E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N54 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications - 335i > Wastegate Ticking Resolved Without Getting 29.2! Works With 29.2 As Well!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-31-2011, 07:50 AM   #221
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

we already had a full set of those craftsman "mini" wrenches. you can probably find them at any big hardware store. the 4mm is definitely much smaller, take a look at the pic I posted (that's a 10mm next to the 4mm)
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 08:04 AM   #222
bimmertt
Lieutenant Colonel
bimmertt's Avatar
27
Rep
1,677
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 e92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Earth

iTrader: (7)

I can hear a very slight rattle again. Is there an easy way I can tell if it's the wastegate on the front or rear turbo without adjusting the rear rod again? Would like to adjust it as little as possible.
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 11:33 AM   #223
Palisades
Private
4
Rep
74
Posts

 
Drives:
Join Date: Mar 2008

iTrader: (2)

So I had my mechanic try this after doing some other work. He did 2 turns, and the rattle was still there, so I had him do one more revolution, and the rattle is still there. I got scared that I was doing it incorrectly, and had him stop. It actually seems like the rattle is worse now than before.

I verified with him that he was turning it the correct way (Clockwise if you are facing towards the front of the car). Is it possible that mine is so loose, that it needs more than 3 turns?

The stupid rattle is driving me crazy. I'm on the verge of buying the RB turbos just to fix this issue once and for all.
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 11:52 AM   #224
Mr. 5
Modder Raider
Mr. 5's Avatar
Scotland
269
Rep
8,626
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Surf City, HB

iTrader: (31)

Garage List
2007 e90 335i  [4.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palisades View Post
So I had my mechanic try this after doing some other work. He did 2 turns, and the rattle was still there, so I had him do one more revolution, and the rattle is still there. I got scared that I was doing it incorrectly, and had him stop. It actually seems like the rattle is worse now than before.

I verified with him that he was turning it the correct way (Clockwise if you are facing towards the front of the car). Is it possible that mine is so loose, that it needs more than 3 turns?

The stupid rattle is driving me crazy. I'm on the verge of buying the RB turbos just to fix this issue once and for all.
It just might be the front turbo.
__________________
e36 M3 Coupe, e36 325i Sedan
e90 335i--SOLD

Best 60-130-------------9.15 Seconds------------------WWW.MR5RACING.COM
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 12:02 PM   #225
thwgw24
Major
thwgw24's Avatar
Taiwan
13
Rep
1,060
Posts

 
Drives: RB PWRED E90 N54 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA

iTrader: (19)

Garage List
07' E90 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palisades View Post
The stupid rattle is driving me crazy. I'm on the verge of buying the RB turbos just to fix this issue once and for all.
Same here!!
__________________
RB Turbo/Procede V5/Vishnu PWM Meth Injection Kit/Vishnu DCI/AR Catless DP/AE Performance Exhaust(Sold)/Helix FMIC/Forge DVs/Rixster Vent Boost Gauge/Wavetrac LSD/KW V3/ACT Street Clutch Kit
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 12:04 PM   #226
Palisades
Private
4
Rep
74
Posts

 
Drives:
Join Date: Mar 2008

iTrader: (2)

The rattle is present at idle, as well as coasting in gear. I have a procede, so once the car warms up, it triggers the rattle fix, but in the morning it sounds terrible. I thought the front one shouldn't be a problem at initial startup idling?
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 06:54 PM   #227
Topless///M
Private First Class
3
Rep
192
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i 6mt, 94 probe gt
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palisades View Post
So I had my mechanic try this after doing some other work. He did 2 turns, and the rattle was still there, so I had him do one more revolution, and the rattle is still there. I got scared that I was doing it incorrectly, and had him stop. It actually seems like the rattle is worse now than before.

I verified with him that he was turning it the correct way (Clockwise if you are facing towards the front of the car). Is it possible that mine is so loose, that it needs more than 3 turns?

