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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Today, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By JKRIT
If you are concerned about the open cavity on...

If you are concerned about the open cavity on that side, that is where the brake booster, master cylinder and other brake hardware are mounted when the same chassis is built for right-hand drive.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By JKRIT
+1 on Hankooks. Note that General Altimax Arctic...

+1 on Hankooks. Note that General Altimax Arctic and Pirelli Winter Carving Edge also have copied the Haka tread (specifically the Haka 5, I think). The Generals are pretty close in price to the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By JKRIT
DuPont fluoropolymer elastomer (synthetic...

DuPont fluoropolymer elastomer (synthetic rubber), compatible with synthetic oils. Not that you can shop for VCGs by material anyway. The story is that BMW switched to this material about a year...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By JKRIT
Keep the engine off and the key out of the...

Keep the engine off and the key out of the ignition when filling the fuel tank.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 264
Posted By JKRIT
That's an "odd thing" all right. Do a few more...

That's an "odd thing" all right. Do a few more diagnostics on it before you drop the tranny. If it really won't roll when in gear, then the clutch is engaged. When he let out the clutch and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,270
Posted By JKRIT
That's what I had to do on an E36. I don't...

That's what I had to do on an E36. I don't recall the shroud being much of a problem; Maybe a little more room on the E36. I was so determined to get that thing apart, I ripped the impeller off the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,270
Posted By JKRIT
Unfortunately, the fan is mounted on the back...

Unfortunately, the fan is mounted on the back side of the fan clutch, so you can't get the fan out of the way until you separate the clutch from the water pump.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By JKRIT
The "first model year" effect might be a discount...

The "first model year" effect might be a discount rather than a premium. Were there "teething problems" that are best avoided? I would ask this question over on the E90 board
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By JKRIT
Agreed. But, just because the radiator shouldn't...

Agreed. But, just because the radiator shouldn't be blocked doesn't mean it couldn't be blocked. I know that the typical failure mode for these radiators is a cracking plastic part, not a build-up...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By JKRIT
jieg: Now please don't turn this into a "what...

jieg: Now please don't turn this into a "what tires should I buy" message string, or it will be over 50 posts before you know it. ;-)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By JKRIT
If this trick helped, then what is happening is...

If this trick helped, then what is happening is that your clutch is dragging a bit so that the transmission is still turning even though you are in neutral. By selecting a forward gear, with a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By JKRIT
Just a thought: How old is the radiator? You...

Just a thought: How old is the radiator? You could have a good pump and thermostat, but the radiator is partially blocked so that is your flow restriction. If so, then it cools fine at slow speeds...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By JKRIT
I had a Victor Reinz VCG leak in only nine months...

I had a Victor Reinz VCG leak in only nine months (about 20k miles) and it came off as flexible as it went in. So, it wasn't hardening; It was just molded too thin:
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By JKRIT
The reason is to get VITON(TM) DuPont rubber that...

The reason is to get VITON(TM) DuPont rubber that BMW has changed to, since it is suitable for synthetic oil and will probably last the rest of the life of the car (well, maybe). If you can find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,270
Posted By JKRIT
The very last resort is to remove the water pump...

The very last resort is to remove the water pump and the fan with it. At that point, you are willing to sacrifice the water pump to salvage the fan clutch, blade and pulley. Attacking the pump from...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By JKRIT
I had exactly those numbers a month ago after...

I had exactly those numbers a month ago after charging the battery myself; Still kept dying every few days. Battery was "new" when I bought the E39it October 2014. I finally yanked it out and had a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By JKRIT
They probably started it several times just to...

They probably started it several times just to move it, and flooded the heck out of it by not running it long enough. Common BMW problem with very rich cold start mixture; I hand push my cars out of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By JKRIT
The only time I ever had these issues on one of...

The only time I ever had these issues on one of my BMWs (knock on wood), the ONLY defect was the steering angle sensor, which needed to be replaced, not re-calibrated. I hope that you haven't wasted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By JKRIT
Clunks from small bumps are often worn swaybar...

Clunks from small bumps are often worn swaybar links. Hopefully, your mechanic(s) included those when checking the suspension. But, if brake pressure stops the clunk, then I would focus on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By JKRIT
Do you really mean swaying, like the body...

Do you really mean swaying, like the body rolling, or wandering, as in hard to keep the car going straight? Some people mix up terms like these. If really swaying, then +1 on Fudman. BTW, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 987
Posted By JKRIT
+1 Moving on from the fast-wearing Conti DW to...

+1 Moving on from the fast-wearing Conti DW to Michelin Pilot Super Sport on our fleet (3 cars so far). Also have much better turn-in.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 792
Posted By JKRIT
Rod bearings corrected around 2002. Vanos...

Rod bearings corrected around 2002. Vanos replacement is $5000 dealer part cost; ours is on the third one (110k miles). Many people will say just get the upgraded vanos parts from Beisan, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 792
Posted By JKRIT
+1 with Brucifer. If you want more 325-like...

+1 with Brucifer. If you want more 325-like maintenance, I suggest that you look for a ZHP instead.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By JKRIT
You are in an enviable position to be able to...

You are in an enviable position to be able to make this choice because you can look for exactly the year, model, color, options etc. that you want. Whether you pay more money for it or do more work...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By JKRIT
The sensors for the DSC system are the ABS...

The sensors for the DSC system are the ABS sensors in each wheel hub (and one on the steering column). The level sensors in this post are different ones, and are attached to suspension links. Cars...
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