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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 49,483
Posted By JKRIT
Ustad: Just need to spread those claws a little...

Ustad: Just need to spread those claws a little bit more than you were doing, and you'll have far fewer problems loading the wider Tricos. If you spread them a bit too far, you can always squeeze...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 528
Posted By JKRIT
Technically, lubricating the threads reduces...

Technically, lubricating the threads reduces friction and lowers the torque required to achieve the same tensile load on the fastener. I also use it on the threads (never on the cones) and drop the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By JKRIT
Buy, rent or borrow a compression tester, which...

Buy, rent or borrow a compression tester, which is basically a pressure gauge with an adapter to screw into the spark plug holes, one-at-a-time. Turning the engine over (not starting) pumps up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By JKRIT
Not much in the "while you're in there" category...

Not much in the "while you're in there" category except perhaps the swaybar links. They're easy to change at any time, so it's not a big deal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By JKRIT
. . . . and make sure that it doesn't have a...

. . . . and make sure that it doesn't have a salvage title. Flood-damaged or otherwise "totaled" cars can look and run great, but may have hidden damage and generally carry roughly half the value of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By JKRIT
You will probably have to remove the cowl to...

You will probably have to remove the cowl to access the wiper motor and check for switched power at the electrical connector (through your nice new switch and relay). If power is present, then the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,192
Posted By JKRIT
Yes, I believe gutter guard is the preferred...

Yes, I believe gutter guard is the preferred material for this BMW improvement. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By JKRIT
We did this on one of our E39s with the front up...

We did this on one of our E39s with the front up on jack stands: One person spraying lube from underneath while a second person turns the steering wheel from side-to-side. This so thoroughly solved...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,192
Posted By JKRIT
Regardless of how many other "while you're in...

Regardless of how many other "while you're in there" jobs you add to the OFHG, I would suggest that you vacuum/blow the debris out of the alternator before you re-install it. Clogged air flow...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By JKRIT
Try spraying lube on the steering column...

Try spraying lube on the steering column U-joints. If they dry out (or get washed out with engine cleaner. . .) the symptoms can match what you described.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By JKRIT
Just wondering why you cant let a car sit and...

Just wondering why you cant let a car sit and warm? What is it not doing that it does if you drive off after 30-60 seconds?[/QUOTE]

It's not warming up the transmission fluid or the dif fluid. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By JKRIT
Should be PN 34321164039, although BMW calls it a...

Should be PN 34321164039, although BMW calls it a "lock" for some odd reason.

See http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM33&mospid=47718&btnr=34_0918&hg=34&fg=25

Salvage or dealer;...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By JKRIT
These things are under $10, so the price...

These things are under $10, so the price difference isn't going to matter. You could use this opportunity to begin a relationship with your local BMW dealer parts counter folks, or just order them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By JKRIT
Yup: Missing plug. Measure the hole diameter...

Yup: Missing plug. Measure the hole diameter (convert to mm if necessary) then compare to the listed diameters and approximate locations shown on the diagram here:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By JKRIT
Its not polite to make fun of people in southern...

Its not polite to make fun of people in southern states who have tinted windows. . .:tsk:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By JKRIT
The original two-year old post was probably in...

The original two-year old post was probably in regard to PN 61318370747, Thermo Switch for Heatable Spray Nozzles for cars with foglights and headlamp washers. This switch is under the front bumper,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By JKRIT
[QUOTE=willwailam;8568845]Hi I need some...

[QUOTE=willwailam;8568845]Hi

I need some advice on this collision damage please. A GDL driver have pull out and hit me on the side of the car. I suspect that he might dent in part of my frame. I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By JKRIT
Bob: What forest? What trees? Neither the OP nor...

Bob: What forest? What trees? Neither the OP nor I were dissing BMW engines. I think we all agree that BMW engines have really high specific horsepower, especially for engines that will last 100s...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By JKRIT
The simple engineering answer to the question...

The simple engineering answer to the question "how to get an internal combustion engine to make more power" is "get it burn more fuel." So, anything that contributes to getting more air to flow...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By JKRIT
Pappas: Not only is the 225/245 staggered...

Pappas:

Not only is the 225/245 staggered setup a lot of tire for a '95 318iC, but TireRack says you will have to roll the fender lips to get them to fit:

Front: Requires the following wheel...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By JKRIT
Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an excellent summer...

Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an excellent summer (not all season) tire, which seems to match your intended use (you didn't mention price considerations). With staggered 225/245 setup, you will be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By JKRIT
I don't think that tie rods fall under the "while...

I don't think that tie rods fall under the "while you're in there" category, unless you were changing out the rack. Just give 'em a wiggle to see how tight they are, and make your decision on that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By JKRIT
1) Leaving the shifter of a manual trans in...

1) Leaving the shifter of a manual trans in reverse for long periods can weaken/damage the centering spring.
2) BMWs have had synchro in reverse for many years now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By JKRIT
No. That is up at the other end of the hose,...

No. That is up at the other end of the hose, plugged into the vacuum booster, and does not have a T- or Y-branch off of it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By JKRIT
"Sucking jet pump" PN 11617545382 "Common...

"Sucking jet pump" PN 11617545382 "Common source of vacuum leaks" according to ECS Tuning. Definitely broken.
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