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      04-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #67
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You ever get a dyno run from your beast?
Im sure you know PBJ in St louis has a dyno yea?
I had 2 runs and had meth cut out problems from sir getting in the lines (have since got a new system) and hit 512 Hp. With the meth cutting out I was furious...I crumpled up the slip but it in center console (had every intention of keeping it)....wife cleaned car and can you guess where my slip went? Yeah right in the trash! My fault
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Rob, That looks like a lot of shit to do I am second guessing about doing it myself. If I were to start early in the morning could I have it done the same day? Not rushing; I am very mechanical 20+years Aircraft mechanic USAF.
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Rob, That looks like a lot of shit to do I am second guessing about doing it myself. If I were to start early in the morning could I have it done the same day? Not rushing; I am very mechanical 20+years Aircraft mechanic USAF.
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Answering your question it takes BMW techs around 16 hours to swap turbos, though you could probably get it done in less time if you are familiar with doing the swap. I'd say at least 12 hour job.
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Respect.

Answering your question it takes BMW techs around 16 hours to swap turbos, though you could probably get it done in less time if you are familiar with doing the swap. I'd say at least 12 hour job.
they rush thru shit, not replacing O rings, not replacing water pump ECT.

On a lift: 18 hrs
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Respect.

Answering your question it takes BMW techs around 16 hours to swap turbos, though you could probably get it done in less time if you are familiar with doing the swap. I'd say at least 12 hour job.
Thank you, So it might be best doing this in 2 separate days then damn
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they rush thru shit, not replacing O rings, not replacing water pump ECT.

On a lift: 18 hrs
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Oh I agree, are you kidding? They need to bang out turbo jobs quickly nowadays with the bulletin in place.
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Thank you, So it might be best doing this in 2 separate days then damn
I'd say so .
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Oh I agree, are you kidding? They need to bang out turbo jobs quickly nowadays with the bulletin in place.
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Thank you, So it might be best doing this in 2 separate days then damn
easily 2 days if you are being very thorough (cleaning all parts, replacing gaskets/orings ect.
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easily 2 days if you are being very thorough (cleaning all parts, replacing gaskets/orings ect.
So don't trust an indy or anyone else to do it more or less!
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So don't trust an indy or anyone else to do it more or less!
if you can do it yourself....do it!
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easily 2 days if you are being very thorough (cleaning all parts, replacing gaskets/orings ect.
So two bmw techs doing it in 8 hours replacing everything on robs lists would indicate they did a rush job?
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So two bmw techs doing it in 8 hours replacing everything on robs lists would indicate they did a rush job?
w tech's could do it fatter, plus they usually don't replace every O-ring/gasket. They also do not replace water pump/thermostat.
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Car has 7k miles, don't think I needed a new one, no? Why wouldn't they replace them all, I paid them too?
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Car has 7k miles, don't think I needed a new one, no? Why wouldn't they replace them all, I paid them too?
Well that little mileage you def don't need t-stat or water pump and most of the gaskets should be good but why not change it if your in there and have everything apart.

I just did my t-stat and water pump 3k ago. I have a appt for valve cover,oil filter gasket and walnut blasting for the 10 May for a sick price of $650.00
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Wow! Epic Rob...something to consider if and when my stock turbos die. In all honesty, there are very few threads I read completely but this is ONE of them. BTW...props to your wife for the assistance
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Well that little mileage you def don't need t-stat or water pump and most of the gaskets should be good but why not change it if your in there and have everything apart.

I just did my t-stat and water pump 3k ago. I have a appt for valve cover,oil filter gasket and walnut blasting for the 10 May for a sick price of $650.00
at low mileage maybe not...but all turbo O-rings I would replace without question....so cheap and when you take then our they could get nicked. I would for sure replace head gaskets and studs...no questions asked....a lot of them may pull out ect.
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I will say that I had my turbos replaced at Plaza BMW recently and per the work order they used all new o-rings and bolts where needed. They also replaced my WP, but only because they dropped it. All under cpo.
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