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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By JKRIT
The symptoms you described are pretty classic for...

The symptoms you described are pretty classic for toe-out following the work you did on the front end. Any alignment shop should be able to dial that in for you, and should also be able to include...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By JKRIT
Sachs, formerly sold under Boge brand, and now a...

Sachs, formerly sold under Boge brand, and now a division of ZF.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By JKRIT
Why don't you inspect the front end before...

Why don't you inspect the front end before throwing parts at the problem? If you don't know what to look for yourself, then have a good shop look at it. You could replace everything mentioned in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By JKRIT
OR, since the torn subframe is completely fixable...

OR, since the torn subframe is completely fixable ($1200-1500? Ask some of your local shops), then it is not the kiss of death. IF (that's a big IF) the rest of the car is in nice shape, you have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By JKRIT
There is a dowel pin that usually hangs people up...

There is a dowel pin that usually hangs people up since it holds almost as well as a third bolt. If you have the bolts out, then you just have to wiggle, pry, wedge, whatever to split the starter...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By JKRIT
Depending on how your car was coded by the dealer...

Depending on how your car was coded by the dealer when it was delivered, it may simply be this function: If you hit the turn-signal as you're turning the car off - the side it is towards will have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By JKRIT
If the headlamp symbol is lighting up during that...

If the headlamp symbol is lighting up during that 5/10 minutes, then that is likely why the entire symbol is lighting up: The car is sensing high resistance on one of the headlamp bulbs, and is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By JKRIT
Google this M54 bmw oil filter housing gasket...

Google this
M54 bmw oil filter housing gasket diy
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By JKRIT
The only problem that sometimes occurs is the...

The only problem that sometimes occurs is the wiper arms being stuck on the shafts such that you need a wiper arm puller to get them off.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By JKRIT
When I have run into this situation in the past,...

When I have run into this situation in the past, the lesson was: To an insurance adjuster, there is no such thing as a car in better than "average" condition. That is the most that they will cover,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By JKRIT
"While you're in there," I would at least replace...

"While you're in there," I would at least replace the pivot pin and the spring clip for the bearing. Pilot bearing perhaps? This would be a good time to replace shifter arm bearings and shifter...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By JKRIT
FYI, Matt540 on the E39 board thinks the Conti...

FYI, Matt540 on the E39 board thinks the Conti DWS are being discontinued: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808467
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By JKRIT
A tire shop monkey cross-threaded one of ours. ...

A tire shop monkey cross-threaded one of ours. Now I try to avoid letting anyone else touch those bolts.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By JKRIT
But first, the exhaust, where the rusty fasteners...

But first, the exhaust, where the rusty fasteners will probably cause the most swearing, especially if you snap a stud in the manifold.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By JKRIT
For tramlining with 96k miles, I would certainly...

For tramlining with 96k miles, I would certainly look at the control arm bushings. They are often toast by 80k miles or less.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 812
Posted By JKRIT
Rear bars: M5 is 16.5mm; Touring std. is 13mm;...

Rear bars: M5 is 16.5mm; Touring std. is 13mm; Touring sport is 14mm; 530i Sedan sport is 15mm. I put the 16.5mm on my sedan sport, and the difference (from 15mm) is slight. Lots of guys (used to)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By JKRIT
Bore of E60 wheels is too small for E39, but: ...

Bore of E60 wheels is too small for E39, but: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757153&highlight=e60+wheel
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 522
Posted By JKRIT
You mean the DISA unit? ...

You mean the DISA unit? http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Disa/ES25793/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By JKRIT
This describes exactly what I just went through...

This describes exactly what I just went through with our E39 wagon, which is why I diagnosed it as fan clutch. Got a Hella part at RockAuto for $71.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By JKRIT
U need a new fan clutch. Don't get one made in...

U need a new fan clutch. Don't get one made in China. Consider replacing the 14 year old plastic fan while you're at it. Look up DIY for changing it, but know that it is mounted to the water pump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By JKRIT
Any time lights flicker, think battery condition...

Any time lights flicker, think battery condition and its connections.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By JKRIT
Driver's side rear wheel speed sensor should be...

Driver's side rear wheel speed sensor should be the one that gives the speedometer signal. Either the wiring is damaged or the sensor itself failed coincidentally with your R/R of the wheels. If...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By JKRIT
Yup. I vaguely recall that if it fails, it sets...

Yup. I vaguely recall that if it fails, it sets off the RR bulb indicator, which is the one that keeps bugging you. It may be unrelated, since you have so many other odd combinations (daylight,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By JKRIT
We also haven't mentioned the "3rd" center light...

We also haven't mentioned the "3rd" center light on the rear. BMW doesn't provide a separate indicator for failure of this lamp; instead they have the system throw a lamp-out warning from one of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By JKRIT
Radiator failure is more likely to be a crack in...

Radiator failure is more likely to be a crack in one of the plastic side tanks, but you're doing the most important thing for the moment, which is keeping an eye on the temperature gauge; The...
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