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  1. General BMW Questions
    What’s your favourite place to buy tools? Found any secret or cheaper outlets? I know a bunch of places for computers and electronics, but none for cars. I’m in the market for a torque wrench and wondered where you guys get your stuff.
  2. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi all - This is kind of off topic, other than I'm needing to do my 60k miles maintenance and I'm moving and I'm refreshing all my tools. I've given my old ****ty tools to my son. Much of my old stuff has been lost over a few recent cross state moves. What I do/did have weren't that great in...
  3. Tools and Miscellaneous
    I used this once, all of the pieces are included and are in perfect working order. $210 shipped
  4. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    After reading through many post, it seems like I will have to open up the driver side door panel. What tools will be required and where can I purchase the door panel plastic removal tools?
  5. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    Bought a used 03 325i over the weekend. Failed inspection today and the garage quoted me $2k...:thumbdwn:. In my quest to enjoy a bimmer at a reasonable price I came across this: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/16/self-serve-auto-shops-cater-to-diy-mechanics/21891903/. I wanted to...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Today, the topic came up about the extender bar needed for the 7mm hex for the lower rear caliper bolts on the I6 E39: > E39 (1997 - 2003) > Removing the Rear Brake Caliper Guide bolt And, in the bestlinks, there are no threads listed; there are just posts: - What tools are needed for a...
  7. Tools and Miscellaneous
    For sale is a new in original packaging Wielander & Schill BSP 03 stud welder rivet remover system. The system is complete, open box and has never been used. Part Number 81 43 0 301 742 Quality is guaranteed so returns accepted. Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling fees. **Package...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi All, I am purchasing the vanos kit from besian and I was wondering if there is anybody around the 909 or 951 that would let me borrow these tools.:dunno: I know I can rent them.:confused: I would rather borrow them from a forum member if at all possible.:) I can pay you a rental fee if...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    So this just started happening. When I'm taking off it sounds like there's some kind of rattle or knocking noise coming from underneath my hood. It sort of makes a noise a muscle car would. Is that normal?
  10. Cars - Private Party
    I have two new 58'' Cornwell Tools toolboxes for sale or trade they have a retail value of over 6k each. I am looking to trade or sell them for a clean e30 manual 325i or 325is hardtop. If anyone is interested let me know what you have thanks! I can e-mail pictures .
  11. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I've always been a big gearhead and know my way around basic mechanical engineering, but I've never actually done my own maintenance. My New Years resolution is to start. First off, is this a bad idea on the 328 E90? (Complicated parts to mess up by accident?) Secondly, and mainly, can anyone...
  12. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Q: Where can E39 owners buy a usable set of precision measuring tools sufficient for DIY E39 repairs for the best prices on the net? In a recent thread, an E39 user lamented what he perceived as premature rotor wear but, it appeared to me that he was guessing based on eyeballing the thickness...
  13. Wheels and Tires
    I have a full OEM spare tire kit including tire, rim, jack, lug nut wrench, tire block, and foam insert to keep everything in place. This kit has never been used and is in perfect condition. Had it when I was running after market rims with non-run flats. Car has run flats again so don't need...
  14. Tools and Miscellaneous
    FOR SALE: one original BMW toolset 83 30 0 492 604 for replacing the tailgate and rear window struts on the E39 Touring. The toolset consists of 5 12 153 Plastic Protector (small sheet of plastic to protect roof) 5 12 152 Windows Strut Tool (turned and drilled aluminum tube) 5 12 151 Tailgate...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I searched for this, honest. I am putting together a tool kit for the DIY weekender, do I need to get imperial-based sockets and wrenches, or are all the parts on a BMW metric?
  16. Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys
    Good news! A shipment has landed here at ECS with tons of the BMW European Tool Kit, so they are back in stock! Take peace of mind wherever you go with a Euro-market roadside rescue kit. Packaged in a sturdy, stylish storage case with embossed BMW letters, this popular accessory is back in...
  17. Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys
    The Schwaben 100-piece specialty bit set includes bits to fit a wide assortment of automotive fasteners, including triple square, tamper-proof Torx, tri-wing, and hex. Breeze through repairs knowing you can remove odd specialty fasteners with ease. These premium bits are made of hardened chrome...
  18. Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys
    If you're a tool-aholic--or know someone who is--we have good news: From now until January 2, 2012, everything in the Schwaben tool catalog is on sale. No coupons or complicated formulas or sales codes to remember, just a flat 10% off. A dime off every dollar you spend. Not yet familiar with...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Cheapest usable inspection camera probe that can look inside your engine & fuel tank? Over here today, cn90 suggested a $130 Costco inspection camera to look inside the engine: - E39 (1997 - 2003) > Eeeewww!!! And just a few days ago, the $200 Costco wireless inspection camera was...
  20. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    When I bought my '87 convertible it had the tools still in the trunk. In opening, there are a couple of molded spots in the box where there are no tools. 1. Anybody know of a photo that shows what was originally included? 2. Any good sources of replacement tools?
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