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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Just about all the original BMW carpet colors for...

Just about all the original BMW carpet colors for the coupes and sedans are discontinued by BMW. The only thing showing available in the parts program (which doesn't necessarily mean it's in stock...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Our current site isn't set up to allow direct...

Our current site isn't set up to allow direct links to parts. Our new one will. But the part number is 51 16 1 904 758 for the piece with the brushes on it. You can just type that into the search box.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I had that problem on mine when I got it. ...

I had that problem on mine when I got it.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If it is a heater core an E30 is about the...

If it is a heater core an E30 is about the easiest car I have ever changed one in. Literally took me 15 minutes to do one 15 years ago on my first E30. I've done a few where the entire dash had to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-02-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I would too. Of course I had the transmission out...

I would too. Of course I had the transmission out of mine last winter and replaced all the seals again (did it 3 years ago) while it was on the bench. Guess what has to come out again.... Input seal...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That doesn't sound like us at all. We warranty...

That doesn't sound like us at all. We warranty everything we sell for at least a year and stand behind every product we offer. Of course we can't warranty a part that's been intentionally destroyed....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We've actually had a few customers email us a...

We've actually had a few customers email us a photo of this light being on in E46 cars with manual transmissions before. But like the OP none of the cars were north American spec. I suspect it's a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
First thing I would do is take the caliper off....

First thing I would do is take the caliper off. See if you can compress the piston in the caliper. If you can the caliper itself should be fine. If you can't it's likely defective. It doesn't happen...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Sensors in the bellhousing means you have a 325e....

Sensors in the bellhousing means you have a 325e. I'm not aware of a lightweight flywheel being available for these. But of course new dual mass flywheels are available.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If it's a plain 325 and not a 325i an engine from...

If it's a plain 325 and not a 325i an engine from an 84-87 325e or 528e would be a pretty direct swap. Even the simplest of engine swaps can become a headache quick if you're trying to retrofit...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We've seen a few really worn out shifters where...

We've seen a few really worn out shifters where the selector rods themselves actually come apart so it's very possible that's what's happened. We sell shifter "rebuild" kits that include a new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I'm just coming across this now. I would like to...

I'm just coming across this now. I would like to thank those defending us. This is not the way we do business, and the OP is not talking about us. He is talking about Bavarian Auto in California....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Quite often if the valves aren't adjusted...

Quite often if the valves aren't adjusted regularly throughout the car's life the eccentrics get flat spotted and won't hold an adjustment for long. Sometimes the nuts/bolts that hold them wear out...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you look closely at the front caliper it will...

If you look closely at the front caliper it will say either Girling or ATE on it. Also ATE calipers have the 7MM allen head guide pins and the Girling has regular 13mm bolts on the guide pins....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
You know I wouldn't even bother contacting them....

You know I wouldn't even bother contacting them. Just change the belt and be done with it. It could have been like my car and sat for several years in need of some work that the owner couldn't do and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The Girling style calipers don't have an...

The Girling style calipers don't have an anti-rattle clip. E30's could have either ATE or Girling calipers up front. Only the ATE's use the clip.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Are you absolutely, positively sure this is a...

Are you absolutely, positively sure this is a 325i and not a 325e? 5000 rpm cutoff is normal for a 325e. 325e has no impulse sender on the #6 plug wire, and has pickups in the bell housing that read...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
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...
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