E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > What did you do to your car today?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-25-2020, 09:54 PM   #13795
Bufalo
Second Lieutenant
120
Rep
272
Posts

Drives: 2009 328i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Harrisburg, PA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2017 BMW X3 35i  [0.00]
2009 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsjames View Post
I really need to make this happen in mine.
I didn't want to extend the harness.
I've bought the new connector.
You just repinned the TCU/MULF wires into the combox connector and made it fit?

I've had all the stuff here for like 4 months. lost the motivation after I got the CIC in there.
That's what I did! I have had the combox on a shelf since May, finally had a day here with no other responsibilities to do the tedium of moving wires between connectors and then refreshing my brain on use of NCSExpert. The DIY thread started by "jimmelo" on Bimmerfest was my guide. I made a spreadsheet for doing the wiring swap then printed it out to set in the trunk with me; I started at the top of the list and worked to the bottom. I can send it to anyone who needs; I don't believe I can attach an excel file here.

From there, it was fairly straightforward coding: Change the VO to add and subtract features (per that same DIY thread), and then wrote that VO to the CIC and MEDIA. I had sent my CIC unit out to nickco43 for firmware and software updates in April, and so I didn't need any fsc or features coding to make the apps and connected drive work.
Appreciate 0
      11-25-2020, 10:39 PM   #13796
3PedalJake
Lieutenant
3PedalJake's Avatar
649
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i 6MT Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonOhh View Post
It's really refreshing to see other people that care about every detail. Fantastic job man, we love to see it.
Thanks man, it's nice to be around like minded ppl sometimes instead of always being the freak. Yours looks great, same as mine and the color I really wanted, altho sometimes it is a relief to have the Titan Silver, it hides a lot of sins. I know if you're keeping that BSM pristine you're one of us .
Appreciate 1
JonOhh192.00

      11-25-2020, 11:07 PM   #13797
tcphoto
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1167
Rep
1,715
Posts

Drives: E92 335i 6MT Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Nashville, TN

iTrader: (0)

I started my VCG DIY by pulling it and cleaning the area before finishing in the morning. I found that half the gasket was rather pliable and the other half like plastic. It's a project I'd prefer not doing again, the E46 was much easier. Funny, the E92 doesn't have the patina that the E46 did at a similar mileage.

Update: I found the picture of the E46 when I did the VCG at 118K.
Attached Images
  
__________________

Last edited by tcphoto; 11-29-2020 at 01:52 PM..
Appreciate 4
      11-25-2020, 11:24 PM   #13798
E92William
Lieutenant Colonel
E92William's Avatar
1262
Rep
1,542
Posts

Drives: 2008 E92 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 328xi  [0.00]
Cleaned a few disa valve housings and in for rebuilds
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 6
tcphoto1167.00
nuron29.50
4 Doors460.00

      11-25-2020, 11:43 PM   #13799
LemansE90335xi
Lieutenant
LemansE90335xi's Avatar
Canada
388
Rep
478
Posts

Drives: 335xi E90, GMC Sierra, VW Golf
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Nova Scotia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E92William View Post
Cleaned a few disa valve housings and in for rebuilds
You are the Disa Valve King!
__________________
Wha' da ya mean? No brakes never stopped anyone before!
Appreciate 1
E92William1262.00

      11-25-2020, 11:53 PM   #13800
E92William
Lieutenant Colonel
E92William's Avatar
1262
Rep
1,542
Posts

Drives: 2008 E92 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 328xi  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by LemansE90335xi View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by E92William View Post
Cleaned a few disa valve housings and in for rebuilds
You are the Disa Valve King!
Thanks! I actually like working with and modifying these quite a bit
Appreciate 1
      11-26-2020, 09:24 AM   #13801
neilvan
Captain
neilvan's Avatar
Canada
321
Rep
673
Posts

Drives: 09 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT RWD
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Found a few HIR1 bulbs at the local yard; With a few mods they fit in the M-sport fog lights. More light output is better right lol
Appreciate 1
      11-26-2020, 09:30 AM   #13802
nsjames
Brigadier General
1659
Rep
3,578
Posts

Drives: 08 328xi Touring
Join Date: May 2017
Location: ohio

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bufalo View Post
That's what I did! I have had the combox on a shelf since May, finally had a day here with no other responsibilities to do the tedium of moving wires between connectors and then refreshing my brain on use of NCSExpert. The DIY thread started by "jimmelo" on Bimmerfest was my guide. I made a spreadsheet for doing the wiring swap then printed it out to set in the trunk with me; I started at the top of the list and worked to the bottom. I can send it to anyone who needs; I don't believe I can attach an excel file here.

