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Thread: William's 330Ci ZHP Maintenance and Project Thread

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    Today I knocked off an oil change and replacing the oil level sensor. I wanted to do a brake fluid flush, but it was just too damn hot out (92F today). First thing I did was to put the car up on jack stands. Next step was to open up the hood and remove the oil filler cap. I crawled under the car and removed the front plastic splash guard (7 philips head screws that stay connected to the splash guard). I noticed that the splash guard was wet with something around its drain hole:



    I removed the splash guard and inspected the underside of the motor and noticed two hoses had signs of wetness. Are these power steering hoses? They're located just inboard of the front sway bar.



    Moving on, I removed the metal reinforcement plate (8x 16mm hex bolts). Mine had little rubber protector grommets over the four bolt holes closest to the front that needed to be removed. Once the plate was out the way, I removed the drain plug (17mm hex bolt) and let the oil drain out. I inspected the drain plug (a magnetic part from Turner Motorsport) and noticed there was a little nugget of stuff stuck to the magnetized end. In hindsight I should have taken a photo. As the oil was draining I removed oil filter housing cap (36mm hex). I removed the old oil filter, replaced and lubed the two small green o-rings on the cap (11427549573, BMW), put in a new filter and a new housing o-ring from MANN kit (MAN-HU9254X). I tightened it back down to 18 ft-lbs.

    I released the wiring harness from the oil level sensor and then removed the three nuts holding it in place (10mm hex nuts):




    I had bought the gasket for the oil level sensor as RealOEM showed that they were separate pieces, but it seems the BMW unit I purchased comes with a gasket already installed:




    I installed the new oil level sensor (12617508003, BMW). I could not find the torque specs anywhere online or in the Bentley manual, so I tightened it down to "it won't fall off" ft-lbs of torque. I reattached the wiring harness and reinstalled the drain plug with the new crush washer from the oil filter kit, tightening it down to 18 ft-lbs. I reinstalled the metal reinforcement plate and splash guard. I filled the car up with 6 quarts of Mobil 1 0W-40, turned the car on for about a minute to circulate the oil, then checked the oil level, topping it off to about 6.5 quarts.

    DIY guides I referenced:

    Two things in hindsight:
    1. If you are replacing the oil level sensor, save yourself $80-100 and buy the Hella unit. The Hella unit is exactly the same as the BMW unit, it just has the BMW logo ground down (BP can attest to that).
    2. If my yellow oil light (low oil) issue is fixed by this repair, I won't know if it was due to switching oil (the car has had BMW 5W-30 its entire life) or a new sensor. Whoops.

    Next step is to do a brake fluid flush tomorrow, and then an interior swap/sound deadening procedure with a write up. The latter probably won't get done until next week as I'm going out of town this weekend.
    Last edited by BMWCurves; 06-06-2016 at 10:03 PM.

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    hella is the way to go got mine on amazon. Also that is the power steering feed line that is leaking, the last thing left on my engine that needs replacement https://www.ecstuning.com/ES55148/

    read a lot of bad things about rein brand so im going with genuine bmw
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtechJon View Post
    hella is the way to go got mine on amazon. Also that is the power steering feed line that is leaking, the last thing left on my engine that needs replacement https://www.ecstuning.com/ES55148/

    read a lot of bad things about rein brand so im going with genuine bmw
    Thanks!

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    For future reference on BMW Performance intake filter replacement: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...446#post493446

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    Good work! Man I wish it was 92 here so I can do some work on the car. It was 112 yesterday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtechJon View Post
    Also that is the power steering feed line that is leaking, the last thing left on my engine that needs replacement https://www.ecstuning.com/ES55148/

    read a lot of bad things about rein brand so im going with genuine bmw
    I recently did a full PS refresh on my car (all hoses, reservoir, banjo bolt etc) and went with the Rein brand. OEM BMW feed line is almost 3x the price (Rein: $92, BMW: $252) on ECS Tuning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anandoc View Post
    I recently did a full PS refresh on my car (all hoses, reservoir, banjo bolt etc) and went with the Rein brand. OEM BMW feed line is almost 3x the price (Rein: $92, BMW: $252) on ECS Tuning.
    I was just reading about how rein uses razors to cut of the other logos from conti and put their own on it, it's just the fact they do that I don't like. Not sure if they do that on all parts but heard about it on radiator hoses. Not sure though I just read about it


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    Quote Originally Posted by anandoc View Post
    I recently did a full PS refresh on my car (all hoses, reservoir, banjo bolt etc) and went with the Rein brand. OEM BMW feed line is almost 3x the price (Rein: $92, BMW: $252) on ECS Tuning.
    I did the same last summer, and used BMW OE for everything except this hose (Rein). It has been leak free for about a year.

    BMWCurves - Mine was leaking from the exact same place.


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    Complete overhaul of the power steering system

    Part Desc. Part#
    Reservoir 32411097164
    Power Steering feed line 32416774215
    Power steering hose 32416750155
    Power Steering return hose 32416796390
    Power Steering return hose 32416796367
    Sealing Ring (x2) 32411093596
    Sealing o-ring (x2) 32411093597
    O-ring (x2) 64508390601
    Banjo bolt 32416781261
    Hollow bolt 32416852470
    Redline D4 ATF *8352230504
    CTA Tools 3466 BMW Power Steering and Transmission Line Disconnect Tool


    Also the cheapest place for the OE Feed Line is currently from the BMW Parts Store for $222.97

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtechJon View Post
    I was just reading about how rein uses razors to cut of the other logos from conti and put their own on it, it's just the fact they do that I don't like. Not sure if they do that on all parts but heard about it on radiator hoses. Not sure though I just read about it


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    This isn't isolated to them. Others do the same thing.
    The VDO fuel pump I bought is essentially a BMW branded part, with the logo dremeled off. I've seen this on other parts as well from other OEM suppliers. It's pretty much their way of selling the part on the "aftermarket" even though it's the same part, all for a lot less money.
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