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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-16-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The offset bushings will push the front wheels...

The offset bushings will push the front wheels forward slightly. You don't really "have" to run different top mounts with them but you'll certainly need an alignment. I run the offset powerflex...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It could be the fuel hoses going to the rail but...

It could be the fuel hoses going to the rail but it could also be the o-ring for the fuel pressure regulator. I had one of those let go on me in the parking lot at work on my first E30. Fuel was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-28-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
This is a situation where a picture would be...

This is a situation where a picture would be worth a thousand words. If you have a Euro spec car with the small bumpers and the recessed lights they are the same as the M3 lights and those would...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The link to the Hella lenses is for M3 fogs, not...

The link to the Hella lenses is for M3 fogs, not 325is/325es fogs. We have the M3 version also (actually cheaper too) but it doesn't fit the NA-specific 86-87 es/is spoiler mounted fogs. If the OP...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Unless an aftermarket supplier we aren't aware of...

Unless an aftermarket supplier we aren't aware of has popped up for these I'm sorry to say you're going to be out of luck on new replacements. BMW discontinued complete lights and replacement lenses...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We sell Wurth true glide which is remarkably...

We sell Wurth true glide which is remarkably similar to what the dealers use to lubricate the tracks.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
According to BMW most 84 318's would have had a...

According to BMW most 84 318's would have had a 3.91 ratio in it regardless of auto or manual. Early production cars built before 11/83 had a 3.64 ratio which would be preferable to keep the revs...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I've had both and for everyday driving honestly I...

I've had both and for everyday driving honestly I think the 325e has a slight edge. Lower revs on the highway, better mileage, and more bottom end torque. Don't get me wrong I love my 325is but you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
My 89 started life as an automatic. I bought it...

My 89 started life as an automatic. I bought it with a bad transmission and swapped it to a 5 speed. On an 88 you don't have to change the differential out. It wasn't until the 89 model year when...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Red on black, nice color combo. Probably nothing...

Red on black, nice color combo. Probably nothing wrong with it unless it's creeping up past the halfway mark without the A/C on. And if that's the case in New England I would be looking at the fan...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It really depends on what bolts he purchased and...

It really depends on what bolts he purchased and what end of the car he's working on. I installed adjustable trailing arm bushings on the rear of my car and the rear toe/camber is about perfect now....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-05-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That stuff is even cheaper than the Summit racing...

That stuff is even cheaper than the Summit racing paint I used on one of my cars a few years back. Body-shop level paint materials are expensive. But if you don't care about matching an original...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Check the hard lines the heater hoses connect to...

Check the hard lines the heater hoses connect to in the engine compartment. If they are plastic it's the plastic inlet style heater core which uses the less expensive (right now anyway) blower motor....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-31-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The top "slat" on the Euro grill doesn't have...

The top "slat" on the Euro grill doesn't have breaks over each headlight. It's a straight line.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If the valves are all adjusted properly, oil...

If the valves are all adjusted properly, oil pressure light isn't on, etc. I would try to see if maybe it's something not in the engine. Like perhaps something in the accessory drive. Easy to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Pretty much all of the 11S fluid we get now comes...

Pretty much all of the 11S fluid we get now comes labeled as either CHF202 or S6161 and it is compatible. We also stock a few different brands of the power steering reservoirs too.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I would suggest Powerflex if you're looking for...

I would suggest Powerflex if you're looking for improved performance versus just stock replacement. I did front control arm bushings, sway bar bushings front/rear, camber adjustable trailing arm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Our customer service manager just left you a...

Our customer service manager just left you a voicemail. If you want to go with the Yellows like I said no question it's a better shock. But it will give a firmer ride than the STR.T. I don't find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The STR.T is Koni's entry level performance...

The STR.T is Koni's entry level performance shock. It's made as a full length shock so that it can work properly as a replacement for a stock non-sport application. But it works fine with a sport...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Below is a photo (please excuse the crappy pic...

Below is a photo (please excuse the crappy pic from my phone) of the STR.T E46 front shock with a Sachs sport shock on the left side of it and a standard E46 replacement shock on the right.
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Chances are it's either been converted or someone...

Chances are it's either been converted or someone put the adapter on just to do a pressure check or top it off with R134A. I know several people who have just put R134 in R12 systems without doing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
How are you installing these? The total assembled...

How are you installing these? The total assembled length should be the same. Maybe 1/2" or so longer if the spring is a little more relaxed but they will fit in there. Have you tried leveraging the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Are you saying the shock wouldn't physically fit...

Are you saying the shock wouldn't physically fit through the upper strut mount? That would be a bit odd. The STR.T's are a full length shock and the sports are a short stroke so the piston rod is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Yes. They are on the drier itself which is behind...

Yes. They are on the drier itself which is behind the headlight.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If the system isn't charged or is overcharged the...

If the system isn't charged or is overcharged the compressor won't engage. You can bypass the pressure switches on the receiver drier by installing jumper leads in their place on the harness.
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