From there, it was fairly straightforward coding: Change the VO to add and subtract features (per that same DIY thread), and then wrote that VO to the CIC and MEDIA. I had sent my CIC unit out to nickco43 for firmware and software updates in April, and so I didn't need any fsc or features coding to make the apps and connected drive work.
yeah I've done all the other cic coding and retrofit things.

It tok a week to find the right FSTOOLs so I could write FSC codes.

You made the right choice sending it to nicko. he helped me keep my sanity.
real nice guy.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2020, 09:43 AM   #13803
mweisdorfer
Major General
mweisdorfer's Avatar
United_States
1505
Rep
6,223
Posts

Drives: 2007 Black/Black 335i e90
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Holly, MI

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW E90 335i  [0.00]
2008 bmw x5  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3PedalJake View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by LemansE90335xi View Post
Wow! That's quite the kit. The results look good though. How do you keep the rust from coming right back?
Thanks, except for the angle grinder which is necessary the rest of it is harbor freight tools and ebay supplies, it's not an elaborate setup but effective for occasional use. I have a potion or elixir to ward rust and corrosion off most surfaces. The white diamond polish is supposed to have some kind of sealer but I think the answer for exhaust is you don't keep it from coming back, you have to polish it off now and again, it just gets too much heat to coat it with anything short of ceramic.

Castings on the other hand love RPM. You heat the part up and paint this paste on and it melts in, I used that on steering knuckles, hubs, water pump, all the bolts. Things you can't heat up or painted or plastic or whatever parts all have some kind of secret sauce.
Why not have them powder coated in silver? You could tape off the areas where you don't want paint to get into just like a caliper.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2020, 10:10 AM   #13804
dmatre
Lieutenant
United_States
254
Rep
576
Posts

Drives: 2011 328i Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Carolinas

iTrader: (0)

Installed Koni Sport/Eibach ProKit on the E90.

Somehow, it never goes as easy as shown in the YouTube videos.

Surprisingly, getting the rear springs in was far more difficult than doing the front struts.
Appreciate 2
      11-26-2020, 11:00 AM   #13805
3PedalJake
Lieutenant
3PedalJake's Avatar
649
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i 6MT Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mweisdorfer View Post
Why not have them powder coated in silver? You could tape off the areas where you don't want paint to get into just like a caliper.
For starters I don't know how or have any equipment to do powder coating (yet), but beyond that bare metal parts are supposed to be bare metal, and nothing says detailed like bare metal parts that look brand new.

These are a few things I've treated with RPM, it makes the metal bit darker, but now they'll look new for a long time, maybe until they wear out even.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 3
      11-26-2020, 08:26 PM   #13806
3PedalJake
Lieutenant
3PedalJake's Avatar
649
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i 6MT Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

I didn't have super high expectations for a $47 DIY steering wheel cover from China, but it ended up looking fairly OK. New trim piece and it's looking pretty good.
Attached Images
   
Appreciate 1
E92William1262.00

      11-26-2020, 08:42 PM   #13807
colorado.e9x
Entrepreneur
colorado.e9x's Avatar
United_States
1004
Rep
1,927
Posts

Drives: 06 BMW 330xi
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Slope, Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Replaced the coolant flange with an aluminum one on the project, glad we did cause the original crumbled apart when we took it off

Broke the hardened vacuum line taking off the OFH so tomorrow we'll be replacing about half of it with some PCV line, I'll update with pics
Appreciate 3
E92William1262.00
4 Doors460.00

      11-26-2020, 09:12 PM   #13808
3PedalJake
Lieutenant
3PedalJake's Avatar
649
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i 6MT Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by colorado.e9x View Post
Replaced the coolant flange with an aluminum one on the project, glad we did cause the original crumbled apart when we took it off

Broke the hardened vacuum line taking off the OFH so tomorrow we'll be replacing about half of it with some PCV line, I'll update with pics
Yes some pics please, I have both those jobs coming up.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2020, 09:25 PM   #13809
colorado.e9x
Entrepreneur
colorado.e9x's Avatar
United_States
1004
Rep
1,927
Posts

Drives: 06 BMW 330xi
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Slope, Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3PedalJake View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorado.e9x View Post
Replaced the coolant flange with an aluminum one on the project, glad we did cause the original crumbled apart when we took it off

