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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By JKRIT
1) Leaving the shifter of a manual trans in...

1) Leaving the shifter of a manual trans in reverse for long periods can weaken/damage the centering spring.
2) BMWs have had synchro in reverse for many years now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By JKRIT
No. That is up at the other end of the hose,...

No. That is up at the other end of the hose, plugged into the vacuum booster, and does not have a T- or Y-branch off of it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By JKRIT
"Sucking jet pump" PN 11617545382 "Common...

"Sucking jet pump" PN 11617545382 "Common source of vacuum leaks" according to ECS Tuning. Definitely broken.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By JKRIT
Hoses (plural)? Did you use the MAF from the...

Hoses (plural)? Did you use the MAF from the 2.5? For sure, you need an air filter top/cover with the bigger outlet to fit a larger MAF for the 3.0. IDK between the MAF and the throttle body, so I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By JKRIT
He must mean to get a new HUB? The wheels don't...

He must mean to get a new HUB? The wheels don't have threads. It should not be "lots of labor" to drill out bad threads, tap the threads for a threaded insert, e.g. Helicoil(TM), and put in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By JKRIT
As you may have noticed in the FCP Euro youtube...

As you may have noticed in the FCP Euro youtube on replacing shocks in the WAGON, it takes a lot longer than the 20 minutes quoted by Quidzel because so much trim has to be removed, as compared to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By JKRIT
I would check the engine ("motor") mounts. ...

I would check the engine ("motor") mounts. Sounds like at least one of them is letting the engine move around under load, either from accelerating or the A/C. There is one at each side of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By JKRIT
If you open the bleeder a little more, it WILL...

If you open the bleeder a little more, it WILL leak fluid from the threads when the pedal is under pressure. Remember that air is much less dense than any fluid, so it is much easier to suck some...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-29-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By JKRIT
I think it is just for the electronic ones.

I think it is just for the electronic ones.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By JKRIT
Two separate issues: As mark21742 posted, your...

Two separate issues: As mark21742 posted, your outside temp sensor is missing or disconnected. As for the inoperative system, go here: http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html for a quite easy DIY. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By JKRIT
Stone stuck in dust shield? They can make an...

Stone stuck in dust shield? They can make an incredible noise. Have you driven a least a few miles to try to wear it down and have it drop out, in case it is a stone?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By JKRIT
If you don't see air being sucked up the bleeder...

If you don't see air being sucked up the bleeder tube, then the air is being sucked in from around the bleeder nipple threads while it is loosened.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By JKRIT
If you have a manual transmission, you should...

If you have a manual transmission, you should also bleed the clutch hydraulic system, which uses the same fluid reservoir. The process is slightly different from the brakes, so ask if you need...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 516
Posted By JKRIT
1995 M3 had suspension components unique to that...

1995 M3 had suspension components unique to that model year (at least here in the U.S), including front springs, CABs and strut mounts. Although following years were also very good and had a bit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By JKRIT
Originals were Continental Contitouringcontact...

Originals were Continental Contitouringcontact CH95, which received many complaints for noise because they did not wear well with the E39s particular suspension setup.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By JKRIT
OEM tires? As if BMW made the tires. . . I think...

OEM tires? As if BMW made the tires. . . I think what the dealer is saying it that he wants you to buy tires from the BMW dealer so that you will pay the absolute maximum possible price for a tire. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By JKRIT
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328826
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By JKRIT
Did you also replace the strut mounts, and if so,...

Did you also replace the strut mounts, and if so, what brand?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By JKRIT
I think it is the heat shields along the head...

I think it is the heat shields along the head just above the exhaust manifold. The rear one in particular has broken free at the rear portion. I looked into replacing these shields, but it looks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By JKRIT
In the "while you are in there" category,...

In the "while you are in there" category, consider replacing the vanos oil hose at the same time. You have to remove the lower banjo fitting of this hose from the OFGH anyway, and this rubber hose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By JKRIT
Yes. After two summers, the DWs got noisy on my...

Yes. After two summers, the DWs got noisy on my 525i. I moved them over to my son's 530i and got Michelin PSS this Spring. Very happy so far.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By JKRIT
A non-electrical engine compartment component...

A non-electrical engine compartment component that also should not be "washed" is the universal joint(s) in the steering column. It is pretty easy to de-lube these joints and then you wind up having...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By JKRIT
When this happened to me, I used Loctite sleeve...

When this happened to me, I used Loctite sleeve retainer ("green") when re-installing the sleeve in the knuckle. The sleeve never loosened up over the remaining 100k mile life of that E39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-01-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By JKRIT
The solution to a clogged crankcase vent (CCV)...

The solution to a clogged crankcase vent (CCV) system is to replace the CCV valve and associated hoses.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,230
Posted By JKRIT
Get one of these: OTC 4676 Windshield Wiper...

Get one of these: OTC 4676 Windshield Wiper Puller - http://www.amazon.com/OTC-4676-Windshield-Wiper-Puller/dp/B000L7JQE8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404143609&sr=8-2&keywords=bmw+wiper+arm+puller
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