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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
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, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
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...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
My 89 started life as an automatic. I bought it...

My 89 started life as an automatic. I bought it with a bad transmission and swapped it to a 5 speed. On an 88 you don't have to change the differential out. It wasn't until the 89 model year when...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Red on black, nice color combo. Probably nothing...

Red on black, nice color combo. Probably nothing wrong with it unless it's creeping up past the halfway mark without the A/C on. And if that's the case in New England I would be looking at the fan...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It really depends on what bolts he purchased and...

It really depends on what bolts he purchased and what end of the car he's working on. I installed adjustable trailing arm bushings on the rear of my car and the rear toe/camber is about perfect now....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-05-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That stuff is even cheaper than the Summit racing...

That stuff is even cheaper than the Summit racing paint I used on one of my cars a few years back. Body-shop level paint materials are expensive. But if you don't care about matching an original...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Check the hard lines the heater hoses connect to...

Check the hard lines the heater hoses connect to in the engine compartment. If they are plastic it's the plastic inlet style heater core which uses the less expensive (right now anyway) blower motor....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-31-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The top "slat" on the Euro grill doesn't have...

The top "slat" on the Euro grill doesn't have breaks over each headlight. It's a straight line.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If the valves are all adjusted properly, oil...

If the valves are all adjusted properly, oil pressure light isn't on, etc. I would try to see if maybe it's something not in the engine. Like perhaps something in the accessory drive. Easy to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-24-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Pretty much all of the 11S fluid we get now comes...

Pretty much all of the 11S fluid we get now comes labeled as either CHF202 or S6161 and it is compatible. We also stock a few different brands of the power steering reservoirs too.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I would suggest Powerflex if you're looking for...

I would suggest Powerflex if you're looking for improved performance versus just stock replacement. I did front control arm bushings, sway bar bushings front/rear, camber adjustable trailing arm...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Our customer service manager just left you a...

Our customer service manager just left you a voicemail. If you want to go with the Yellows like I said no question it's a better shock. But it will give a firmer ride than the STR.T. I don't find...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The STR.T is Koni's entry level performance...

The STR.T is Koni's entry level performance shock. It's made as a full length shock so that it can work properly as a replacement for a stock non-sport application. But it works fine with a sport...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Below is a photo (please excuse the crappy pic...

Below is a photo (please excuse the crappy pic from my phone) of the STR.T E46 front shock with a Sachs sport shock on the left side of it and a standard E46 replacement shock on the right.
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Chances are it's either been converted or someone...

Chances are it's either been converted or someone put the adapter on just to do a pressure check or top it off with R134A. I know several people who have just put R134 in R12 systems without doing...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
How are you installing these? The total assembled...

How are you installing these? The total assembled length should be the same. Maybe 1/2" or so longer if the spring is a little more relaxed but they will fit in there. Have you tried leveraging the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Are you saying the shock wouldn't physically fit...

Are you saying the shock wouldn't physically fit through the upper strut mount? That would be a bit odd. The STR.T's are a full length shock and the sports are a short stroke so the piston rod is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Yes. They are on the drier itself which is behind...

Yes. They are on the drier itself which is behind the headlight.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If the system isn't charged or is overcharged the...

If the system isn't charged or is overcharged the compressor won't engage. You can bypass the pressure switches on the receiver drier by installing jumper leads in their place on the harness.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We do carry these. It's two pieces a left and a...

We do carry these. It's two pieces a left and a right. Part numbers are 51 11 1 971 615 and 616.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Actually if the car is lowered you want the sport...

Actually if the car is lowered you want the sport version. Stock height uses the HD. With a 17 inch wheel you'll likely want it lowered and a Bilstein (or Koni) sport shock will be much better at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The maker of the BMW convertible top fabric...

The maker of the BMW convertible top fabric itself recommends Raggtopp brand convertible top care products. We have been carrying these as well as similar products from Autosol for a number of years...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We actually did this on a different car before we...

We actually did this on a different car before we shot the video. The first car had more miles on it and the buildup was far worse than the car used for the video. On the first car we did try a few...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I was able to pull the M20 with automatic...

I was able to pull the M20 with automatic attached without having the car on stands. Put the M20 and 5 speed into the car the same way too. It was close but it worked. I used an engine leveler on the...
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