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      06-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #23
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Ok so I had the shop readjust the downpipes to ensure the proper clearance based on Tiago's recommendations. And I got a chance to see it myself and feel they did a good job.

As far as the rattling goes, I'm 90% sure it's the wastegate. For reference, I have an '07 N54 with 38k miles. The rattling disappears after a minute from start up and can still be heard at low rpm/deceleration.

Since it's become much more audible and i'm of course out of warranty. Roughly how much would it cost to fix/replace the wastegate? I have BMW master tech who plans to inspect it next week. I just wanna know what to expect. Thanks!
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Hey so how was this hard steering wheel fixed? Mine is pretty hard after installing the downpipes
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Hey so how was this hard steering wheel fixed? Mine is pretty hard after installing the downpipes
Yeah, I took it back and described the issue after the dp install and they readjusted it fairly easily. No more hard steering after that.
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Yeah, I took it back and described the issue after the dp install and they readjusted it fairly easily. No more hard steering after that.
do you know what they did? i installed myself so i cant take it back to anyone haha
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Yeah, I took it back and described the issue after the dp install and they readjusted it fairly easily. No more hard steering after that.
do you know what they did? i installed myself so i cant take it back to anyone haha
This was a long time ago so others may be able to confirm. If I remember correctly it had to with the steering rack being too close to something. Wheel was hard to turn and was making a creaking sound.
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This was a long time ago so others may be able to confirm. If I remember correctly it had to with the steering rack being too close to something. Wheel was hard to turn and was making a creaking sound.
ok thanks yea im gonna get back under there this weekend just wanted to get some ideas and know what im looking for double checked made sure eveything was put together right power is great just the steering is a little hard no noises tho thats the weird part... maybe i over tightend something??
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This was a long time ago so others may be able to confirm. If I remember correctly it had to with the steering rack being too close to something. Wheel was hard to turn and was making a creaking sound.
ok thanks yea im gonna get back under there this weekend just wanted to get some ideas and know what im looking for double checked made sure eveything was put together right power is great just the steering is a little hard no noises tho thats the weird part... maybe i over tightend something??
I noticed the issue immediately after the dp install. They said it was the steering rack, and took them about 15 min to adjust. Wish I could be more helpful. Good luck!
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I noticed the issue immediately after the dp install. They said it was the steering rack, and took them about 15 min to adjust. Wish I could be more helpful. Good luck!
no problem man that is enough help i noticed it right away too when pulling out of the driveway ill check the steering rack
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Ok so I had the shop readjust the downpipes to ensure the proper clearance based on Tiago's recommendations. And I got a chance to see it myself and feel they did a good job.

As far as the rattling goes, I'm 90% sure it's the wastegate. For reference, I have an '07 N54 with 38k miles. The rattling disappears after a minute from start up and can still be heard at low rpm/deceleration.

Since it's become much more audible and i'm of course out of warranty. Roughly how much would it cost to fix/replace the wastegate? I have BMW master tech who plans to inspect it next week. I just wanna know what to expect. Thanks!
It's the exhaust flapper. Do the golf tee mod
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Ok so I had the shop readjust the downpipes to ensure the proper clearance based on Tiago's recommendations. And I got a chance to see it myself and feel they did a good job.

As far as the rattling goes, I'm 90% sure it's the wastegate. For reference, I have an '07 N54 with 38k miles. The rattling disappears after a minute from start up and can still be heard at low rpm/deceleration.

Since it's become much more audible and i'm of course out of warranty. Roughly how much would it cost to fix/replace the wastegate? I have BMW master tech who plans to inspect it next week. I just wanna know what to expect. Thanks!
It's the exhaust flapper. Do the golf tee mod
It was the wastegate. Had the turbos replaced under the extended warranty.
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It was the wastegate. Had the turbos replaced under the extended warranty.
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nope


the flapper
Had the flapper removed when the quad tips were welded so pretty sure it wasn't the flapper.
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Had the flapper removed when the quad tips were welded so pretty sure it wasn't the flapper.
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