The stupid rattle is driving me crazy. I'm on the verge of buying the RB turbos just to fix this issue once and for all.


correct, but just weird the way you explained it because I can't see how you could adjust the rod from the top facing towards front of car.

I would've said counter-clockwise facing firewall or rear of car unless he did it from underneath. Just double check with mechanic as it shouldn't get worse if adjusted correctly. Towards fender and away from block with wrench on top.

Last edited by Topless///M; 06-02-2011 at 07:00 PM.
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 07:49 PM   #228
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

driven a couple hundred miles, mine is still good! thanks again 5
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 12:13 AM   #229
335i 07
Private
4
Rep
97
Posts

 
Drives: 07 335i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mississippi

iTrader: (0)

Hows everybody's waste-gate rattle going after this fix? Did it return after putting on miles? I really wanna do this but needed some feedback first. Thanks
__________________
2007 335i
Mods: JB4, BMS DCI Intake, HPF FMIC, Forged DVs, ceramic Tint, Black Emblems, 93 Octane
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 02:38 AM   #230
vase330
Colonel
vase330's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
2,676
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i ; 14 RangeRover SSC
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arlington, Va

iTrader: (1)

My car been seating at dealer with this same issue and it wont go away. I had wastegates replaced at around 18K miles. Now I have 28K, it rattles like a mofo. People keep pointing out that there is something wrong with the car, and when I tell them its normal they are incredulous. Anyway, they replaced the rod still rattling, replaced bushing and now going to replace the actuator. I am about to go out of warranty in another two weeks. At this point, it seems BMW can't fix this issue right, just like I have had 3 failed HPFPs in the car and every replacement was supposed to fix it, only the issue recurred. I may have to go upgrade route since BMW Turbos arent doing me much good. Sad.
__________________
E92 335 | Space Gray | Saddle Brown Dakota | Dark Burl Trim | ZPP | ZSP | AT | Idrive | 6FL | FBO | Dinan CAI | Quaife LSD | STG3 PROCede.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 09:30 AM   #231
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335i 07 View Post
Hows everybody's waste-gate rattle going after this fix? Did it return after putting on miles? I really wanna do this but needed some feedback first. Thanks
i know it's short term, but i've put on about 500 miles since I posted and it's still as quiet as can be. Hasn't returned at all
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #232
vase330
Colonel
vase330's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
2,676
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i ; 14 RangeRover SSC
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arlington, Va

iTrader: (1)

Now wait a minute JP, don't you have upgraded Turbos? Are you implying they use same exact wastegates too?
__________________
E92 335 | Space Gray | Saddle Brown Dakota | Dark Burl Trim | ZPP | ZSP | AT | Idrive | 6FL | FBO | Dinan CAI | Quaife LSD | STG3 PROCede.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 12:21 PM   #233
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vase330 View Post
Now wait a minute JP, don't you have upgraded Turbos? Are you implying they use same exact wastegates too?
My turbos are the "stage 1" variety: bigger compressor + clipped turbine
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #234
vase330
Colonel
vase330's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
2,676
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i ; 14 RangeRover SSC
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arlington, Va

iTrader: (1)

That means same housing same waste-gates then no?
__________________
E92 335 | Space Gray | Saddle Brown Dakota | Dark Burl Trim | ZPP | ZSP | AT | Idrive | 6FL | FBO | Dinan CAI | Quaife LSD | STG3 PROCede.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #235
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vase330 View Post
That means same housing same waste-gates then no?
correct
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 04:12 PM   #236
vase330
Colonel
vase330's Avatar
United_States
37
Rep
2,676
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i ; 14 RangeRover SSC
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arlington, Va

iTrader: (1)

Are there any good reliable upgraded Turbos then that don't use these stupid actuators\rod\waste-gate assembly since my car had all of the changed and still sounds like empty cans?
__________________
E92 335 | Space Gray | Saddle Brown Dakota | Dark Burl Trim | ZPP | ZSP | AT | Idrive | 6FL | FBO | Dinan CAI | Quaife LSD | STG3 PROCede.
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 04:22 PM   #237
kiteboy
First Lieutenant
kiteboy's Avatar
France
4
Rep
377
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Stage 2 BR Performance
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: France

