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Forum: General BMW 03-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By mickey513
If I had a order on that ship, I wouldn't mind if...

If I had a order on that ship, I wouldn't mind if it was late. I am sure the vast majority of us would feel the same. Even if it made little to no difference in the search, it is the right thing to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By mickey513
PPG & Pilkington is OEM.

PPG & Pilkington is OEM.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By mickey513
Very common, plain and simple, lazy alignment...

Very common, plain and simple, lazy alignment tech.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By mickey513
I use this every 7500 miles: ...

I use this every 7500 miles:

http://www.techron.com/techron-concentrate-plus/Default.aspx\

Make sure to buy the one that says "Complete Fuel System Cleaner". It is sold at the dealership part...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 06-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,992
Posted By mickey513
One of the reasons why the majority of BMWs after...

One of the reasons why the majority of BMWs after a few years hold such horrible resale value.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By mickey513
The e46 does not require any special tools or...

The e46 does not require any special tools or equipment of ANY KIND. Your local auto repair garage can do the stuff your asking at probably half price. Take for example the oil filter housing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By mickey513
Replace radiator only if it's leaking ....

Replace radiator only if it's leaking ....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By mickey513
Replace EVERYTHING if your going to do the...

Replace EVERYTHING if your going to do the cooling system even though your only at 75k miles. One thing about BMW is that the cooling system and belts/tensioners are the first things to go.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,559
Posted By mickey513
The oil filter housing gasket cost me $102 at a...

The oil filter housing gasket cost me $102 at a local independent, $120 for the fuel filter.

- $7 for the gasket, $95 to to replace it (1 hour time )
- $60 for the fuel filter, $60 to replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By mickey513
Do it as needed. Once a year is overkill if...

Do it as needed.

Once a year is overkill if there is nothing wrong with the alignment.

The alignment does not take 2 hours. It's 30 minutes top for a knowledgeable mechanic. Two hour might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By mickey513
Before you do the Vanos, I would suggest doing a...

Before you do the Vanos, I would suggest doing a tune-up first like spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By mickey513
Was there any warranty expressed or implied...

Was there any warranty expressed or implied before the purchase? If not, your out of luck. As someone pointed out, used cars are also sold "AS IS" unless otherwise noted. Good luck really on...
Forum: 6 Series 10-15-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,559
Posted By mickey513
To the OP, sorry but you should bring the lube...

To the OP, sorry but you should bring the lube out because you just got hosed badly.

$2200 to replace some hose? :yikes: I hope the hose they put on your car are made of 24k gold.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By mickey513
The plastic screw on the hose is replaceable and...

The plastic screw on the hose is replaceable and so separately, sold at the dealer only or a larger online specialty auto part store. I'm not talking about Advace Auto, Autozone, etc,

I broke...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By mickey513
Thanks for the heads up, didn't realize I had...

Thanks for the heads up, didn't realize I had switch off one number on the thread title.

Anyway, the 2nd Dayco pulley was ship back too. I was shocked that both had the "MADE IN GERMANY" header...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By mickey513
I returned the one from the first post back to...

I returned the one from the first post back to RockAuto and ordered a second one from a different place, exact same thing. Looks like INA no longer makes the Mechanical Pulley for Dayco. Looking at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By mickey513
DAYCO 81933 mechanical tesioner pulley (No longer made by Ina?)

Ordered a Dayco tensioner pulley 89133 to replace a pulley on a mechanical tensioner. To my surprise it doesn't look like the one found on prior threads. This one doesn't have the INA logo stamped...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By mickey513
Thanks a lot guys for the clarification...

Thanks a lot guys for the clarification especially the picture.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By mickey513
Mechanical to Hydrahlic tensioner .. belt routing

After upgrading from a mechanical tensioner to the hydraulic tensioner, am I suppose to install/route the belt the way picture as the first link below? Noticed the belt routing instructions/pictures...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By mickey513
Go under the car and get the part number off the...

Go under the car and get the part number off the sticker. Mines had the "green label" but the part number was for the blue label, Esso Fluid.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By mickey513
That price is reasonable for a dealership,...

That price is reasonable for a dealership, expensive for a independent shop.

A quart of the Esso Fluid runs $17-$20, you'll need 6.5, round up to 7 for a drain and refill.

The OEM gasket and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,424
Posted By mickey513
I think most of these aftermarket transmission DO...

I think most of these aftermarket transmission DO NOT meet the specs of the Esso stuff. If you notice, it only says "recommend", no where does it say it meets the spec of the Esso. Even Mobil 1 ATF...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By mickey513
The prices you post appear steep for a Indy, even...

The prices you post appear steep for a Indy, even if it's a BMW specialist for a alignment.

I usually stay far away from independents repair shop or chains for my e46 alignment. I usually use a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By mickey513
Did you get a SES light? Did it throw out the...

Did you get a SES light? Did it throw out the code for MAF sensor?

Anyway, before dumping a few hundred dollars for a MAF sensor, probably best to pick up at can of this and clean the MAF sensor...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-09-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By mickey513
These super low mile cars do exist but usually...

These super low mile cars do exist but usually rare and most of the time these cars will belong to working well off professionals who rarely get the time to drive it.

Case in point, I have a...
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