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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,205
Posted By JKRIT
You spent a lot of time responding to a nine-year...

You spent a lot of time responding to a nine-year old post. . .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By JKRIT
Batteries Plus told me the same thing when I last...

Batteries Plus told me the same thing when I last bought a new battery for an E39. Seems like a lot of these vendors got their BMW model specs messed up when BMW started with this crap. Good reason...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By JKRIT
. . . and it had better be a six-point socket,...

. . . and it had better be a six-point socket, not 12-point. Heavy-walled impact socket would be the best.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-23-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By JKRIT
When we had a U.S.-spec '98 323is, the only OBD...

When we had a U.S.-spec '98 323is, the only OBD port on the car was the round one in the engine compartment, so that may be the only one your car has also.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By JKRIT
Here: ...

Here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=979558
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-17-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By JKRIT
Riding with a spare is strictly your choice. No,...

Riding with a spare is strictly your choice. No, the spare does not have to be 18". Brake clearance would be your only concern, and those are the same as any 330. 17" seems to be as small as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-16-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By JKRIT
Yes, white needles.

Yes, white needles.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By JKRIT
I would give the same advice regarding a used FSU...

I would give the same advice regarding a used FSU as ZeGerman did about URO. Unfortunately, this has been an item that has had BMW owners pulling their hair out for years. Take a look at this...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-15-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By JKRIT
The easiest way to spot a ZHP, especially...

The easiest way to spot a ZHP, especially on-line, is to search for a 330i or a 330Ci because those are the only models that are relevant. Then, look for a photo of the instrument panel; If the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-12-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By JKRIT
Let's not jump to expensive conclusions like head...

Let's not jump to expensive conclusions like head gasket or worse. A quick internet search on BMW and milky and dipstick will reveal a variety of possibilities including the notorious crankcase vent...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-12-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By JKRIT
I got one of these to replace an old BavAuto...

I got one of these to replace an old BavAuto unit. My issue is how short the hose is. I like to pump it up on the garage floor, with the car on jack stands of course; How else to access the bleed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By JKRIT
+1 Swapped 3.46 for 3.07 in our manual wagon. ...

+1 Swapped 3.46 for 3.07 in our manual wagon. More pleasant highway cruising (lower RPMs) and you don't feel like you have to shift from 1st gear at about 8 MPH (sarc). But don't expect much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By JKRIT
"Doing all the wheel bearings." Hmmm. The...

"Doing all the wheel bearings." Hmmm. The fronts are pre-loaded, so you can't really make a mistake there. But if the rear bearings are not properly loaded, e.g. loose, then cornering could move...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By JKRIT
OEM as in what brand? Sometimes the only sensors...

OEM as in what brand? Sometimes the only sensors that seem to work properly on these cars are direct BMW brand. Just a thought.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-28-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By JKRIT
. . . and it should drop/fit into a clip on the...

. . . and it should drop/fit into a clip on the right side of your trunk floor. Much handier there than in your shed, if you need it some time out on the road. . .
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-28-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By JKRIT
Yes, and it uses the same fluid reservoir as the...

Yes, and it uses the same fluid reservoir as the brake system, so keep an eye on that fluid level if you bleed much out of it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By JKRIT
My preference is style 81, a simple 7-spoke 17X8...

My preference is style 81, a simple 7-spoke 17X8 that seems to have been pretty standard on M-sport packages in 2002 and 2003 with the 525's (not 530 or 540). Available for $137 at...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By JKRIT
Sorry my description was a bit off; It's been a...

Sorry my description was a bit off; It's been a few years since we had an E36. But, if you look at the black cylindrical post just below your red circle, that is what may need to be rotated a bit. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By JKRIT
The backyard mechanic solution is to grab the...

The backyard mechanic solution is to grab the black plastic cylinder on the latch stem with pliers and gently rotate it until the worn down spot no longer contacts the switch in the door latch when...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-27-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By JKRIT
The light that indicates a failed ABS sensor can...

The light that indicates a failed ABS sensor can also indicate a failed steering angle sensor. So, get someone with a proper tool to read the system and tell you which sensor(s) has actually failed....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By JKRIT
Awww. . . You wouldn't even let them change the...

Awww. . . You wouldn't even let them change the two serpentine belts for $333? And I hope you don't forget to frequently check those tires with 10/32 inch tread depth. They're almost done! Thanks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-26-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By JKRIT
Don't be so sure: ...

Don't be so sure: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=847297

This is an old problem and not an urban myth. When a highly experienced person explains how he used a calibrated torque...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-24-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By JKRIT
The job itself is not very difficult. You may...

The job itself is not very difficult. You may encounter the following problems at this mileage:
1) If those are original plugs after 16 years, they may be frozen in the head and require carefully...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By JKRIT
I have used many sets of "plain Centric rotors"...

I have used many sets of "plain Centric rotors" on our "fleet" along with a set or two of Zimmerman Z-coated rotors. The only problem ever with the Centrics was one of the last set I bought didn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By JKRIT
You can check the AC pulley by taking the belt...

You can check the AC pulley by taking the belt off. First, see if the pulley bearing is dry by spinning it: I should stop soon; If it keeps spinning for a long time, then the grease is gone and it...
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