How to change your DISA Adjuster Unit (video)

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How to change your DISA Adjuster Unit (video)

Post by syphic » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:11 am

Made a quick video on how to remove and replace this part. Hope this helps someone out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Qo47eknoA

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Post by Gee » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Hmm this could come in useful. I might have to take my one out and check it now!

Good work on the video :thumbsup:
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Post by PawnSacrifice » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:36 am

syphic, not a regular poster I see, but when you do it counts! Great video, didn't even matter too much when it got dark.

The great thing was seeing the difference between the old and new units.

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Post by Lance » Mon May 09, 2011 6:45 pm

Mr Syphic, top man! Thanks for the video.

Just removed and cleaned my DISA, 15 minutes start to finish. If you can change a wheel, you can do this. The torx fitting is a T40.

My car has done 66k, not sure if it's been changed before, but mine wasn't particularly dirty and although there was a little play in the flappy thing, it didn't give me any cause for concern.

Tip, remove the airbox lid, MAF and middle hose as one, just unplug the MAF connector. This gives max access to the lower DISA bolt.

Loads of access to the idle control valve, which I will attempt at the weekend, at a guess, another 20 mins.

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Post by bigshurv » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:25 pm

Brilliant, Mine's just started rattling over the weekend.Off to my local BMW stealer in the morning.................This looks like a really easy install. :thumbsup:

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Post by Lance » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:28 pm

Big, this really is an easy job. PM me if you need a hand.

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Post by BluZiff » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:23 am

Hmmm having a first look at mine tomorrow, 63k on the clock, hopefully its not proper knackered!
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How to change your DISA Adjuster Unit (video)

Post by Gerry » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:02 pm

Great stuff ! My DISA has developed the 'rattle', can't decide on a new DISA or get the rebuild kit , any guidance would be apriciated .
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Post by Liam-O » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:54 am

Brilliant video, as said, the comparison is the best part.
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How to change your DISA Adjuster Unit (video)

Post by cj10jeeper » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:56 pm

Ok - while good that it shows the parts, it's a shame that he uses crappy tools, quotes the wrong size torx and takes no precaution about dropping bolts into the engine via removed hoses.
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How to change your DISA Adjuster Unit (video)

Post by Gerry » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:11 pm

Fitted a new DISA , rattle gone ,cars purring like a kitten ,I'm sure its running the same as it was 80000 miles ago lol , however I'm sure that's all in my head . :driving:
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How to change your DISA Adjuster Unit (video)

Post by cmaza » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Hi,

Iv performed the DISA rebuild kit repair but I'm not sure how successful it is. Does anyone know at what rpm the DISA valve should actuate?

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Post by kis » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:24 pm

I've read into this before, and been reminded by the post on the general discussion section to actually buy and install the i6 kit. The difference you feel will depend on how bad your old DISA was, if it wasn't performing properly then you should see (or rather feel) a difference.
That being said you might not notice any difference, even if your unit was falling apart. It all depends on how in-tune you are with your car. Possibly a bit of placebo affect, regardless you're more doing this as a bit of preventative maintanace and to ensure bits from an old DISA dont screw up the engine. Finally, I think the valve opens around 4000 or 4500 rpm.
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