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Default 09-22-2015, 10:03 AM

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I wonder how many more pages before the realization that it's the turbos
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Default 09-22-2015, 10:27 AM

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Thats helpfull...

I understand you're meaning to be sarcastic but I'm not sure why OP is on some wild goose chase trying to eliminate the 5% chance it is anything but the turbos. Telling him where the 95% chance of what the failed component is about as helpful as one can be. Regardless, best of luck OP
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Default 09-22-2015, 10:57 AM

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I wonder how many more pages before the realization that it's the turbos
Even though two dealers both just checked the turbos and said they were fine..??
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Default 09-22-2015, 11:14 AM

Just had my turbos replaced and that's not turbos... If it was, the smoke would have a bluish color and you will smell oil burning. You also would get performace loss which you're not. Get that compression test done first and go on to seals is what I'm thinking. As bad as it is smoking though and from the color, it looks like an old fashion cracked head and coolant/water are getting in the engine.


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Default 09-22-2015, 11:41 AM

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Just had my turbos replaced and that's not turbos... If it was, the smoke would have a bluish color and you will smell oil burning.
I do smell oil burning, and for the first time today I moved my car and I saw four little oil drips, each one was about the size of a quarter..

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You also would get performace loss which you're not. Get that compression test done first and go on to seals is what I'm thinking. As bad as it is smoking though and from the color, it looks like an old fashion cracked head and coolant/water are getting in the engine.
I thought it was coolant as well given the color of the smoke, but my coolant level hasn't changed in months and I smell no distinct coolant/sweet smell so I figured that would be impossible, also the severe loss of oil factored in makes me feel it evident that it's oil I'm burning.. However, this is my first BMW and I'm not starting to doubt anything anymore after some of the threads that I've read..
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Default 09-22-2015, 11:57 AM

Listen man, don't believe the dealers, I can't tell you how many times they mis diagnose or just pull things out of their a$$. Just do yourself a favor, remove your belly pan, get a flash light and check the connection from where your ********* connect to your turbos. Dollars to donuts you'll find the oil and your culprit.
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Default 09-22-2015, 02:49 PM

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Listen man, don't believe the dealers, I can't tell you how many times they mis diagnose or just pull things out of their a$$. Just do yourself a favor, remove your belly pan, get a flash light and check the connection from where your ********* connect to your turbos. Dollars to donuts you'll find the oil and your culprit.
Thanks brother, I'm going to pull it this weekend and check it out..!
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Default 09-22-2015, 04:30 PM

where the what connect to the turbo? its bleeped out
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Default 09-22-2015, 04:37 PM

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I do smell oil burning, and for the first time today I moved my car and I saw four little oil drips, each one was about the size of a quarter..
That's a good indication that the leak is external to the cylinders. I wonder if it's leaking from where the DP meets the midpipe. You can check easily from the passenger side of the car without even jacking it up. Just stick your arm under there and wipe your hand on the joint and see if there is oil.

Or it's just been sitting in one spot for so long that a normally slow oil leak became visible.


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Default 09-23-2015, 12:29 AM

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where the what connect to the turbo? its bleeped out
DP´s

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Default 09-23-2015, 01:53 AM

Remove the DP and see if there is oil inside the turbo´s... That was what I did to find out if it was the turboes that had failed...

You can also when the DP´s are off try to move the shafts, there should be no or little movement.
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Default 09-23-2015, 03:52 AM

i bet changing the valve cover just get a new one...
get andy divers pcv...
install BMS catch can...

and you will be good to go...
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Default 09-23-2015, 04:17 AM

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Remove the DP and see if there is oil inside the turbo´s... That was what I did to find out if it was the turboes that had failed...

You can also when the DP´s are off try to move the shafts, there should be no or little movement.
Thanks bro, I'm going to check them this weekend and will report back..

