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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By JKRIT
Tirerack now has a nice rating system so you can...

Tirerack now has a nice rating system so you can compare and select brake pads based on the combination of features most important to you: stopping power, low noise, low dust.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By JKRIT
A dirty fuel filter may permit enough flow to...

A dirty fuel filter may permit enough flow to keep the pressure up when the engine is off or at idle, but restrict flow too much for acceleration or highway speeds. So, fuel pressure testing with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By JKRIT
An alternative to using a chisel to open the slot...

An alternative to using a chisel to open the slot is an Allen socket: Select one that is a snug fit across the flats, then turn it just until it is across the points (30 degrees) and spreads the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By JKRIT
There is an inexpensive rubber gasket/grommet...

There is an inexpensive rubber gasket/grommet that is supposed to seal between the check valve and the booster. Sounds like your grommet is worn out.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By JKRIT
Look here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/

Look here: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By JKRIT
. . . to save $12? Anyway, "grounding" is not...

. . . to save $12? Anyway, "grounding" is not the issue. You want to short the two wires on the "broken" sensor together so that the system finds a continuous electrical circuit and turns off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 553
Posted By JKRIT
I find it curious that accelerating hard sets off...

I find it curious that accelerating hard sets off the light, but not revving the engine while stationary or slow. How about things affected by acceleration forces such as 1) Engine mount(s) failure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By JKRIT
It is not the sensor wire "touching metal" that...

It is not the sensor wire "touching metal" that sets off the warning light on the dashboard; It is when the wire is worn through (by the brake rotor) and breaks the electrical circuit to set off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By JKRIT
You are asking the basic "while I'm in there"...

You are asking the basic "while I'm in there" question, and sometimes it makes a lot of sense, like when changing the oil filter housing gasket, which has duplicate labor with several other jobs...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By JKRIT
About an inch or so of the larger strut body will...

About an inch or so of the larger strut body will slip inside the knuckle until the shoulder bottoms out against a shelf or ledge inside the bore. Lots of people fail to get the strut all the way...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By JKRIT
No need to mark horizontally: The struts have a...

No need to mark horizontally: The struts have a shoulder that bottoms out against a ledge inside the bore of the knuckle. If they are only a month old, then they probably still have the original L...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By JKRIT
+1 above This can be a bit tricky since the...

+1 above
This can be a bit tricky since the coil tends to move as the spring compressor is released, with the spring and or rubber seat pad winding up out of position. It may take a couple of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By JKRIT
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By JKRIT
The referenced article seemed heavily focused on...

The referenced article seemed heavily focused on electronics, which doesn't alarm me too much if the proposed legislation were limited to that area. How many posts do we get here by people who want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By JKRIT
The fuel gauge will do the same thing (sluggish...

The fuel gauge will do the same thing (sluggish to read full) if you leave the ignition key in the "on" position when refueling. Could that be what happened in your case?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By JKRIT
On this subject, search for Cummins Centinel or...

On this subject, search for Cummins Centinel or another system called Oil Mate. These are add-on diesel engine systems that meter lubricating oil into the fuel system to burn dirty oil. New oil is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-10-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By JKRIT
In my experience (here in the rust belt) the...

In my experience (here in the rust belt) the biggest PITA of this job is dealing with rusty fasteners on the exhaust, which needs to be dropped from the exhaust manifold all the way back. Studs can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By JKRIT
OK, NOW I see the comment about the April fools...

OK, NOW I see the comment about the April fools joke. .

Would any of us be too surprised, though?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-02-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By JKRIT
bmw-to-no-longer-supply-parts-for-old-bmws

http://bmwbuilds.com/bmw-to-no-longer-supply-parts-for-old-bmws/

Uh oh. . .

I don't think BMW understands the owners that they are referring to in this article: Assuming that they (we) will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By JKRIT
+1 on rufryder's comment. The gasket should fit...

+1 on rufryder's comment. The gasket should fit easily all the way into the groove around the cover before you compress it with the fasteners. No tricky folding or "squooshing" involved. It almost...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By JKRIT
Either place is fine. Whatever is convenient to...

Either place is fine. Whatever is convenient to the parking situation.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By JKRIT
If you are asking if they fit a 2001 740IL, as...

If you are asking if they fit a 2001 740IL, as shown in your "mein auto," then I think the answer is yes. That is one of the wheels that ECS tuning lists for that car. In that case, you are posting...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By JKRIT
+1 on the advice, except that the 335 is/was...

+1 on the advice, except that the 335 is/was always 3.0L, never 3.5L. Goofy BMW nomenclature sort of indicating that the turbo puts out roughly the power of a normally aspirated 3.5L.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,593
Posted By JKRIT
Nice and clean, but don't you have to drill a new...

Nice and clean, but don't you have to drill a new hole every two years or so, when you have to replace the cup holder. :p Just kidding.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-12-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By JKRIT
Check for missing/leaking plastic body plugs...

Check for missing/leaking plastic body plugs about bumper height.
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