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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
One of the E39's within the staff here has one of...

One of the E39's within the staff here has one of the URO premium window regulators in it. We had initially replaced the original with a VDO and it worked fine again. URO sent us a sample of the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Not bad, just typical. The tail panel and valence...

Not bad, just typical. The tail panel and valence are one piece. It goes all the way up to the trunk opening. It can be replaced but it's a bit of a job. One of my coworkers had his replaced last...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That's right where we're at currently before a...

That's right where we're at currently before a $100 refundable core charge if the old one can be rebuilt. And core return shipping is prepaid. What we've got is one that's been machined for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I'll bet that rust spot is right where the tow...

I'll bet that rust spot is right where the tow hook is... 5 grand seems to be the entry fee for a nice, reasonably sorted out, non-crusty 325i in New England these days.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You must have an automatic. The Auto's up until...

You must have an automatic. The Auto's up until the end of 87 had the 4 bolt flange. One thing to think about before changing universal joints though. I know the driveshaft rebuilder we use will not...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Depending on the brand name you bought it's...

Depending on the brand name you bought it's probably an OE supplier and like some others have mentioned they can't sell them under their own aftermarket line unless they remove the BMW part number....
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
New Compact spare tires from Bavarian Autosport

Now available compact spare tire packages for F30, F31, F32, F33, and E84 models. Includes a Genuine BMW aluminum spare wheel and a Kumho 135/80/17 tire.

Also available for six cylinder F06, F10,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you want quiet I would suggest going with a...

If you want quiet I would suggest going with a TUV approved European brand. In Europe they have a noise standard that aftermarket exhausts can't exceed. Here in the US it varies but there is no...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Something isn't right about that for sure. I...

Something isn't right about that for sure. I actually ran our vert springs in my hardtop for a few years specifically because I didn't want it too low. And it wasn't that high. Although it could be...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You could make this work. But BMW did have a main...

You could make this work. But BMW did have a main bearing change in 3/88 so the later bearings may not work in the early block. And the early bearings have been difficult to source and expensive for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
One of the guys here JB-Welded his on the car...

One of the guys here JB-Welded his on the car after hitting a nasty frost heave in the middle of winter. Cleaned it out really good, wirebrushed it, sprayed it down with brake cleaner and filled in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We have one in stock. Had 2 yesterday. Genuine...

We have one in stock. Had 2 yesterday. Genuine BMW. But shipping to the west coast might be a bit costly.
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 01-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Bavarian Autosport E30 M3 T Shirt pre-buy offer

Anyone interested in a t-shirt pre-buy? At Bavarian Autosport we have a t-shirt that with a graphic of an E30 M3 getting sideways at the track with the words “Apex it!” below. (See image.) We're...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
What a bummer. We've seen this many times. What...

What a bummer. We've seen this many times. What usually happens is the fan clutch locks up and the fan isn't able to hold together spinning that fast. Then BOOM! lots of damage. An electric fan...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-19-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Very early E cars came with a 2.73 but most were...

Very early E cars came with a 2.73 but most were a 2.93. A 325i with a manual trans has a 3.73. Automatic 325i cars after 88 had 4.10's. As far as the Dinan chip being full-throttle only I wouldn't...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you were buying everything new I would suggest...

If you were buying everything new I would suggest the following

First you need the buckets to mount the lights onto the car:

63 12 1 370 853 - left headlight bucket
63 12 1 370 854 - right...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If the car has the Depo angel eyes in it now...

If the car has the Depo angel eyes in it now there has probably been some wiring done to make them work correctly. Originally the car would have had dual filament low beams and the Depo's are single...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-19-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Usually a 3.25 ratio diff out of a 535/635 is the...

Usually a 3.25 ratio diff out of a 535/635 is the way to go on an E car. Just swap the rear cover and output flanges from the original diff. I would not put a 4.10 in an E car. My 325is was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
A chip and a gear swap will really wake up a 325e...

A chip and a gear swap will really wake up a 325e but a stock 325i will still show you it's tail lights. And by today's standards the 325i isn't all that quick either. If you want a 325i and don't...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
A lot depends on when you feel the vibration....

A lot depends on when you feel the vibration. Just under load? At what speed? Etc. Could very well be a driveshaft problem but honestly it could be a lot of other things too.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
One of the guys here had that setup on an E21...

One of the guys here had that setup on an E21 323i years ago. It sounded incredible.

As for converting an early M10 car to a carb setup it's certainly been done. An intake from a late 2002 and a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-05-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Actually Ansa still makes a sport system for...

Actually Ansa still makes a sport system for these cars too. It's not stainless but it does have a nice tone to it without being loud. The Scorpion and Remus systems aren't too loud either. They are...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I did it on mine and it wasn't all that bad....

I did it on mine and it wasn't all that bad. Basically everything between the engine and the differential has to get changed. So clutch, flywheel, transmission, driveshaft. And of course a complete...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Just about all the original BMW carpet colors for...

Just about all the original BMW carpet colors for the coupes and sedans are discontinued by BMW. The only thing showing available in the parts program (which doesn't necessarily mean it's in stock...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Our current site isn't set up to allow direct...

Our current site isn't set up to allow direct links to parts. Our new one will. But the part number is 51 16 1 904 758 for the piece with the brushes on it. You can just type that into the search box.
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