISA. It's not easy to do a DIY check, but if someone local with the BMW software can help you out, they can actuate the flap to tell you if it's working. The o-ring around is also a potential leak.

The good news is that it isn't atypical, so you've a pretty clear diagnosis path.
it definitly pinged a few times. id say like 4 not all at once but a varried times when it was running rougher it seemed and when the murmur wasnt as prevelant.
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i have some spare intake boot parts lying around.
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it definitly pinged a few times. id say like 4 not all at once but a varried times when it was running rougher it seemed and when the murmur wasnt as prevelant.
The pinging should be worst at idle. The more air the motor needs, the less of a problem a vacuum leak becomes.
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But yeah, the DME will try to compensate for the problem, e.g. retard timing, add fuel, etc. It might fluctuate, or it might disable a cylinder, so it won't even be consistent if the motor is shut off and restarted.
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guys, thanks again for talking this through. Def sounds like the right path. I am going to see if I can get an intake boot soon..... also going to source oil housing gasket... pretty sure my disa is shot too, I hear it clicking not long ago...
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that reminds me raf still has my injectors chad should get new ones

but yea best of luck chad man diy at his house this weekend
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that reminds me raf still has my injectors chad should get new ones

but yea best of luck chad man diy at his house this weekend
Yeah, def going to see what i can do this weekend if i can get the parts.
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