Broke the hardened vacuum line taking off the OFH so tomorrow we'll be replacing about half of it with some PCV line, I'll update with pics
Yes some pics please, I have both those jobs coming up.
They're both easy to do based off the procedure but in retrospect they're quite annoying. I'll try and remember to post pics though lol

Coolant flange doesn't like to go in very easily with the new o-ring (or at least the one that came with it) and since its two bolts on the top, I've ran into the problem where the bottom wont sit flush and it'll pinch and ruin that new o-ring

As far as the OFHG, the bolt underneath the manifold is a royal pain in the ass (youll need some weeble wobbles and extensions and snake through the first runner). We put a tad too much pressure into the vac line and it snapped. Hence replacing it with PCV line
Appreciate 1
      11-26-2020, 09:29 PM   #13810
3PedalJake
Lieutenant
3PedalJake's Avatar
649
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i 6MT Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by colorado.e9x View Post
They're both easy to do based off the procedure but in retrospect they're quite annoying. I'll try and remember to post pics though lol

Coolant flange doesn't like to go in very easily with the new o-ring (or at least the one that came with it) and since its two bolts on the top, I've ran into the problem where the bottom wont sit flush and it'll pinch and ruin that new o-ring

As far as the OFHG, the bolt underneath the manifold is a royal pain in the ass (youll need some weeble wobbles and extensions and snake through the first runner). Put a tad too much pressure into the vac line and it snapped. Hence replacing it with PCV line
I just bought a 1/4" E10 socket in anticipation of that OFH bolt. Thx for the tips.
Appreciate 1
      11-26-2020, 10:38 PM   #13811
nuron
Private First Class
30
Rep
155
Posts

Drives: '07 328i
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E92William View Post
Thanks! I actually like working with and modifying these quite a bit
Would love to see a guide some day on how you go about rebuilding these--I have two that I'm inspecting in preparation for the 3SI and I'm not sure how much play is acceptable, or if I should just get a metal rebuild kit. I did manage to rip apart the big DISA and tested the motor but that's far as I've gone. Guess the only part now is to seal them back up and test on the car via INPA.
Appreciate 0
      11-26-2020, 11:39 PM   #13812
3PedalJake
Lieutenant
3PedalJake's Avatar
649
Rep
435
Posts

Drives: 2006 330i 6MT Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nuron View Post
Would love to see a guide some day on how you go about rebuilding these--I have two that I'm inspecting in preparation for the 3SI and I'm not sure how much play is acceptable, or if I should just get a metal rebuild kit. I did manage to rip apart the big DISA and tested the motor but that's far as I've gone. Guess the only part now is to seal them back up and test on the car via INPA.
I haven't gotten as far as you yet, but I want to know about the "modifying" part. I want to know about the rebuilding part too before I get that far.
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2020, 01:33 AM   #13813
JonOhh
First Lieutenant
JonOhh's Avatar
United_States
192
Rep
349
Posts

Drives: 06' 330i
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Accidentally committed to buying a euro intake on eBay from Germany. The language barrier may have been a factor, but anyway, euro airbox on the way!

Cannot wait to be able to occasionally run it with the lid off and hear that N52 howl.
Appreciate 3
      11-27-2020, 03:27 AM   #13814
lox34
New Member
2
Rep
7
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Gave her a nice bath with an awesome ride !
Appreciate 0
      11-27-2020, 09:01 AM   #13815
fgpalmer71
First Lieutenant
United_States
162
Rep
316
Posts

Drives: 2016 Genesis sedan 3.8 AWD
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: indiana

iTrader: (0)

Woke up this morning and am trying to find the motivation to replace all of the vacuum lines on the E93 in the hopes I can squash this 30ff code and enjoy my car before the snow flies Monday! I bought all new vacuum lines when I bought the car knowing this would come. 2nd cup of coffee and the motivation still isn't there yet!!! Wish me luck! Lol
Appreciate 2
      11-27-2020, 12:13 PM   #13816
Emilime75
Colonel
997
Rep
2,264
Posts

Drives: 2010 335i E92 LeMans Blue
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Merica!

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fgpalmer71 View Post
Woke up this morning and am trying to find the motivation to replace all of the vacuum lines on the E93 in the hopes I can squash this 30ff code and enjoy my car before the snow flies Monday! I bought all new vacuum lines when I bought the car knowing this would come. 2nd cup of coffee and the motivation still isn't there yet!!! Wish me luck! Lol
Get 'er done, man. You'll be glad you did.
Appreciate 1
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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