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i bet changing the valve cover just get a new one...
get andy divers pcv...
install BMS catch can...

and you will be good to go...
Yeah my vacuum test made me think it was my valve cover, along with my sludged up PCV valve, and as far as the OCC goes I intend on adding one as well.. I just hope that my new small oil leak is easy to identify once I get under there..!!
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Default 09-25-2015, 11:44 PM

OP: any news?
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Default 09-28-2015, 04:00 PM

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OP: any news?
If its the turbos then why do my brand new Hexons do this:

https://youtu.be/BDjy41yfJbE

400 miles after install. Dont be so quick to say stuff without knowing everything that is going on.


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Default 09-28-2015, 04:54 PM

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If its the turbos then why do my brand new Hexons do this:

https://youtu.be/BDjy41yfJbE

400 miles after install. Dont be so quick to say stuff without knowing everything that is going on.

Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it's your turbos, so likely your brand new hexions are smoking.
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Default 09-29-2015, 04:34 PM

I got the car up on jack stands and noticed I had oil covering a lot of $hit under there so I degreased it to clean it up, and let it sit throughout this week and going to see where the oil is coming from.. Didn't take the down ***** off yet but the V-bands that connect the down ***** to the turbos were not leaking at all.. My oil pan gasket however, that's a different story..!!
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I got the car up on jack stands and noticed I had oil covering a lot of $hit under there so I degreased it to clean it up, and let it sit throughout this week and going to see where the oil is coming from.. Didn't take the down ***** off yet but the V-bands that connect the down ***** to the turbos were not leaking at all.. My oil pan gasket however, that's a different story..!!
My oil pan gasket is leaking like there is no tomorrow. I dont know if I have mentioned this but Im buying a lift :D. I cant afford to keep paying for someone else to fix stuff, 99 percent of the stuff I can do, doing it on rhino ramps and being 210lbs is a different story.
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Default 09-30-2015, 05:24 AM

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My oil pan gasket is leaking like there is no tomorrow. I dont know if I have mentioned this but Im buying a lift :D. I cant afford to keep paying for someone else to fix stuff, 99 percent of the stuff I can do, doing it on rhino ramps and being 210lbs is a different story.
lol i'm 6'1" and 200lbs myself so it isn't fun trying to squeeze under there but I managed to get a little sneak peek..

And yeah I hear the oil pan gaskets on our cars are prone to leak something serious.. I also read a bunch of threads that people say once you remove the down ***** once u can do it way easier, but just in looking at it down there im like WTF..!?! lol, looks like a huge PITA but we'll see how it goes Friday night.. Also, once I remove them will I need to install them with new gaskets, bolts, etc..??
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Default 09-30-2015, 05:36 AM

I'm 6'1" and used to be 200-220, 180 now. I fit. lol Just swapped rb turbos in, finishing assembly. Idler pulleys, tensioner, belt, OFH gasket swapped out, walnut blasting, new waterpump & thermostat, ******* *********.
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Default 09-30-2015, 07:45 AM

Yeah I'm not a big fat guy but not little either lol, I have my jack stands almost fully extended so I have a lil bit of room to move around.. I updated my first post with pics of the oil leakage I have going on down there..
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Default 10-04-2015, 06:43 PM

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Yeah I'm not a big fat guy but not little either lol, I have my jack stands almost fully extended so I have a lil bit of room to move around.. I updated my first post with pics of the oil leakage I have going on down there..
Any updates as of Friday?
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Default 10-04-2015, 07:06 PM

I dont understand oldman12s rational. Who cares if you just got new turbos 400 miles ago. I have had 2 sets of turbos go bad within 300 miles each time. It was the turbos and i have read several people with oem replacements that went bad right away as well. I can personally debunk your theory. If you guys would stop all the crap theorys and pull your ********* off and check for oil and shaft play. Takes a hour or two with a lift and Im willing to bet both you guys have shaft play and oil around the turbines.


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Default 10-08-2015, 05:32 AM

Well be working on my car more starting today, I broke my socket extension last week so I didn't get much done but I started to take off the intake manifold because I plan on blasting the intake valves while I got this all apart..

Question, can you test the centersection CHRA's for leaks with just that unit..?? Maybe like pour oil into the feed hole and spin the shaft and see if it leaks at all..??
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