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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
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) Today, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
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) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
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: 248
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: 199
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: 24
Views: 699
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: 562
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: 652
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: 224
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By JKRIT
This pretty much says it all regarding VR VCGs:...

This pretty much says it all regarding VR VCGs: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/what/1639007-do-not-use-victor-reinz-aftermarket.html
I used one in conjunction with a vanos job about three years...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JKRIT
Yes, because the clutch is not fully disengaging....

Yes, because the clutch is not fully disengaging. At least one of the hydraulic cylinders is going bad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 436
Posted By JKRIT
You can always replace the grommets when you have...

You can always replace the grommets when you have to replace the Victor Reinz VCG, which will be less than one year. Haven't done much searching about the "best" VCGs, and the ones to avoid . . .?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By JKRIT
Final stage unit, aka final stage resistor. One...

Final stage unit, aka final stage resistor. One of the easier DIYs on these cars, but if you are going to the dealer anyway . . .
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By JKRIT
Each light has its own ballast. BMW dealerships...

Each light has its own ballast. BMW dealerships are certainly the most expensive way to have your BMW maintained. They may do no harm except to your wallet, but in my opinion they have a tendency...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By JKRIT
Since you are replacing the dented old plate, why...

Since you are replacing the dented old plate, why not just re-use the original bolts? It's not like they are stretch-bolts or anything. And, if you are concerned about the dent just in front of the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By JKRIT
Secondary Air Pump valve. Ahull is expecting...

Secondary Air Pump valve. Ahull is expecting that you will break the brittle hose running along the exhaust side of the valve cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By JKRIT
Not necessary to clean it up and come back in 100...

Not necessary to clean it up and come back in 100 miles. As some hinted above, you (or an independent BMW mechanic) can quickly find the leaks. When we got our 530i a year ago, it needed the VCG...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By JKRIT
The symptoms you described are pretty classic for...

The symptoms you described are pretty classic for toe-out following the work you did on the front end. Any alignment shop should be able to dial that in for you, and should also be able to include...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By JKRIT
Sachs, formerly sold under Boge brand, and now a...

Sachs, formerly sold under Boge brand, and now a division of ZF.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By JKRIT
Why don't you inspect the front end before...

Why don't you inspect the front end before throwing parts at the problem? If you don't know what to look for yourself, then have a good shop look at it. You could replace everything mentioned in...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By JKRIT
OR, since the torn subframe is completely fixable...

OR, since the torn subframe is completely fixable ($1200-1500? Ask some of your local shops), then it is not the kiss of death. IF (that's a big IF) the rest of the car is in nice shape, you have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By JKRIT
There is a dowel pin that usually hangs people up...

There is a dowel pin that usually hangs people up since it holds almost as well as a third bolt. If you have the bolts out, then you just have to wiggle, pry, wedge, whatever to split the starter...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By JKRIT
Depending on how your car was coded by the dealer...

Depending on how your car was coded by the dealer when it was delivered, it may simply be this function: If you hit the turn-signal as you're turning the car off - the side it is towards will have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By JKRIT
If the headlamp symbol is lighting up during that...

If the headlamp symbol is lighting up during that 5/10 minutes, then that is likely why the entire symbol is lighting up: The car is sensing high resistance on one of the headlamp bulbs, and is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By JKRIT
Google this M54 bmw oil filter housing gasket...

Google this
M54 bmw oil filter housing gasket diy
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