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      10-24-2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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BMW N54 135i E82 2008 Engine block rebuild overhaul DIY

I am now in the process of rebuilding my engine block. Shooting videos to show the process (for those who might be interested). Will add links to YouTube channel once completed (should take over a month).

The long story short…

Had oil leaks problem (bad, very bad).
Corrected a few:
- Recently changed oil filter housing seal (few months ago)
- Oil cooler flange seal at oil filter housing
- Valve cover seal
- Cylinder head gasket was done about 4 years ago

All those fixes helped. But others were still to be done. I remember how big of a job it was to take out engine and transmission. Somehow, I was trying to avoid going there again…

Initial thoughts: I have to replace crankshaft seals (both) and oil pan gasket. Since these are great amount of work, I have decided to check engine compression. All cylinders are within a 5 psi window, between 110 - 115 psi. Engine compression test should be above 10 bars (145 psi).

So, in the end, I'd rather taking engine out, rebuild the block. I'll have it in hand to fix seals and gasket issues.



I have open a Youtube Channel “Quebec DIY” to cover the entire process.
If you are interested in following the complete project on videos, just subscribe and you’ll get posted as new videos are released.
Videos start with numbers (in the order that tasks were performed).
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrf...VKDUi-w/videos


Engine Removal (WITHOUT REMOVING FRONT END OF YOUR CAR) is covered through 17 videos.
01 Underhood Shield Removal (Actual Youtube name: 01 BMW 135i N54 E82 - Engine Removal - Underhodd shield Removal)
02 Gas Pressure Relief (Actual Youtube name: 01 BMW 135i N54 E82 - Engine Removal - Gas Pressure Relief)
03 Air Cabin Filter and Engine Cover Removal
04 Intake Air Duct Removal
05 Radiator Fan Removal
06 Intercooler Removal
07 Throttle Body Air Pipe Removal
08 Vacuum Accumulators Removal
09 Water Pump Removal
10 Radiator and Thermostat Removal
11 Vacuum Valve Bracket Removal
12 Pre-Catalyst Removal
13 Belt, Accessories 1st step, Intake, Starter Removal
14 Exhaust, Heat Shield, Drive Shaft Removal
15 Transmission Removal
16 Accessories 2nd Step, Wiring, Fuel Line Removal
17 Engine Removal Final


Engine overhaul will follow.
Here is the link to 3 play lists for engine removal.

BMW 135i (N54) Engine Removal DIY 1/3


BMW 135i (N54) Engine Removal DIY 2/3


BMW 135i (N54) Engine Removal DIY 3/3

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Engine disassemble is covered through 8 videos

20 Oil Leaks Inspection, Pulleys Removal
21 Turbos Removal
22 Cyl Head Cover, Coil Packs and Spark Plugs, Fuel Rail Removal
23 Engine Oil, Vacuum and High Pressure Fuel Pump Removal
24 Timing Chain 1st Step and Cylinder Head Removal
25 Oil Pan and Pump Removal
26 Pistons, Connecting Rods, Crank Shaft, Timing Chains 2nd Step Removal

In progress...
27 Fuel Injectors, Cams, Valves, Oil Filter Housing Removal




Engine Rework Should be covered in about 4 or 5 videos

31 Getting Engine Block Ready For Pistons Over Size


In progress
30 Engine Inspection

32 Checking Fit for Cylinders - Piston - Rings - Main and Connecting Rods Bearings
33 Cylinder Head Cleaning


A lot more to come as the project is going on...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrf...f2b4-fZVKDUi-w
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Awesome. I will definitely be watching this.
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