Adjuster Unit 11617544805
The "adjuster unit" (Item Number 7 in the picture below or on attached link) on my 2002 3.0 is making a ticking noise.
It appears to be driven by a stepper motor and has ticked in the past and the stopped ticking. It appears the stepper motor is dithering back and forth as it idles.
I have removed it and cleaned it (the intake is filthy on the inside and encrusted with an unremovable yellow film which was also present on the underside of the valve cover.
Anyone experience this ticking? Should I be carrying a spare Adjuster unit. $200 part. Takes 2 seconds to replace.
Ideas? Car otherwise runs fine.
Some Links and possible answers.
I found this thread on the E36 forum (same engine, basically) with a video (see link below)
Mine does not rattle THAT BAD (and I would never let me engine get that filthy dirty!)
Nevertheless, it looks like I should at least keep an eye out for a used one to have as a spare, as it sounds like it will fail down the road, probably when I least want it to.
The thread claims that you can find one for $20
Here is a picture of the before and after from that thread. Mine looks like the "before" picture.
Forgot I had a $50 core credit with ECS!
So the net cost was $177. I guess that old axle I sent back was worth something...
Replaced DISA valve today
This is not a hard part to replace. Two torx bolts (allen wrench will work in a pinch) and one plug.
The old one as definately shot. You should not be able to turn the flap by hand.
See link for pictures.
Still have a lot more work to do....
Can Parts of a disa/adjuster unit be bought ?
I have a 2002 bmw x5 3.0i and it had a noise coming from the engine. The noise is louder when in drive and reverse and quieter when in park. I am hoping it is the disa/adjuster unit.
I took it out try to modify it and realize I need the plug that goes through the unit to the flipper. Can this piece be bought seperate. The unit is functioning. The flipper is not because of the plug being
Sold as a unit, yours is broken, likely.
I believe they are sold only as a unit. If yours is falling apart, chances are, it needs to be replaced.
Originally Posted by Unregistered
As I showed in some photos, when the end pin comes out, it is pretty much the end for these things.
Shop around, you might be able to find one cheaper. Probably not by much...