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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
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My recollection (we owned one of these things) is...

My recollection (we owned one of these things) is that the bearing issue depended on the build date. That is, they fixed it after a certain date. Research that info and see when the one you're...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By JKRIT
Go to RealOEM.com, enter your vehicle info and...

Go to RealOEM.com, enter your vehicle info and select Brakes>Brake Servo Unit and look for "non-return valve." Here's an example:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By JKRIT
I think that's kind of harsh, and I buy from both...

I think that's kind of harsh, and I buy from both RA and FCP. It's the brand name that is important, not the vendor. I have bought Sachs struts from RA at excellent prices, so unless you really...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-19-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By JKRIT
I hope for your sake you didn't get an...

I hope for your sake you didn't get an aftermarket CCV. Been there, done that and the car started using oil after only a few months. Actually, the genuine BMW winter CCV went in more easily than...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By JKRIT
I would confirm over the phone that the 6MT is...

I would confirm over the phone that the 6MT is really a three-pedal car. Lots of sellers mischaracterize the trannies in these cars because they all have 6 speeds.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By JKRIT
Good suggestion. Bought a used minivan and it...

Good suggestion. Bought a used minivan and it developed speed-related vibration in less than 100 miles. I discovered many finger-tight lug nuts, including all five on one of the fronts. Some sort...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By JKRIT
Fasil: I did what you are asking about on our...

Fasil: I did what you are asking about on our touring (manual trans), which came with a 3.46 (!) Talk about revs at highway speed. . . I tried to get a 3.15, which seemed rare, and got a 3.07 by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By JKRIT
Even some of the well-known brands source parts...

Even some of the well-known brands source parts from China. I rebuilt the cooling system including a Hella tank (from China), but in six months it started leaking because one of the two o-rings in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By JKRIT
Sensor on only one of the four front pads and...

Sensor on only one of the four front pads and same on rear. If your calipers are not working quite right, e.g. caliper binding or frozen, then any one of the six pads without sensors can wear right...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By JKRIT
One distinction that I am definitely aware of is...

One distinction that I am definitely aware of is the diameter of the air hose from the top of the air filter to the MAF; Probably larger air flow circuit all the way to the intake manifold. But hard...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By JKRIT
Glad it worked out for you.

Glad it worked out for you.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-15-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By JKRIT
When I took our E93 out of storage last Spring,...

When I took our E93 out of storage last Spring, the washers would not spray even though I could hear the pump running. It turned out that the reservoir was full of black mold/algae and clogging the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-30-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By JKRIT
No, it was the wagon I sold that sucked up the...

No, it was the wagon I sold that sucked up the over $10k amount. I was referring to my sedan, which I still have, and has been less costly to keep up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By JKRIT
It's good that you are realistic about the "few...

It's good that you are realistic about the "few thousand" figure. That's all I could get for my wagon two years ago, and it was Sport Package with manual transmission. Even with those unusual...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By JKRIT
If you want to have a contest, there's always the...

If you want to have a contest, there's always the i3. :yikes:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By JKRIT
Don't be alarmed to find that the E93s you are...

Don't be alarmed to find that the E93s you are looking at have a SULEV (N51) engine. In E46's SULEV (M56) was a really bad thing, including fuel pump integral to the fuel tank for heaven's sake. No...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By JKRIT
Bought our (used) '12 328i for the non-turbo...

Bought our (used) '12 328i for the non-turbo reason you mentioned. Also find it more attractive than F3X models. Enjoy it very much, although it drives very differently from E46 or E36. It responds...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-24-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By JKRIT
Add one more 2 X 8 to your stack and you will be...

Add one more 2 X 8 to your stack and you will be able to reach the center jack point without having to lift the other side at all.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By JKRIT
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,137
Posted By JKRIT
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DN53-...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DN53-USA-06-2001-E39-BMW-540i&diagId=31_0246
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-02-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By JKRIT
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t...

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1318551&highlight=jkrit
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,538
Posted By JKRIT
ECS bought the Turner Motorsports parts business...

ECS bought the Turner Motorsports parts business four years ago, but I don't know if Turner's financial situation at the time can be compared to BAV's. . . .and Turner didn't "close its doors"...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By JKRIT
The only "normal fluid" that is clear and oily...

The only "normal fluid" that is clear and oily would be brake fluid (also used for hydraulic clutch). A/C condensation is also clear, but of course not oily. But really, you just need to get under...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-04-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By JKRIT
Could also be the clutch master cylinder, but the...

Could also be the clutch master cylinder, but the slave is easier to change first: Here's one of many on-line DIYs for this job although most of them refer to the E36, which is very similar.
Do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-03-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By JKRIT
Saab 900: Oil filter located such that handle of...

Saab 900: Oil filter located such that handle of filter wrench contacts hot terminal on starter or alternator (can't remember which) You wouldn't do it a second time. . .
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