Jacob's other Wagon

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:17 am

1. Remove engine.
2. Install missing flex plate.
3. Reinstall engine.
4. Profit.
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Post by Taterhead » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:35 am

:troll: ^^^ oh this guy

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Post by Laecaon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Oh that thought occurred to me. I double and triple checked I installed the flex late correctly...

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Post by Laecaon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 pm

Or I am an idiot, or I was just too tired...

I went out and tried again... I noticed the tach was reading like 150rpm...

Got out, looked at the serpentine belt, "cranked" it again. OH, the belt moved. I guess without the spark plugs the motor spins real easy.

Anyways, Im prepping my computer to download the 3.0 Tune for the ECU.

I will be starting it tonight.

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Post by Laecaon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:33 pm

Got it started. Took about a good 30 seconds to prime the fuel system. And after about 10 attempts it finally caught.

Pulled it out of the driveway, no leaks. Started driving down the road, um thats a weird sound, and it feels really reserved. Roll my window down, that is coming from the back... Damnit, my left rear tire is flat.

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Post by Laecaon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 pm

Got it (the tire) blown up. Went on a drive. Overall it went well. Kept the engine load varying. Put 10 miles on it. Engine is running smooth. No check engine light so far.

Towards the end though, I seemed to have developed a squeal, and its pretty loud. Goes away with engine load. Present at idle and deceleration. Im gonna investigate more tomorrow. Not driving it to work yet :(

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:10 am

Hope it's nothing serious. Congrats on getting it running though. Do you notice the extra .5L?
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Post by Laecaon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:38 am

Yea I'm hoping it's related to the belts...

I can feel the torque way earlier, it just glides from a start. Top of the rev range doesn't feel much different, like it rips from a start then the excitement doesn't carry through. I will put the 3.0 tune on, that should make it run 100% correct.

All I really hope is that the sound is not from inside the motor.

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Post by Taterhead » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:04 am

I’m almost willing to bet your paycheck it’s the belt

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Post by Laecaon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:56 pm

On another drive. Squeal went away... Until I had the motor good and warm. Not as prevalent as yesterday.

I'll check more when I get home. But I noticed after I turned the car off the sound faded off... Like the engine should not have been running, yet the sound was still there.

So now my train of thought is a air leak which is whistling. It actually sounds like a whistle, like the type with the balls that bounce around inside.

Oooo brain thought, I have my catchcan installed... It must be pulling massive vacuum... That could be the whistle...

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Post by Laecaon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:22 pm

Ok, hood up, when it wants to be loud, it is ear piercing when standing in the right spot.

it is 100% related to crankcase vacuum. As soon as I pull the oil cap off the sound goes away immediately.

Um this is gonna be hard to find... I need a smoke machine.

But it wont stop me from driving it now that I know what it is... Its pretty loud outside of the car. Inside its a mile annoyance.

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Post by Laecaon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:30 pm

This is exactly the sound and symptoms. Probably just too much vacuum. Some port makes a whistle sound. Time to inserts a PCV into the system. (Because it cheaper than the stupid malfunctioning OEM system).


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Post by Laecaon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 pm

Grabbed a random PCV from autozone. Hopefully it will limit the vacuum pulled.

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Post by Laecaon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:43 am

And the sound is fixed! Drove it to work today. No sound.

Need to do the oil change tonight.

Also I was thinking about the power again. Torque is way better, the car feels way smoother off the line. It's revving less to accelerate, and it's definitely faster at the lower rpms. High end, it's odd. The car pulls hard all the way to redline. But it doesn't feel significant at the high rpms. I suspect that to be because I was running headers on the 2.5, and now cats on the 3.0. I'll wait until I flash the 3.0 to really assess how it is.

Also on the emissions front, only evap and O2 heaters have yet to pass. Evap never has on this car, but never fails. I need the O2 heaters to pass. Kinda odd that they haven't...

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Post by Taterhead » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:03 am

Well I’m glad I didn’t bet your check or you’d be broke.

And my mistake also shows how much I know about BMW’s

Glad you got it figured out

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Post by Laecaon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 pm

On my drive home today I checked the car to see if it has passed all of its readiness monitors.

YAY it had, and no check engine light (Still have pending P0171 and P0174 lean codes). But it was 5:45, and I was still 5 minutes from home, and I needed to do an oil change, and the testing station closed at 7pm.

Got the oil change done by 6:20, out the door at 6:30, and leaving the test station with a PASS at 6:50. And headed out for a couple of drinks with friends at 7.

Car is behaving well. Though I have figured out that WOT is not consistent. It fell on its face earlier.

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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:32 am

Good to be legal again. No more Journey for a while I hope.
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