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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By JKRIT
No. You might consider using engine cleaner to...

No. You might consider using engine cleaner to remove the oily mess BEFORE you remove the OFH. Keep it out of the alternator and steering column U-joints, however.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By JKRIT
Try this: ...

Try this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801700&highlight=lube
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By JKRIT
I love it when the BMW model badges are clearly...

I love it when the BMW model badges are clearly misplaced on the trunk lid. "Just so you know, this car has been rear-ended and received half-azzed repairs."
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By JKRIT
For $500, the DINAN CAI lets you listen to a...

For $500, the DINAN CAI lets you listen to a highly annoying whistle at anything short of wide open throttle. And if the seller keeps parking it with the shifter in reverse, the centering spring on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By JKRIT
RockAuto even cheaper than Amazon: $14. I...

RockAuto even cheaper than Amazon: $14. I disagree with stickbuilder on this one: No aftermarket parts for important stuff like engine or suspension parts, but a grille?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By JKRIT
The remote key issue may not be the key itself. ...

The remote key issue may not be the key itself. The electronic components in the car are a possibility: Our 325it needed two boxes AND the rear window that has the antenna for remote access, since...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By JKRIT
2002 328Ci convert?? Really? In US? 328 (M52...

2002 328Ci convert?? Really? In US? 328 (M52 engine) ended in 2000, and wasn't offered in the convertibles (they were 325 or 330 M54 engine the entire run in US). At least if it is a convert,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By JKRIT
I always use the green/white wire up there for a...

I always use the green/white wire up there for a radar detector. Its unfortunate if that doesn't provide enough current for your purposes.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By JKRIT
Sway bars (aka anti-roll bars) have no effect on...

Sway bars (aka anti-roll bars) have no effect on steering (ie. how hard it is to turn the steering wheel). That is affected by things like tire pressure and tire width.

Understeer and oversteer...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By JKRIT
If you just want to test the handling, only...

If you just want to test the handling, only remove one sway bar link. The remaining link will keep the bar from hitting anything, but there will be no loading on the bar.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By JKRIT
A sway bar only contributes to the spring rate,...

A sway bar only contributes to the spring rate, and thus to the harshness in single-wheel bumps or impacts. The most serious potential consequence of deleting or disconnecting the front sway bar is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 50,293
Posted By JKRIT
Ustad: Just need to spread those claws a little...

Ustad: Just need to spread those claws a little bit more than you were doing, and you'll have far fewer problems loading the wider Tricos. If you spread them a bit too far, you can always squeeze...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 577
Posted By JKRIT
Technically, lubricating the threads reduces...

Technically, lubricating the threads reduces friction and lowers the torque required to achieve the same tensile load on the fastener. I also use it on the threads (never on the cones) and drop the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By JKRIT
Buy, rent or borrow a compression tester, which...

Buy, rent or borrow a compression tester, which is basically a pressure gauge with an adapter to screw into the spark plug holes, one-at-a-time. Turning the engine over (not starting) pumps up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By JKRIT
Not much in the "while you're in there" category...

Not much in the "while you're in there" category except perhaps the swaybar links. They're easy to change at any time, so it's not a big deal.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By JKRIT
. . . . and make sure that it doesn't have a...

. . . . and make sure that it doesn't have a salvage title. Flood-damaged or otherwise "totaled" cars can look and run great, but may have hidden damage and generally carry roughly half the value of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By JKRIT
You will probably have to remove the cowl to...

You will probably have to remove the cowl to access the wiper motor and check for switched power at the electrical connector (through your nice new switch and relay). If power is present, then the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,360
Posted By JKRIT
Yes, I believe gutter guard is the preferred...

Yes, I believe gutter guard is the preferred material for this BMW improvement. :)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By JKRIT
We did this on one of our E39s with the front up...

We did this on one of our E39s with the front up on jack stands: One person spraying lube from underneath while a second person turns the steering wheel from side-to-side. This so thoroughly solved...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,360
Posted By JKRIT
Regardless of how many other "while you're in...

Regardless of how many other "while you're in there" jobs you add to the OFHG, I would suggest that you vacuum/blow the debris out of the alternator before you re-install it. Clogged air flow...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By JKRIT
Try spraying lube on the steering column...

Try spraying lube on the steering column U-joints. If they dry out (or get washed out with engine cleaner. . .) the symptoms can match what you described.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By JKRIT
Just wondering why you cant let a car sit and...

Just wondering why you cant let a car sit and warm? What is it not doing that it does if you drive off after 30-60 seconds?[/QUOTE]

It's not warming up the transmission fluid or the dif fluid. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By JKRIT
Should be PN 34321164039, although BMW calls it a...

Should be PN 34321164039, although BMW calls it a "lock" for some odd reason.

See http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AM33&mospid=47718&btnr=34_0918&hg=34&fg=25

Salvage or dealer;...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By JKRIT
These things are under $10, so the price...

These things are under $10, so the price difference isn't going to matter. You could use this opportunity to begin a relationship with your local BMW dealer parts counter folks, or just order them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By JKRIT
Yup: Missing plug. Measure the hole diameter...

Yup: Missing plug. Measure the hole diameter (convert to mm if necessary) then compare to the listed diameters and approximate locations shown on the diagram here:...
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