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02Pilot
02Pilot Dork
8/9/18 2:13 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:
as a last note: german engineering is WIERD. i have no idea why they do a lot of stuff the way they do. like the sensor wiring that goes through a plastic box bolted to the intake, then spreads like medusas hair. with no ryhme or reason to the routing.  but yet the injectors are so tightly and cleanly loomed......

Do not question the designs of the Bavarian elves. They know what they're doing and why they're doing it, and that's enough.

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/9/18 2:22 p.m.

Guess i just don't get the logic yet. Im sure at some point I'll have an aha! moment and it will make sense.

 

Or not.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/9/18 2:57 p.m.

I didn't even know there was an m7 bolt.

Wtf???

tedroach
tedroach Reader
8/10/18 11:16 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Welcome to German Engineering. I had to buy a lot of special tools to work on these cars.

TED_fiestaHP
TED_fiestaHP Reader
8/10/18 8:29 p.m.

  I never heard of torx sockets.....   Before the BMW or was it the Volvo, hard to keep track.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/10/18 8:31 p.m.

It lives!

No more misfires or vacuum leaks that i can tell. Runs real good.

Pics and update tomorrow. Maybe. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
8/10/18 8:44 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Hurray!

 

I guess this means you've passed your first German test.  Sprechen Sie Deutsche?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/10/18 9:53 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

Only if funkengruvin and gutentight are legitimate german words.

But, tomorrow will tell! I figured a good test drive should be into three digit miles, right?

Slippery
Slippery SuperDork
8/10/18 9:59 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

I didn't even know there was an m7 bolt.

Wtf???

DIN :)

you will use all the wrenches you never did, 7, 9, 13, 16

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/10/18 10:02 p.m.

7, 9, and 13 are common in gm. I dont think i even OWN a 16 though. 

dropstep
dropstep SuperDork
8/10/18 10:51 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

7, 9, and 13 are common in gm. I dont think i even OWN a 16 though. 

Can always do it the hack way and use a 5/8. 

02Pilot
02Pilot Dork
8/11/18 6:30 a.m.

There are definitely some oddball-sized fasteners, though the E39 isn't too bad. For example, you'll need 11mm and a 7mm allen for brakes, IIRC (plus some normal sizes). 10mm allen for the diff plugs. But 8/10/13/17/19 still get plenty of use.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy SuperDork
8/11/18 11:05 a.m.

Cab Forward Chryslers used a #$@% 16mm. I had to buy a nice wrench set just for them back when I was swappin' and 'droppin in the junkyard.

As always, loving the driveabeater thread.

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/11/18 11:30 a.m.

Wait until you need the reverse torx sockets

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/11/18 11:31 a.m.

Wait until you need the reverse torx sockets

02Pilot
02Pilot Dork
8/11/18 12:10 p.m.
Justjim75 said:

Wait until you need the reverse torx sockets

The more modern cars are full of these. Really annoying.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/11/18 4:22 p.m.

167 miles today. No problem except continuing 02 codes. 

Im calling it a huge freaking win 

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
8/11/18 4:36 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

167 miles today. No problem except continuing 02 codes. 

Im calling it a huge freaking win 

Awesome.  I would start looking at possible exhaust leaks or it doesn’t like aftermarket sensors and wants OE brand units :/ 

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/11/18 9:18 p.m.

The 2 up top are either whatever the PO had on it or the 2 Bosch units from Oreilly.  There were codes showing both brand new ones were bad so I replaced them under warranty and now there's only one code.  If you like, go to oreilly and give them my cell (you have it) and tell them it's bad and still under warranty.   The 2 post cat are Ebay mail order Chinese but seem to be working. Hope this helps

Justjim75
Justjim75 Reader
8/11/18 9:20 p.m.

2 clarify, the 2 on the car when delivered were new Bosch, the 2 in the bag were what came on the car when I purchased it, for troubleshooting. 

02Pilot
02Pilot Dork
8/11/18 9:21 p.m.

The post-cat sensors are far less critical. As long as they're returning some sort of reasonable signal they shouldn't be an issue. Pre-cats, on the other hand, are pretty picky.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/12/18 7:25 a.m.

Is tgere a way to test the sensor prior to replacement? Just so i can know.

02Pilot
02Pilot Dork
8/12/18 8:05 a.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

Is tgere a way to test the sensor prior to replacement? Just so i can know.

Not that I'm aware of.

Suprf1y
Suprf1y UltimaDork
8/12/18 9:13 a.m.

Learning to speak german by total immersion

Every time I read the thread title I think this (and I mean it)

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/12/18 9:23 a.m.

In reply to Suprf1y :

I had to Google that.

Apparently it translates to "do you have a bird?" However, is used in the context of "are you nucking futs?"

In which case, yes. Yes i am. (Said with phineus voice from phineus and ferb)

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