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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 12
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: 18
Views: 400
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: 652
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: 180
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: 536
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: 536
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: 536
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: 282
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: 536
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: 536
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: 342
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: 342
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.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We do carry these. It's two pieces a left and a...

We do carry these. It's two pieces a left and a right. Part numbers are 51 11 1 971 615 and 616.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Actually if the car is lowered you want the sport...

Actually if the car is lowered you want the sport version. Stock height uses the HD. With a 17 inch wheel you'll likely want it lowered and a Bilstein (or Koni) sport shock will be much better at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The maker of the BMW convertible top fabric...

The maker of the BMW convertible top fabric itself recommends Raggtopp brand convertible top care products. We have been carrying these as well as similar products from Autosol for a number of years...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We actually did this on a different car before we...

We actually did this on a different car before we shot the video. The first car had more miles on it and the buildup was far worse than the car used for the video. On the first car we did try a few...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I was able to pull the M20 with automatic...

I was able to pull the M20 with automatic attached without having the car on stands. Put the M20 and 5 speed into the car the same way too. It was close but it worked. I used an engine leveler on the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Did the car have problems before you changed the...

Did the car have problems before you changed the plugs? I recall swapping plugs on my first E30 15 years ago and the boots were pretty much glued to the old plugs. In the battle of twisting/pulling...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Should be 30mm. I've been into the rear...

Should be 30mm. I've been into the rear suspension on mine way too much lately.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,232
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Due to the angle of the strut with a coil over 16...

Due to the angle of the strut with a coil over 16 inch wheels are often an issue. A thicker spacer would work for now but just going to a 17 gives you quite a bit more room.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,232
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Your shouldn't be rubbing with 225's up front....

Your shouldn't be rubbing with 225's up front. Where is it rubbing on the shock or the fender? A former coworker used to run 8.5" M contours on all 4 corners of a 98 M3 sedan with 245's on all 4. He...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-03-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
When I got my car both motor mounts were...

When I got my car both motor mounts were completely separated and one transmission mount was torn in two. Essentially one transmission mount, tension on the driveshaft, and gravity were holding the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We carry all the tools, can usually special order...

We carry all the tools, can usually special order all the manuals (if BMW still offers them and they are the same as US models), and we carry a few different variations of wind blockers and a bunch...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I suppose I could have but they came right out of...

I suppose I could have but they came right out of our inventory here at Bavauto. Powerflex has a very strict pricing policy so everyone should be selling their stuff for the same price.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The only thing I've seen them in are loaded cars....

The only thing I've seen them in are loaded cars. Like 325is, convertibles, M3's and some 325ix's. Cars with the premium sound also have an amp in the trunk and plate-style rear speakers with...
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