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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By JKRIT
Also: replace with BMW part; Some aftermarket...

Also: replace with BMW part; Some aftermarket sensors are too long and rub against the impeller until they break (less than 1/4 mile of driving).
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By JKRIT
I had never seen a plastic part so securely...

I had never seen a plastic part so securely frozen in a metal hole before trying to remove one of these sensors. Drill the plastic with a roughly 1/8 inch bit all around the perimeter until you can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By JKRIT
?? Does that mean your mechanic mis-diagnosed the...

?? Does that mean your mechanic mis-diagnosed the leak and it didn't really need a new OFHG? Or did you have two actual leaks? Not necessarily a bad thing to have a new OFHG anyway, but it might be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By JKRIT
Extreme inner rear tire wear is often from worn...

Extreme inner rear tire wear is often from worn out upper control arm ball joint. Easy to diagnose by wiggling the wheel with it off the ground. Also a straightforward DIY replacement.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-28-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By JKRIT
Very common? Yes. Replace OFHG every year? No. ...

Very common? Yes. Replace OFHG every year? No. More like 4-7 years depending on annual miles driven, etc. BTW, if you get the gasket from BMW (more like $15 instead of $4), then it will be made...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By JKRIT
Could be a number of other things, but tell us...

Could be a number of other things, but tell us about the tires (brand, model, condition, inflation pressures). A damaged or defective tire, including one that has a severe uneven wear pattern can...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By JKRIT
If you have to work from the top, try carefully...

If you have to work from the top, try carefully positioning the wrench under the upper rad hose and pushing downward to release tension. On some earlier M50 engines, BMW even used regular hex head...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By JKRIT
It's not just cranking on it clockwise. You are...

It's not just cranking on it clockwise. You are trying to swing a lever arm around its pivot point, and in this case you want to swing it towards the crankshaft to detension it. So, this is best...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By JKRIT
Me too, but if the parents really "want shot of...

Me too, but if the parents really "want shot of it," then they are probably ready to move on to the next vehicle. No point in trying to talk them into keeping/fixing it; They might regret doing so...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-15-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By JKRIT
Why do the British drink warm beer? Lucas...

Why do the British drink warm beer? Lucas refrigerators. I went from an Austin America to my first BMW, a 1970 2002.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By JKRIT
That was THE best technique to revive a Lucas...

That was THE best technique to revive a Lucas fuel pump on British cars in the '60s and '70s, and for more than a few minutes. It was often located in the engine compartment where you could reach it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By JKRIT
But first, make sure that item 2 hasn't simply...

But first, make sure that item 2 hasn't simply popped off its attachment ball on the body. I was prepared to have a shop replace them, but they found all that it needed was popping them back on. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By JKRIT
Like tires, you don't want a significant...

Like tires, you don't want a significant difference in bite front/rear. If you "must" use pads with very different friction properties, then put the ones with better bite on the rear (just like...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-13-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By JKRIT
Stiffer ("heavier") rear springs would have the...

Stiffer ("heavier") rear springs would have the same effect as a stiffer rear bar: Decrease understeer/ increase oversteer.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-13-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By JKRIT
While you're thinking about/diagnosing the fuel...

While you're thinking about/diagnosing the fuel system, don't forget the filter and pressure regulator.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By JKRIT
The car cannot possibly BURN 1/4 tank of gas in...

The car cannot possibly BURN 1/4 tank of gas in 15 miles. Either your measurement/calculation is off, or it is leaking. A couple of things to know as a new BMW owner:

It is common for the MPG...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-08-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By JKRIT
I'd start with your hunch on the O2 sensors. ...

I'd start with your hunch on the O2 sensors. Even if new ones don't solve the emissions inspection problem, they're not a waste of money because the originals are done anyway.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-08-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By JKRIT
+1 Could be something as simple as fouled plugs...

+1 Could be something as simple as fouled plugs or something major like plugged cat; anything in between. Get it to an expert.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,394
Posted By JKRIT
Just my opinion, but I think ZHP prices will...

Just my opinion, but I think ZHP prices will remain quite a bit above an otherwise similar 330i. To many BMW enthusiasts, the E46 was the last "ultimate driving" 3 series, and the ZHP adds some nice...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-06-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By JKRIT
Not under model discussion, but here:...

Not under model discussion, but here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=88

Another place for BMW afficionados is BMWCCA in the Roundel magazine or on-line, but you probably...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By JKRIT
Interesting analogy bluebee, especially about...

Interesting analogy bluebee, especially about riding him differently and whether he is "lowered." Don't know whether one's a consequence of the other, or if that's a plan. . . .
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-03-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By JKRIT
Not likely a CDV, even if you have one. Those...

Not likely a CDV, even if you have one. Those mess up the engagement smoothness, not disengagement.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By JKRIT
Here is a link to ZF/Sachs for North America, who...

Here is a link to ZF/Sachs for North America, who provide the original equipment shocks/struts for BMW:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By JKRIT
It sounds like the engagement point is too low;...

It sounds like the engagement point is too low; the pedal is disengaging the clutch "too little, too late." In original form, the clutch is self-adjusting. I doubt that your after-market clutch is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By JKRIT
The A/C tensioner is probably not related to your...

The A/C tensioner is probably not related to your current (main) belt problem, but it is nice to replace all of them at the same time, including this one.
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