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      12-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Charge pipe advice [fitting]

Just bought one of these from the USA forum

http://store.activeautowerke.com/act...v-kit-p80.aspx

I know the cowl will need to come off and probably the air box [though i have a BMS Cone Kit to go on] so may as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

Anything else need to come off to gain access to the charge pipe?
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      12-24-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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I am not to familar with the charge pipe on the i but on my d when I removed mine, the undercover tray had to come off and had good access from underneath. But to remove the clip off the top end of the pipe to the turbo I had to remove the airbox and one of the air intake pipes and had good access from above
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I am not to familar with the charge pipe on the i but on my d when I removed mine, the undercover tray had to come off and had good access from underneath. But to remove the clip off the top end of the pipe to the turbo I had to remove the airbox and one of the air intake pipes and had good access from above
Will have a look later to see if the layout is similar.
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careful when working on the pipes. the Intercooler piping that goes to the charge pipe is a p*in in the a$$ due to not having much space to work. i think i managed to loosen the coolant pipes when i worked on the pipes and now i have to fill up my coolant every 2 months.
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My advice would be to remove the cowl and airbox first. Then remove the pipes which connect to the diverter valves from the air intake tubes. Also pull off the vacuum tubes for the diverter valves as you need these for your BOV.

After that take remove the large C clip which holds the CP to the throttle body and then undo the jubilee on the intercooler side. Don't lose the C clip as it can't be bought from BMW on its own. Next is the torx bolt near the middle of the charge pipe which holds it in place. The MAP sensor will still be connected at this point, it is a bit fiddly to remove but a thin screwdriver and a bit of patience will allow you to remove the wiring loom. You might be able to wiggle the CP out and twist it and then remove the wiring but you don't want to stretch the cables.

Space isn't so bad on that side, trying to do anything on the turbo/steering column side is a complete pisstake. I have big hands and need to change the engine mount which looks to be impossible
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My advice would be to remove the cowl and airbox first. Then remove the pipes which connect to the diverter valves from the air intake tubes. Also pull off the vacuum tubes for the diverter valves as you need these for your BOV.

After that take remove the large C clip which holds the CP to the throttle body and then undo the jubilee on the intercooler side. Don't lose the C clip as it can't be bought from BMW on its own. Next is the torx bolt near the middle of the charge pipe which holds it in place. The MAP sensor will still be connected at this point, it is a bit fiddly to remove but a thin screwdriver and a bit of patience will allow you to remove the wiring loom. You might be able to wiggle the CP out and twist it and then remove the wiring but you don't want to stretch the cables.

Space isn't so bad on that side, trying to do anything on the turbo/steering column side is a complete pisstake. I have big hands and need to change the engine mount which looks to be impossible
1/2 a days work then idnan ? Will wait for the weather to improve a bit first, may sell the 335 and buy a boat
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