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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-02-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The high mileage N54 has had I believe 2 walnut...

The high mileage N54 has had I believe 2 walnut shell blasts and it did get a new pair of turbos under warranty just before 80k miles I believe. I recall the car we used for our video had around 70k...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-02-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
This is true. We have noticed the carbon buildup...

This is true. We have noticed the carbon buildup in the N55 doesn't seem to be anywhere near as bad as in the N54 though. We don't have any high mileage N55's within the staff yet but we do have one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Sounds like a pretty poor diagnosis to me. But...

Sounds like a pretty poor diagnosis to me. But not seeing the car or what's been done and by whom it's tough to say what's actually wrong. A shimmy could be something in the suspension and something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you have some kind of aftermarket Halogen to...

If you have some kind of aftermarket Halogen to HID setup you may have trouble finding just a bulb. But if it's a conventional replacement or stock HID setup we've got you covered for sure. Just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I would suggest giving our customer service...

I would suggest giving our customer service department a call. These may be under warranty. We've heard of issues on almost all the aftermarket brands of coils for this design and it's almost always...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-24-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Seems pretty tempting if you want a BMW. It's a...

Seems pretty tempting if you want a BMW. It's a great one to have for sure. I would be cautious as well but at that mileage with a salvage title it's probably not really worth any more than a regular...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 12-15-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
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Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 11-27-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
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Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 11-24-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You probably had a little piece of old gasket...

You probably had a little piece of old gasket material on the spark plug well before you put it back together. Quite often using RTV where it isn't needed actually increases the odds of leaks too. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Anti-seize does the trick for me on anything with...

Anti-seize does the trick for me on anything with hub-centric wheels. Just a little bit around the raised section of the hub and where the lug bolts are and it'll be the last time you have a wheel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The upgraded guide pins slide much easier (when...

The upgraded guide pins slide much easier (when lubricated) than the stock rubber guides. And they don't flex. So you get more consistent braking and better pad wear. If you don't periodically...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-11-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You should certainly be looking to replace the...

You should certainly be looking to replace the dampers at that mileage but it's probably not the source of the noise you're trying to track down. A popping/tapping noise on that corner could be a bad...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-10-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I would doubt it would be internal to the...

I would doubt it would be internal to the differential but anythings possible. I have had universal joints in drive shafts before where they only made noise rotating in one direction. Same could be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-05-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That doesn't always work. Most of the wheel...

That doesn't always work. Most of the wheel emblems are hard backed and convex. If they aren't the same curvature they won't stay put for long. The OE part number and a genuine BMW part is the way to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,050
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The Liquimoly trans fluid is fine. It's the...

The Liquimoly trans fluid is fine. It's the latest ATF they offer and it's compatible with Dexron III which is what your car should have in it. BMW's factory fluids literature actually states that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-13-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,050
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The car used in our video was a staff car, like...

The car used in our video was a staff car, like most of the cars in our videos. He continued to drive it for a few more years and it shifted far better after the fluid change. He then sold it to a...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 10-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
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On Sunday, October 4th (which would have been the traditional date for Show & Shine), every single item in our online store will be on sale. Now ALL our valued customers can enjoy the show discounts,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 954
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The transmission filter is actually built into...

The transmission filter is actually built into the pan itself on your transmission. The mechatronic sleeve is on the side of the transmission. It's what all the wiring passes through.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 954
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Keep in mind if that new transmission doesn't...

Keep in mind if that new transmission doesn't work even if it's guaranteed you'll still be out the labor. If you do go that way though I would put a new mechatronic sleeve and filter in it during the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Those actually look like snows to me. Still...

Those actually look like snows to me. Still expensive though. Non M E90 wheels "usually" fit on E46's and the offset is similar to what you've got now on the front. But honestly you would probably be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-24-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Those wheels are about 12mm too far outboard on...

Those wheels are about 12mm too far outboard on the front and about 20mm too far on the rear. Doesn't sound like much but as you have experienced it makes a big difference. The wide look is nice but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
What "bushings" are you replacing? On late E30...

What "bushings" are you replacing? On late E30 shifters the front and rear mounts for the shifter arm have bushings/mounts but the actual linkage pieces just wear out over time. You might just need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It's also normal for the wheel gap to be greater...

It's also normal for the wheel gap to be greater in the front than the rear with stock suspension. It's just how the body lines of the car are. Cars with even wheel gap front to rear have a bit of a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I wasn't aware the rears were a problem on these...

I wasn't aware the rears were a problem on these cars yet. The rears are specific to the XI and the automatics have a production split so if you bought a used one it would have to be from pretty much...
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