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to kiteboy
Question

so vase330, what is your issue ? you will replace both turbo with last reference BMW ???
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #238
ttbmer
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
21
Rep
1,845
Posts

 
Drives: space gray on black 07 335i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: las Vegas nv

iTrader: (15)

Send a message via MSN to ttbmer Send a message via Skype™ to ttbmer
So now I have the rattle. I found the turbos but not sure which wastegate is the one I'm seeing. I can clearly see and touch The wastegate of 1 of the turbos Is that the one I need to tighten up. I'm assuming the front is not visible from the top right?
__________________
PROCEDE, PWM Vishnu Kit, AR catless DP, BMS DCI, Helix IC, P3 gauge, 25% window tint, mattblack window trim, mattblack roof wrapped. Vorstainer CSL trunk, CF wrapped interior, 18'' Forgestar F14 Matt black, quaife LSD, M3 suspension bits, Mtech front bumper). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8JIB8C8HDA
Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 04:31 PM   #239
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vase330 View Post
Are there any good reliable upgraded Turbos then that don't use these stupid actuators\rod\waste-gate assembly since my car had all of the changed and still sounds like empty cans?
The RB turbos have an upgraded wastegate assembly, so do the ASR turbos that Shiv just got
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      06-08-2011, 04:32 PM   #240
jpsimon
Team Zissou
jpsimon's Avatar
United_States
164
Rep
9,017
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 STi
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ttbmer View Post
So now I have the rattle. I found the turbos but not sure which wastegate is the one I'm seeing. I can clearly see and touch The wastegate of 1 of the turbos Is that the one I need to tighten up. I'm assuming the front is not visible from the top right?
the one you can see and touch is the only one you can tighten without lots of work, might as well try it and see
__________________
2015 STi / 335xi (solid)
www.datazap.me - fast, free, interactive data log viewing

Appreciate 0
      06-09-2011, 10:05 AM   #241
dcorn
Captain
8
Rep
747
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NoVA

iTrader: (2)

If you guys don't have a 4mm wrench, make one. I took a piece of flat aluminum, maybe 2" long and 1/2" wide and filed a thin channel into it with a tiny file (jewelers file?) to fit the flat part on the actuator. Measured it with calipers to make sure I didn't go too wide. Worked like a charm and it was short enough to be able to turn about 270* around the actuator rod. Kinda hard to get leverage on, but it worked nonetheless.

Been about 2k miles since I adjusted it and still no more rattling.
__________________
2007 E90 335i - Sold
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2011, 10:27 AM   #242
Mr. 5
Modder Raider
Mr. 5's Avatar
Scotland
269
Rep
8,626
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Surf City, HB

iTrader: (31)

Garage List
2007 e90 335i  [4.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpsimon View Post
i know it's short term, but i've put on about 500 miles since I posted and it's still as quiet as can be. Hasn't returned at all
It won't come back.
I did mine so long ago and it's still running perfect!
The only thing that might possibly happen is if the front one starts to tick.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcorn View Post
If you guys don't have a 4mm wrench, make one. I took a piece of flat aluminum, maybe 2" long and 1/2" wide and filed a thin channel into it with a tiny file (jewelers file?) to fit the flat part on the actuator. Measured it with calipers to make sure I didn't go too wide. Worked like a charm and it was short enough to be able to turn about 270* around the actuator rod. Kinda hard to get leverage on, but it worked nonetheless.

Been about 2k miles since I adjusted it and still no more rattling.
That's pretty much what I did. I got a piece of metal and cut a 4mm slot into it.
__________________
e36 M3 Coupe, e36 325i Sedan
e90 335i--SOLD

Best 60-130-------------9.15 Seconds------------------WWW.MR5RACING.COM
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST