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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By JKRIT
Unless you want to modify the handling of the car...

Unless you want to modify the handling of the car (lower, stiffer, etc.) the only way to be sure that you get the correct springs is to take your VIN to a dealer and get springs that match the spring...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By JKRIT
I had a quite new snowtire from TireRack get...

I had a quite new snowtire from TireRack get damaged recently. I bought the replacement from TR immediately, but all it took was someone at the tire shop placing a call to TireRack to confirm that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-06-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By JKRIT
Classic shield issue. If slides back an inch,...

Classic shield issue. If slides back an inch, then it is not bound up on the input shaft; That is about how far the shield will let you get it off.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-06-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By JKRIT
'cept for the S54 motor in the E46 M3, which...

'cept for the S54 motor in the E46 M3, which retains the old aluminum cap. I like the plastic caps, and evidence of channelok plier marks on the hex tells you something about who may have worked on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By JKRIT
From the top??? As in where the plastic cap...

From the top??? As in where the plastic cap meets the aluminum housing? If so, see ahull's comment and inspect the plastic cap and o-ring.

Or, do you mean from high up on the housing but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By JKRIT
Jemellh: OEM means that the manufacturer makes...

Jemellh: OEM means that the manufacturer makes parts for, in this case, BMW. Unfortunately, that does not mean that the part they sell through commercial channels is identical to the part they sell...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By JKRIT
This tidbit of information (flouroelastomer now...

This tidbit of information (flouroelastomer now on all oil-contacting BMW gaskets) is buried on post #22 here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813566&highlight=viton But, if the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By JKRIT
Dealer or on-line source that affirms they are...

Dealer or on-line source that affirms they are selling you a genuine BMW part (not OEM). I don't think BMW changed part numbers when they upgraded the material, so the best bet is to buy from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By JKRIT
The body rides on top of the strut mounts, which...

The body rides on top of the strut mounts, which sit on the strut/spring assembly. So, if the new strut mount is 3/4 inch taller than the old strut mount (as compared side-by-side on the bench),...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By JKRIT
Nope. Std replacement Lemforders for both E46...

Nope. Std replacement Lemforders for both E46 wagon and 525i sedan; Both have same part numbers, and both raised front ends about 3/4 inch. Noticeably taller on the bench, but I was hoping the ones...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By JKRIT
What you should do is get it to a qualified BMW...

What you should do is get it to a qualified BMW mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection. Only then will you know whether it is a sweet deal, a wallet-sucking disaster, or somewhere in between. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By JKRIT
Just look it up on RealOEM:...

Just look it up on RealOEM: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BF93&mospid=47486&btnr=11_1288&hg=11&fg=30 Enter the correct particulars for your car to be sure, but I doubt that this...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By JKRIT
Yes. If you are also getting new front strut...

Yes. If you are also getting new front strut mounts (and why not?), I suggest getting them straight from BMW. I have been finding that strut mounts from even the best aftermarket brands like...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By JKRIT
Perhaps the dealer let him take it home for an...

Perhaps the dealer let him take it home for an overnight "test drive." He says they couldn't come to a "deal," so it sounds like he never actually bought it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By JKRIT
One last suggestion: Get the OFHG from BMW. For...

One last suggestion: Get the OFHG from BMW. For the few extra bucks, you will be sure that it is the upgraded fluoroelastomer material that is suitable for synthetic motor oil and normal engine...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By JKRIT
Yes. Higher numerical ratio gives better...

Yes. Higher numerical ratio gives better acceleration, but also means higher revs at highway cruising speed and probably a little poorer fuel mileage. And vice versa: If you seek a little better...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By JKRIT
It was not a link; The forum sometimes just...

It was not a link; The forum sometimes just underlines words (?)

Speaking of leaks (and while-you're-in-there jobs), whether you add the CCV replacement job at this time or not, replacing the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By JKRIT
Better deals for the same wrench set on E-bay. ...

Better deals for the same wrench set on E-bay.

I don't get the possible confusion on alternator bolts, but do be careful with the six bolts holding the OFH. They are different lengths, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By JKRIT
Yes:...

Yes: http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/diy_diff.htm

Look elsewhere on the same website for the list of different final drive ratios in E46 difs. This would be the time to change that ratio,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By JKRIT
(Presuming you are thinking of these for the...

(Presuming you are thinking of these for the 325ix in your "garage.") Figure $150 for the tires, $200 for the wheels; Offer the seller $350. They posted no price and are trying to get rid of them. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By JKRIT
Shaft arm bearing (#5) would be a good "while...

Shaft arm bearing (#5) would be a good "while you're in there" candidate too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By JKRIT
Those would actually be called buna-n (nitrile...

Those would actually be called buna-n (nitrile rubber) vs. DuPont Viton(TM) fluoroelastomer synthetic rubber
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By JKRIT
Well, it's an Ebay auction and the 15k bid hasn't...

Well, it's an Ebay auction and the 15k bid hasn't met reserve yet. One of the pics has $24,900 painted on the windshield, so the reserve is probably quite a bit higher than the current bid. But,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By JKRIT
I just love how the BMW keeps backing and filling...

I just love how the BMW keeps backing and filling only about two feet, long after the dark car has left. Could have backed up 40 feet!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By JKRIT
When I got our 525i wagon recently, I reported...

When I got our 525i wagon recently, I reported back to the non-BMW dealer that the tailgate struts appeared to be shot. They discovered that something "had come loose" and they repaired it. The...
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