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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By JKRIT
"What about things like oil changes? I'm told...

"What about things like oil changes? I'm told that BMW requires some special tool just to change the oil." No, that's VWs now days. You'll just need a hex socket to unscrew the plastic cap on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By JKRIT
"The first few days there were no problems but...

"The first few days there were no problems but then one day it would not start, lights, stereo and so on starts but it won't crank. It does not even click like if the battery would be bad." This can...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By JKRIT
Google it. Here's one I found for doing it...

Google it. Here's one I found for doing it without removing the transmission or the intake manifold: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=732743
I'm sure there are others.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-25-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By JKRIT
Any time you have to get out the spring...

Any time you have to get out the spring compressor, it's a good time to do all the small stuff while it's apart: Strut mount (Lemforder), spring pads, bump stop, dust boot (cheapest you can find for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By JKRIT
When someone asks me how long a BMW will last, I...

When someone asks me how long a BMW will last, I tell them it all depends on the amount of rust. Properly maintained BMW drivetrain will last hundreds of thousands of miles, but the bodywork will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By JKRIT
Probably AutohausAZ for $151 or OEMBimmerParts...

Probably AutohausAZ for $151 or OEMBimmerParts for $154, free shipping both companies. Both are listed as Bosch (OEM) parts, not BMW. Genuine BMW is more like $261 from Tisher (GetBMWParts) or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JKRIT
Hard to imagine what you could have done wrong...

Hard to imagine what you could have done wrong (if anything) during the gear oil change to cause a dif failure, but that sounds like what you have. See bokchoy if you don't know what ratio you have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By JKRIT
Don't feel bad; We all make mistakes like this. ...

Don't feel bad; We all make mistakes like this. I once put an outer pad in backwards (it fits just fine). Of course the backing plate didn't sound too nice against the rotor.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By JKRIT
When the mileage does not match between the ECM...

When the mileage does not match between the ECM and the new cluster, the red tamper dot will likely illuminate (just left of the trip odometer display). Dealer can reset the mileage and thereby turn...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By JKRIT
How do wider rear tires encourage understeer? To...

How do wider rear tires encourage understeer? To ask the question implies that you may not understand what understeer is, which is the tendency of the front tires to lose grip when turning before...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 510
Posted By JKRIT
Been exactly where you are. Just to try to...

Been exactly where you are. Just to try to salvage the fan assembly (the viscostatic clutch is more expensive than a water pump) I ripped the impeller off the water pump, ground flats on the shaft...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-15-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By JKRIT
jetsam: The deal with rear springs on E36 and E46...

jetsam: The deal with rear springs on E36 and E46 has to do with lack of drainage in the bottom seat. Water tends to pool there enhancing corrosion for just the bottom winding of the coil, which...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 860
Posted By JKRIT
Congratulations and thanks for letting us know...

Congratulations and thanks for letting us know the final solution.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By JKRIT
That $20 boot is PN 31331093344, which does not...

That $20 boot is PN 31331093344, which does not show up on RealOEM.com for any 525i model. It appears to be for E39s with electronic damper control (EDC). The correct PN for your car is probably...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By JKRIT
Is Turner really charging $49.90 for two front...

Is Turner really charging $49.90 for two front dust boots?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By JKRIT
The E36 M3 is very popular for racing, so many...

The E36 M3 is very popular for racing, so many racing parts are available, new and used.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By JKRIT
Try realOEM.com with your vehicle particulars. ...

Try realOEM.com with your vehicle particulars. Could be PN 11281730349 "protection cap" for the idler pulley. Both tensioner pulleys for A/C and main belts should also have dust caps.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,066
Posted By JKRIT
Not to mention beginning one's very first posting...

Not to mention beginning one's very first posting on B'fest by accusing someone of being "majorly miseducated."
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By JKRIT
alexk1: The links you posted are to a model with...

alexk1: The links you posted are to a model with diesel engine. Is that correct for you car? If so, you will not get much help from the U.S. side because that model was never imported here, and I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By JKRIT
Presumably the build sheet from under the back...

Presumably the build sheet from under the back seat, or perhaps the window sticker. . .
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By JKRIT
Dunno. Same reason it says W/O AWD for an xi...

Dunno. Same reason it says W/O AWD for an xi model??

Here's a thought: Inspect your rear springs and see if you can find the color dots (each about the size of a fingerprint) on them that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By JKRIT
If two dealers give you the same PN based on your...

If two dealers give you the same PN based on your VIN, then that's most likely the right PN. That W/O AWD in the part description is curious, which is why I suggested you ask the parts guy about it,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 860
Posted By JKRIT
Grasping at straws now: Did you bleed the new...

Grasping at straws now: Did you bleed the new slave cylinder "properly?" Apparently you can't just bolt it up and bleed it in place; You have to remove it: ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By JKRIT
Au contraire. Virtually every E36 and E46 will...

Au contraire. Virtually every E36 and E46 will suffer broken rear springs sooner rather than later. As for buying used springs: buyer beware!

FYI, see current discussion on the E46 board:...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By JKRIT
My personal preference is to maintain original...

My personal preference is to maintain original BMW ride and handling, so I would get springs from BMW. Yes, get them anywhere. Tischer BMW in Maryland (getBMWparts.com) has among the best prices...
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