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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-20-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
From how this occurred initially I would check...

From how this occurred initially I would check all your calipers. Sometimes when you compress the pistons you can tear the seal and they start leaking. I haven't had this happen to me on a BMW but I...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 08-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Sounds like worn bearings in the differential to...

Sounds like worn bearings in the differential to me. My old E30 whined a bit but I wasn't too surprised considering the diff came from a 250K mile parts car. I tore it down last winter and sure...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Maybe. But remember we are talking about cars...

Maybe. But remember we are talking about cars that are over 20 years old. Anything's possible. I remember putting a new head unit in my first E30 over 15 years ago and then none of the windows...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If it's just one window try swapping the...

If it's just one window try swapping the switches. If it's all the windows there should be a push-button circuit breaker over the radio. Try pushing it.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Yep that's it. Part numbers 63 12 6 939 273 and...

Yep that's it. Part numbers 63 12 6 939 273 and 274. We don't sell a bunch of them but they are on our site.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Generally if you feel pulsing in the brake pedal...

Generally if you feel pulsing in the brake pedal you've got a brake problem. If it's noticeable only in the steering you have a suspension issue. Also don't bother turning BMW rotors. Typically by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Although we've had mixed results with some Uro...

Although we've had mixed results with some Uro stuff over the years the OP is talking about their new premium line of window regulators. If none of you have used them I would seriously suggest...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It was a CCA school. Same guy who almost didn't...

It was a CCA school. Same guy who almost didn't let me track a fox mustang I had 10 years ago because the rear axles moved in-out 1/8" inch. Had to explain to him how a C-clip style style axle works.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Yeah last one I went to they gave me a hard time...

Yeah last one I went to they gave me a hard time for my battery cover only having one of the twist locks in it.... Like that's going to be a problem.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Generally to pass tech you can't have any fluid...

Generally to pass tech you can't have any fluid leaks, bald tires, bad wheel bearings, anything like that. You're going to use your brakes more than you ever imagined. Make sure you're running fresh...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-20-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
New air flow meters are available from BMW but...

New air flow meters are available from BMW but they are expensive. Bosch has discontinued them on the aftermarket. I actually put a reman in my last E30 and it worked just fine. We don't actually...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That was actually my old car that was used for...

That was actually my old car that was used for the video on the Powerflex stuff. I did wind up removing the diff mount and going back to stock just because of the extra noise transmitted through the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It's not really practical to do. The muffler...

It's not really practical to do. The muffler itself would physically fit but the connection points and pipe diameters are totally different. The Meisterschaft exhaust is nice but unless it were free...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
One of the E39's within the staff here has one of...

One of the E39's within the staff here has one of the URO premium window regulators in it. We had initially replaced the original with a VDO and it worked fine again. URO sent us a sample of the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Not bad, just typical. The tail panel and valence...

Not bad, just typical. The tail panel and valence are one piece. It goes all the way up to the trunk opening. It can be replaced but it's a bit of a job. One of my coworkers had his replaced last...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That's right where we're at currently before a...

That's right where we're at currently before a $100 refundable core charge if the old one can be rebuilt. And core return shipping is prepaid. What we've got is one that's been machined for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I'll bet that rust spot is right where the tow...

I'll bet that rust spot is right where the tow hook is... 5 grand seems to be the entry fee for a nice, reasonably sorted out, non-crusty 325i in New England these days.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You must have an automatic. The Auto's up until...

You must have an automatic. The Auto's up until the end of 87 had the 4 bolt flange. One thing to think about before changing universal joints though. I know the driveshaft rebuilder we use will not...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Depending on the brand name you bought it's...

Depending on the brand name you bought it's probably an OE supplier and like some others have mentioned they can't sell them under their own aftermarket line unless they remove the BMW part number....
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-06-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
New Compact spare tires from Bavarian Autosport

Now available compact spare tire packages for F30, F31, F32, F33, and E84 models. Includes a Genuine BMW aluminum spare wheel and a Kumho 135/80/17 tire.

Also available for six cylinder F06, F10,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you want quiet I would suggest going with a...

If you want quiet I would suggest going with a TUV approved European brand. In Europe they have a noise standard that aftermarket exhausts can't exceed. Here in the US it varies but there is no...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Something isn't right about that for sure. I...

Something isn't right about that for sure. I actually ran our vert springs in my hardtop for a few years specifically because I didn't want it too low. And it wasn't that high. Although it could be...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-20-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You could make this work. But BMW did have a main...

You could make this work. But BMW did have a main bearing change in 3/88 so the later bearings may not work in the early block. And the early bearings have been difficult to source and expensive for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
One of the guys here JB-Welded his on the car...

One of the guys here JB-Welded his on the car after hitting a nasty frost heave in the middle of winter. Cleaned it out really good, wirebrushed it, sprayed it down with brake cleaner and filled in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We have one in stock. Had 2 yesterday. Genuine...

We have one in stock. Had 2 yesterday. Genuine BMW. But shipping to the west coast might be a bit costly.
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