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Old 03-30-2009, 03:25 AM   #21
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:29 PM   #22
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #23
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Jacking points on the engine

Just wondering where's that Jack positioned infront of the car. i have a cover panel under the engine. i cant find any frame to put the jack under. my ride is 2001 325xi wagon.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #24
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Just wondering where's that Jack positioned infront of the car. i have a cover panel under the engine. i cant find any frame to put the jack under. my ride is 2001 325xi wagon.
I'm not too sure on the Xi's or the touring's, but the jack was positioned under the metal circle that comes out from the splash guard.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:38 AM   #25
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:39 AM   #26
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BTW, I can recommend copper grease to be smothered on your exhaust. It is water and heat resistant. It dries to whitish mud like colour. Better looking than rust anyway and it adds protection against more rusting. I find it good for all rusty bare metal parts including the metal frame inside the dash.
copper-based anti-seize is good for exhaust fasteners, for sure. Exhaust parts rust like crazy, and it will be really hard to unbolt them later without this. However, it sounds like you're recommending anti-seize to be slathered on the exhaust pipes themselves to prevent them looking rusty? You really are going nuts!
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #27
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Also, if you really want to protect against rust (on non-exhaust parts) paint is the much more standard and clean way to go. That's pretty much why it's there.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #28
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Anyone know of a tool to get into the tight space to get out a stripped fill plug?
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:45 PM   #29
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At 100k, if the trans oil has probably never been changed before on a ZF 5HP19, is it even worth the time and to even drop the pan considering these things have the weak reverse drum--aka no-reverse problems?

I am thinking I'll just leave it alone and hopefully it will last me another 100k before having to replace it. I have the feeling that if I mess with it, the no reverse fairy might pay me an early visit
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:46 PM   #30
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How come it ses never to replacethat fluid lol(that's what mines ses)? Or do we have to get special BMW ATF??
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:41 AM   #31
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4~5 quarts of Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle ATF
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A ass load of sweat.
What the heck did you need a ten gallon container for??
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:03 PM   #32
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At 100k, if the trans oil has probably never been changed before on a ZF 5HP19, is it even worth the time and to even drop the pan considering these things have the weak reverse drum--aka no-reverse problems?

I am thinking I'll just leave it alone and hopefully it will last me another 100k before having to replace it. I have the feeling that if I mess with it, the no reverse fairy might pay me an early visit
I am too thinking the same way. If I mess with it I hear I have a greater chance of the reverse going out. (stealership says)
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