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Old 11-05-2009, 03:54 PM   #21
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Mitch, if you look at the 5 speed conversion link in my sig, I have references to all the diys you will need. You only need 2 locking pins, one is for 5th gear and the other is for reverse. And the sealing caps are included in the kit. Part numbers are given for both, enjoy my friend.

I'll edit the op soon and include diagrams and descriptions. Thank you swinny
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #22
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:06 PM   #23
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Some people don't know how to use etk smart one

that was the point of this thread

EDIT: Went back and added pics, I will finish later
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #24
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Mitch, if you look at the 5 speed conversion link in my sig, I have references to all the diys you will need. You only need 2 locking pins, one is for 5th gear and the other is for reverse. And the sealing caps are included in the kit. Part numbers are given for both, enjoy my friend.

I'll edit the op soon and include diagrams and descriptions. Thank you swinny
I see, thanks, Neil. Again, great work, much appreciated!

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:52 PM   #25
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-Special thanks to Matt for helping me compile a list
Good list.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:54 PM   #26
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Most people don't know how to use ETK so he decided to compile a list for the most common gone-wrong sht and the easy part numbers.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:32 AM   #27
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This appears to be a partial list of parts for one particular year and model, a 2000 Coupe.



It is important to remember that many of the part numbers listed here are going to be different for your particular car.

Also, the prices listed here are reference prices only and often don't reflect market place reality.

For example, OE oil filters can be purchased for less than $6 versus the $14 price listed here.


Some of the fluids information is too vague and can be misleading and expresses a bias toward particular aftermarket products rather than expressing BMW OE requirements.


The full list of parts for all years and models is here:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw

And this link is particularly useful too:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/cata...46_catalog.htm

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:03 AM   #28
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Excellent job there!
My only issue is same as what bmwbun posted:

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Some of the fluids information is too vague and can be misleading and expresses a bias toward particular aftermarket products rather than expressing BMW OE requirements.
Your fluid recommendations are not factory fills. If you do want to stick to oem parts, my suggestion would be to post oem replacement fluids only.

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:17 AM   #29
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Common maintenance maintenance parts lists should include windshield wiper insert part numbers.

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:18 AM   #30
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and I full understand you Raj, but to the same accord, those are not my favorites, those fluids seem to be the preferred on the forum and nobody buys BMW LT fluid anyway, they always complain about the price. And this list isn't really about fluids...
No problems with that Neil. I appreciate everything you have done for the forum.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:20 AM   #31
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:22 AM   #32
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Great job Neil. You just posted up ETK in a thread.
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Common maintenance maintenance parts lists should include windshield wiper insert part numbers.

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and not brake pedals? I like your edit, thanks for telling me something to add in, that is what I want. But continuing to pollute a genuinely good and useful thread would not be in your best interest, that is all.

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No problems with that Neil. I appreciate everything you have done for the forum.
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thank you! nonetheless, I will include OEM fill per your request

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:32 AM   #34
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:37 AM   #35
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:39 AM   #36
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I have paid careful attention to where models matter and have indicated as such.

The very first item on your list doesn't match the part number for my car and there is no indication in your thread indicating that such is the case.

fail.


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The very first item on your list doesn't match the part number for my car and there is no indication in your thread indicating that such is the case.

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Old 11-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #38
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I know this list is not complete so please respond below with suggestions on which parts to include.

A few more items:


Screws for mounting rotors to hub. I think it is best practice to replace these screws when replacing the rotor (1 per rotor).

Washer on the engine block coolant drain screw. It should be replaced each time the block is drained.

The Bentley Manual covering the 2000 Coupe being primarily discussed here instructs that anti-sieze containing copper be applied to spark plug threads. The original spark plugs had this type of compound applied at the factory as well. I would include this item in the list.

Similarly, silicone grease for caliper pins.

OE tire specifications.

OE battery specifications.

Under fluids, you talk about tranny fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid etc. but you left out motor oil.

Washers for the differential drain and fill screws.

Personally I'd include Castrol SAF-XO as a differential fluid since it was the factory fill on your 2000 Coupe.

You included the oil drain plug but not the washer. For those still doing oil changes using the oil pan drain bolt, it is best practice to replace the washer each time.

Include auto trans filter kits (GM, ZF),

O-rings for the intake and exhaust camshaft position sensors. Best practice is to install new ones when replacing faulty sensors.

Double check inclusion of all related cooling system parts especially related to expansion tank replacement. You're missing some critical leak path items that should be addressed.




Also,

Your section on transmission fluids still needs some help.

Some GM transmissions used by BMW had Dexron III in them however none of those transmissions containing Dexron III were installed in E46 vehicles.

The Texaco fluid you list as 7045 was upgraded to 7045E for use in BMW vehicles.

You don't appear to have any mention of Texaco fluid ETL 8072 B that was used in both Xi and non-Xi E46 vehicles with automatic transmissions.



Here is a link to the relevant BMW document SI B 24 01 98 that lists transmission and respective fluids by vehicle platform, and by model year:



http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/se...TFCapacity.pdf.



Here is a table from the BMW document covering GM transmissions and fluids for the E46:





Here is a table from the BMW document covering ZF transmissions and fluids for the E46:







I hope fellow Fanatics find this helpful

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:30 PM   #39
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As you have done nothing for this site, what you say carries no clout thus no one cares.
If by "you have done nothing for this site" you mean that I haven't posted any misleading theads such as this, yer right.
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A few more items:


Screws for mounting rotors to hub. I think it is best practice to replace these screws when replacing the rotor (1 per rotor).

Washer on the engine block coolant drain screw. It should be replaced each time the block is drained.

The Bentley Manual covering the 2000 Coupe being primarily discussed here instructs that anti-sieze containing copper be applied to spark plug threads. The original spark plugs had this type of compound applied at the factory as well. I would include this item in the list.

Similarly, silicone grease for caliper pins.

OE tire specifications.

OE battery specifications.

Under fluids, you talk about tranny fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid etc. but you left out motor oil.

Washers for the differential drain and fill screws.

Personally I'd include Castrol SAF-XO as a differential fluid since it was the factory fill on your 2000 Coupe.

You included the oil drain plug but not the washer. For those still doing oil changes using the oil pan drain bolt, it is best practice to replace the washer each time.

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alrighty, actually went through and just have a few comments.

the bolts for mounting the rotor to the hub is a good practice so I included those fo sho

i included the block drain plug washer even though it really isnt a common item to replace. It's all in good practice though, thank you for reminding me.

spark plug anti seize yeahhhh, according to my friend sitting right next to me (works at the bmw dealer parts counter) they dont even sell it. Same as the silicone grease for the caliper pins. It's best to just buy that stuff at autozone. But you are right about using it, I'll make mention of it but I dont have the part numbers

There is no way I am covering motor oil, lulz. People can search for that one. But I did change the fluid listings and included oem listings

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... Auto trans filter kits (GM, ZF),

O-rings for the intake and exhaust camshaft position sensors. Best practice is to install new ones when replacing faulty sensors.

Double check inclusion of all related cooling system parts especially related to expansion tank replacement. You're missing some.


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done, thanks!
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