E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > DIY Vacuum Canister Filter Fix for broken nipple



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-25-2018, 03:38 PM   #1
Kaz26
Private First Class
United_States
10
Rep
182
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i Alpinweiß Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

DIY Vacuum Canister Filter Fix for broken nipple

It is true that some people run without these and don't seem to have any obvious issues, however, I personally believe that will result in your vacuum pump duty cycle going up which could cause it to die sooner. Whatever the case, I prefer to keep mine.

One of the nipples on mine broke and I looked for brass fittings to replace it with, but couldn't find any locally so I decided to glue it. This is what I did to ensure a longer lasting solution:

I matched a drill to the base of the broken nipple diameter and drilled into the area it broken off from. You can start with a slightly smaller drill size and then use a larger one if it's not bit enough. Don't drill too deep, it just needs to be enough to hold onto the end of the nipple, and make sure it fits snug. After you have the right size, take 100 grit sand paper and lightly rough up the end of the nipple that will fit into the canister. Then clean the contact areas with rubbing alcohol and apply the glue. Superglue will probably work fine, but I used 2-part, 5 minute epoxy to ensure it won't break again. Only apply glue to the outside of the nipple portion so that it has no way of plugging the airway. Then push it into place and let the glue cure. I added a little glue to the outside for good measure.
Attached Images
    
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
smassey321
Lieutenant
91
Rep
585
Posts

Drives: 2009 X5d - 2006 325i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

iTrader: (1)

Good write up. Home Depot and Lowes plumbing section also have brass and plastic fittings that can be used.
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2018, 07:23 PM   #3
jwalker87
Captain
jwalker87's Avatar
United_States
91
Rep
636
Posts

Drives: '08 335i, '11 335xi, '01 Z3M
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (2)

Both are valid fixes. I just bought new ones.
__________________
'08 e90 335i - JB4 - MHD BEF - MMP inlets/outlets - FMIC - DPs - Apex EC-7 wheels

'11 e90 335xi - JB4 - BMS BEF - DP - M3rep wheels

'01 M Roadster
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2018, 11:07 PM   #4
Kaz26
Private First Class
United_States
10
Rep
182
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i Alpinweiß Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

New canisters are a good way to go too since they are cheap, but I didn't feel like waiting for a part or driving to the dealership. It's good to know home depot has them, I went to AZ, then a specialty racing shop and when they said I needed to order online, so I did that, but didn't want to wait. It seems to be holding fine, so I'll run it until another one breaks off.
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2018, 11:11 PM   #5
n0tm3
could-be bmw tech
n0tm3's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 09 335i
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Great DIY! I used JB weld to fix one of mine awhile back. Broke it clean off when the stock vacuum line wouldn't come off.
Appreciate 0
      05-26-2018, 08:34 AM   #6
mweisdorfer
Brigadier General
mweisdorfer's Avatar
United_States
667
Rep
3,141
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 n0tm3 View Post
Great DIY! I used JB weld to fix one of mine awhile back. Broke it clean off when the stock vacuum line wouldn't come off.
There is a DIY for this where you use brass fittings. More durable as a result.
Appreciate 1
n0tm37.50

      06-11-2018, 03:49 PM   #7
Kaz26
Private First Class
United_States
10
Rep
182
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i Alpinweiß Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Agreed, brass fittings are a better option, but if you want to repair it and aren't able to get brass fittings in a timely manner, and you already have epoxy of JB weld, this will suffice.
Appreciate 1
n0tm37.50

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 -4. The time now is 09:24 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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