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Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 01-23-2015, 12:24 PM
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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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
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.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I had that problem on mine when I got it. ...

I had that problem on mine when I got it.

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To this:
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If it is a heater core an E30 is about the...

If it is a heater core an E30 is about the easiest car I have ever changed one in. Literally took me 15 minutes to do one 15 years ago on my first E30. I've done a few where the entire dash had to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-02-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I would too. Of course I had the transmission out...

I would too. Of course I had the transmission out of mine last winter and replaced all the seals again (did it 3 years ago) while it was on the bench. Guess what has to come out again.... Input seal...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That doesn't sound like us at all. We warranty...

That doesn't sound like us at all. We warranty everything we sell for at least a year and stand behind every product we offer. Of course we can't warranty a part that's been intentionally destroyed....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We've actually had a few customers email us a...

We've actually had a few customers email us a photo of this light being on in E46 cars with manual transmissions before. But like the OP none of the cars were north American spec. I suspect it's a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
First thing I would do is take the caliper off....

First thing I would do is take the caliper off. See if you can compress the piston in the caliper. If you can the caliper itself should be fine. If you can't it's likely defective. It doesn't happen...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Sensors in the bellhousing means you have a 325e....

Sensors in the bellhousing means you have a 325e. I'm not aware of a lightweight flywheel being available for these. But of course new dual mass flywheels are available.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If it's a plain 325 and not a 325i an engine from...

If it's a plain 325 and not a 325i an engine from an 84-87 325e or 528e would be a pretty direct swap. Even the simplest of engine swaps can become a headache quick if you're trying to retrofit...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We've seen a few really worn out shifters where...

We've seen a few really worn out shifters where the selector rods themselves actually come apart so it's very possible that's what's happened. We sell shifter "rebuild" kits that include a new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I'm just coming across this now. I would like to...

I'm just coming across this now. I would like to thank those defending us. This is not the way we do business, and the OP is not talking about us. He is talking about Bavarian Auto in California....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Quite often if the valves aren't adjusted...

Quite often if the valves aren't adjusted regularly throughout the car's life the eccentrics get flat spotted and won't hold an adjustment for long. Sometimes the nuts/bolts that hold them wear out...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you look closely at the front caliper it will...

If you look closely at the front caliper it will say either Girling or ATE on it. Also ATE calipers have the 7MM allen head guide pins and the Girling has regular 13mm bolts on the guide pins....
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