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Old 02-20-2011, 09:38 PM   #78
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 104
My Ride: 2000 328i
did the pump change on my 2000 328 today. on this car if you use a torx bit on the tensioner pulley it will loosen it. instead there is a 16 mm bolt head on the left side of the tensioner. turn this with a breaker bar and that keeps from loosening the pulley. however to do this you have to pull the fan and shroud. i've had mine out so many times it seems to fall out with my eyes closed.

also there is no reason to remove the sway bar. on my diassembly and install the only reason I could see to do that would be access to the hose clamp. instead I just used a 6 mm socket on the clamp.

and just for info I bought mine new on ebay. happy with it so far.
2000 328 Sport/Premium Pkg, 2005 Ford F150 FX4 SuperCrew, 1993 Ford Mustang LX 520 hp EFI stroker - sold, 1989 Mustang Saleen 450 hp vortech 302, 1978 Pontiac Firebird, 1969 Opel Kadett Rallye ex-SCCA car

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