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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By mickey513
Misleading. In California Insurance companies...

Misleading. In California Insurance companies are NOT require to use OEM parts in repair. It's in your all auto insurance policy but 99.9% of the people never bother to read it. You will ALWAYS...
Forum: General BMW 03-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,012
Posted By mickey513
If I had a order on that ship, I wouldn't mind if...

If I had a order on that ship, I wouldn't mind if it was late. I am sure the vast majority of us would feel the same. Even if it made little to no difference in the search, it is the right thing to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By mickey513
PPG & Pilkington is OEM.

PPG & Pilkington is OEM.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By mickey513
Very common, plain and simple, lazy alignment...

Very common, plain and simple, lazy alignment tech.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By mickey513
I use this every 7500 miles: ...

I use this every 7500 miles:

http://www.techron.com/techron-concentrate-plus/Default.aspx\

Make sure to buy the one that says "Complete Fuel System Cleaner". It is sold at the dealership part...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 06-04-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,186
Posted By mickey513
One of the reasons why the majority of BMWs after...

One of the reasons why the majority of BMWs after a few years hold such horrible resale value.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By mickey513
The e46 does not require any special tools or...

The e46 does not require any special tools or equipment of ANY KIND. Your local auto repair garage can do the stuff your asking at probably half price. Take for example the oil filter housing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By mickey513
Replace radiator only if it's leaking ....

Replace radiator only if it's leaking ....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-10-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By mickey513
Replace EVERYTHING if your going to do the...

Replace EVERYTHING if your going to do the cooling system even though your only at 75k miles. One thing about BMW is that the cooling system and belts/tensioners are the first things to go.

I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,763
Posted By mickey513
The oil filter housing gasket cost me $102 at a...

The oil filter housing gasket cost me $102 at a local independent, $120 for the fuel filter.

- $7 for the gasket, $95 to to replace it (1 hour time )
- $60 for the fuel filter, $60 to replace...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By mickey513
Do it as needed. Once a year is overkill if...

Do it as needed.

Once a year is overkill if there is nothing wrong with the alignment.

The alignment does not take 2 hours. It's 30 minutes top for a knowledgeable mechanic. Two hour might...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By mickey513
Before you do the Vanos, I would suggest doing a...

Before you do the Vanos, I would suggest doing a tune-up first like spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-19-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,912
Posted By mickey513
Was there any warranty expressed or implied...

Was there any warranty expressed or implied before the purchase? If not, your out of luck. As someone pointed out, used cars are also sold "AS IS" unless otherwise noted. Good luck really on...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-15-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,673
Posted By mickey513
To the OP, sorry but you should bring the lube...

To the OP, sorry but you should bring the lube out because you just got hosed badly.

$2200 to replace some hose? :yikes: I hope the hose they put on your car are made of 24k gold.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By mickey513
The plastic screw on the hose is replaceable and...

The plastic screw on the hose is replaceable and so separately, sold at the dealer only or a larger online specialty auto part store. I'm not talking about Advace Auto, Autozone, etc,

I broke...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By mickey513
Thanks for the heads up, didn't realize I had...

Thanks for the heads up, didn't realize I had switch off one number on the thread title.

Anyway, the 2nd Dayco pulley was ship back too. I was shocked that both had the "MADE IN GERMANY" header...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By mickey513
I returned the one from the first post back to...

I returned the one from the first post back to RockAuto and ordered a second one from a different place, exact same thing. Looks like INA no longer makes the Mechanical Pulley for Dayco. Looking at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,199
Posted By mickey513
DAYCO 81933 mechanical tesioner pulley (No longer made by Ina?)

Ordered a Dayco tensioner pulley 89133 to replace a pulley on a mechanical tensioner. To my surprise it doesn't look like the one found on prior threads. This one doesn't have the INA logo stamped...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By mickey513
Thanks a lot guys for the clarification...

Thanks a lot guys for the clarification especially the picture.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-29-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By mickey513
Mechanical to Hydrahlic tensioner .. belt routing

After upgrading from a mechanical tensioner to the hydraulic tensioner, am I suppose to install/route the belt the way picture as the first link below? Noticed the belt routing instructions/pictures...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By mickey513
Go under the car and get the part number off the...

Go under the car and get the part number off the sticker. Mines had the "green label" but the part number was for the blue label, Esso Fluid.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By mickey513
That price is reasonable for a dealership,...

That price is reasonable for a dealership, expensive for a independent shop.

A quart of the Esso Fluid runs $17-$20, you'll need 6.5, round up to 7 for a drain and refill.

The OEM gasket and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,192
Posted By mickey513
I think most of these aftermarket transmission DO...

I think most of these aftermarket transmission DO NOT meet the specs of the Esso stuff. If you notice, it only says "recommend", no where does it say it meets the spec of the Esso. Even Mobil 1 ATF...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By mickey513
The prices you post appear steep for a Indy, even...

The prices you post appear steep for a Indy, even if it's a BMW specialist for a alignment.

I usually stay far away from independents repair shop or chains for my e46 alignment. I usually use a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By mickey513
Did you get a SES light? Did it throw out the...

Did you get a SES light? Did it throw out the code for MAF sensor?

Anyway, before dumping a few hundred dollars for a MAF sensor, probably best to pick up at can of this and clean the MAF sensor...
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