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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-20-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By JKRIT
Watch those gauges on your new car (or any car). ...

Watch those gauges on your new car (or any car).

You stated that, on your e39, you pulled the dipstick to find "no oil?" There are both oil level sensors and oil pressure sensors on that car. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-31-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,151
Posted By JKRIT
Or donate it to any other charity organization...

Or donate it to any other charity organization that accepts car donations. Rather than having to negotiate with a cash buyer, you may be able to take a tax deduction for a charitable donation that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By JKRIT
Perhaps screw no. 15 in the link:...

Perhaps screw no. 15 in the link: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EU33-USA-05-2003-E46-BMW-325xi&diagId=54_0205

Or, go to a salvage yard and see if they'll sell you the correct screws...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-25-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By JKRIT
Dealer? Well duh! (no offense) Get thee to an...

Dealer? Well duh! (no offense) Get thee to an independent BMW specialist and/or send the ABS module out for repair at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Modulemasters and other names come up on...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By JKRIT
Of the ones you are considering, the M3 is the...

Of the ones you are considering, the M3 is the very last one I would choose as a daily driver for a "very short commute" and harsh winters. Among other reasons, the M3 requires 10W60 motor oil. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-24-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By JKRIT
Shop just found the intermittent parasitic drain...

Shop just found the intermittent parasitic drain in our E39 touring: The AC aux fan. The internal controller in the fan randomly decides to run the fan at a very slow (quiet) speed, drawing .150 ma....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,405
Posted By JKRIT
Post #8 above shows that the headlights get their...

Post #8 above shows that the headlights get their own pump.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By JKRIT
Good point. I have found the same. Leaving the...

Good point. I have found the same. Leaving the vent tube under the battery is a special skill taught in most shops, right after they teach torquing BMW wheels to over 200 ftlbs. :rofl:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By JKRIT
Well, it costs BMW a lot to print those three...

Well, it costs BMW a lot to print those three letters on an NGK spark plug you know.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By JKRIT
Google search for part #12 in the link, or part...

Google search for part #12 in the link, or part nos. 11-13 if you need 'em all. Some sellers (e.g. BMW dealers) will only sell you an entire 200 meter roll of tubing, so you may have to search a bit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By JKRIT
Before you order parts, get the socket wrench on...

Before you order parts, get the socket wrench on the tensioner and give it a test pull (same motion you will use to remove the belt) to see if it seems OK. No need to replace the tensioner if it is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By JKRIT
Look before you leap. You've got the whole...

Look before you leap. You've got the whole internet besides this short collection of opinions here.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716417&highlight=eonon
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By JKRIT
You could leave it dirty on the outside, but for...

You could leave it dirty on the outside, but for the few extra minutes spent scraping and wiping and a little spray with carb cleaner, it will be easier to see what you are doing in that area during...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By JKRIT
No. BMW specifies automatic transmission fluid...

No. BMW specifies automatic transmission fluid (ATF) for the manual transmission. Many posters on these boards like the RedLine fluids: D4 ATF or the MTL manual transmission fluid, or a blend of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By JKRIT
Here's a pretty handy DIY video from FCP that...

Here's a pretty handy DIY video from FCP that shows how the integral link holds the lower rear suspension together: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-integral-link-oem-33321090030

It seems that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By JKRIT
Must have PPI before even considering. Bright...

Must have PPI before even considering. Bright lights, loud stereo (sub), and engine chip all raise flags about an under-30 driver who may have abused the car. Only owned it for few months? Maybe...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By JKRIT
Also check/clean ground cable connection at the...

Also check/clean ground cable connection at the battery itself. Loose connection there caused the dreaded "battery good/clicking but no start" on one of our E39s recently.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By JKRIT
http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/GearRatios.ht...

http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/GearRatios.htm

Yes, it looks like your coupe has 2.93 and the cabrio got 3.07, probably to help acceleration with the extra weight. Our 325it came with 3.46...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By JKRIT
Yes. Also the other two idlers (there are two on...

Yes. Also the other two idlers (there are two on the big belt, one on the A/C) will wear out and need to be replaced. Advice: Send the URO POS back when it arrives and buy a real part that will...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By JKRIT
Has he got a milling machine? If the head is...

Has he got a milling machine? If the head is warped, it will need to be cut flat again, and most people will do a valve job while it's apart. I really hope you get off cheap, but understand the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By JKRIT
No. All the M54 six cylinder engines.

No. All the M54 six cylinder engines.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By JKRIT
If you are referring to item #12 in the linked...

If you are referring to item #12 in the linked image, that engine lift bracket comes with the car. So, it is not an indication that the engine has been pulled.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By JKRIT
It takes some care to keep the oxygen sensor...

It takes some care to keep the oxygen sensor wires and one vacuum hose out of the way when setting the lower rear corner of the valve cover in place. If the bolt (it's actually a nut and washer) is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By JKRIT
I used Centric rotors without any problems for...

I used Centric rotors without any problems for years, but the last set (and it will be the last) that I bought a year ago had one front rotor that did not get the final blanchard grind step during...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By JKRIT
Certainly some exaggeration there, like bashing...

Certainly some exaggeration there, like bashing the cooling system and the SMG pump, which are not engines per se., but BMW does deserve a lot of this for a company with "M" as its middle initial. ...
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