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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Same thing probably happens everywhere with...

Same thing probably happens everywhere with ezpass systems. I just made sure that every vehicle I drive has been logged into my account so when I get a false ticket they don't even contact me. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Exactly. Real snow tires make a world of...

Exactly. Real snow tires make a world of difference. Plenty of the guys here drive their RWD BMW's year round without any trouble whatsoever.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
For a performance street-recreational track day...

For a performance street-recreational track day pad my favorite so far has been the Cool Carbon. And I'll repeat the importance of good brake fluid. I use the type 200 now that my personal stock of...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
This is exactly why the Bavarian Autosport bars...

This is exactly why the Bavarian Autosport bars are not adjustable. We carry plenty of different adjustable sets but a lot of people just want to bolt them on and be done. That's where ours are...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The Brembo replacement pads are a fairly new...

The Brembo replacement pads are a fairly new product to market so I doubt you'll find many forum threads directly related to them. These are marketed more as a street pad and they have a pretty high...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
It unfortunately doesn't work in an E46 but we do...

It unfortunately doesn't work in an E46 but we do have one on an E90 here and the owner was quite surprised how much of a difference it made.
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That is the most oil-soaked diff I have seen in a...

That is the most oil-soaked diff I have seen in a while. While you're under there I would suggest scrubbing it down so you can tell where it's leaking. Of course the way the whole bottom is covered I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Pretty amazing what modern engine management can...

Pretty amazing what modern engine management can do but I sure would have a hard time threading that back in. I actually have a 180k mile plug on my desk out of my fathers old pickup. He's religious...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Could be that too! What I'm talking about is a...

Could be that too! What I'm talking about is a little further downstream.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-11-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If this is an M54 engine I think what you're...

If this is an M54 engine I think what you're referring to BMW calls a sucking jet pump. Part number 11 61 7 545 382.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I suspect a lot of people just don't install poly...

I suspect a lot of people just don't install poly bushings correctly. I've used them on multiple vehicles over the years and logged well over 50k miles on a few sets of them. If you lube them...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
If you're seeking reduced body roll in corners...

If you're seeking reduced body roll in corners with a minimal impact on ride quality it's tough to go wrong with a set of larger sway bars. Your car should have a 23.5mm bar up front and an 18mm bar...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-01-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We've done a few of these on cars within the...

We've done a few of these on cars within the staff using a soldering iron to heat up the pin. Then a pair of pliers to squeeze it together. We do plan on an instructional video for these before too...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The one you're pointing too is unfortunately only...

The one you're pointing too is unfortunately only available new as a complete speaker. We sell them under part number 65 13 8 374 750 for non Harmon-Kardon systems.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
We stock the Powerflex bushings too. I actually...

We stock the Powerflex bushings too. I actually just installed a set of these on my E30 last weekend. If you have access to a press that's the easiest way to change these. But the powerflex bushings...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,234
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That's currently $590.21 shipped from us. In...

That's currently $590.21 shipped from us. In stock, ready to go. We don't have an E46 within the staff running FSD's but we have received lots of positive feedback from customers on these shocks in...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 03-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
I've run our ultimate rotors in the past on an...

I've run our ultimate rotors in the past on an E36 325i I owned for a few years. I never had an issue with them. I didn't really "need" them but at the time it was a new product line for us and I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
The continental kits we carry aren't factory BMW...

The continental kits we carry aren't factory BMW but all the parts in them are from OEM suppliers. Continental makes most of the BMW belts and the pulleys/tensioners in the kits are INA which is also...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
BMW unfortunately discontinued the 17x7 steel...

BMW unfortunately discontinued the 17x7 steel wheels for the 330's last fall. It's got the room for a full size spare so any wheel up to 17x8 or so with a 225/45/17 tire should fit.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Working on cars in New England for 25 years I...

Working on cars in New England for 25 years I can't even count how many critical bolts like this I've broken off. Penetrating oil has rarely worked for me. But heat works just about every time....
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 03-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Yes you would have to hook it up to a scan tool...

Yes you would have to hook it up to a scan tool to tell. Although typically when someone has a shark injector installed they leave the programmer with the car. Once it's plugged into one car it only...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
A good way to tell which direction to go in is to...

A good way to tell which direction to go in is to really pay attention to where you feel the vibration. If you feel it in the steering wheel and brake pedal it's probably something in the brakes. If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Are you absolutely sure that the lock plate...

Are you absolutely sure that the lock plate wasn't tampered with until the pressure plate was fully bolted in place? Although usually when they are tampered with the problem is they won't engage, not...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
Secondary air pump to valve hose. If you have an...

Secondary air pump to valve hose. If you have an 04 with the M54 or M56 engine it's part number 11 72 7 555 681. If it's a pre 3/03 M54 it's part number 11 72 7 555 680. We stock the early one and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Ken@BavAuto
That Valeo kit is great, we sell tons of them....

That Valeo kit is great, we sell tons of them. But it doesn't work on a six speed. They are kind of an oddball setup with the pilot bearing in the flywheel instead of in the crankshaft. UUC does make...
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