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by kbsilver
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: 3 Series (E21, E30, E36, E46,E90,F30)
Topic: Where to get auto trans service in Morris County
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Where to get auto trans service in Morris County

Hi all, I'm looking to have routine maintenance performed on my E90 auto transmission. Fluid, filter, plus the 5 megatronic seals (square one and the 4 tube seals). Dealer tells me its lifetime and really does not want to do it. The BMW definition of lifetime doesn't work for me 'when it breaks, it'...
by kbsilver
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Bilstein 'life time warranty' shock coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Bilstein 'life time warranty' shock coverage

I've had warranty replacements by Koni originally purchased from an on-line shock vendor. I was able to do a pre ship where they charged me for the replacements but refunded the charge when they received the defective ones back. Although they were listed for the application the FSD shocks were not s...
by kbsilver
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: NJBMWCCA Community
Topic: Club discounts on parts and services at NJ BMW dealers.
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Club discounts on parts and services at NJ BMW dealers.

A discount % is only of relative value. I have found that the "list price" for the same item varies from dealer to dealer. Probably more value in the long run is establishing a good relationship with a dealer that offers good prices.
by kbsilver
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: 3 Series (E21, E30, E36, E46,E90,F30)
Topic: e9X spark plug torque values?
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: e9X spark plug torque values?

The 335D is holding up quite well. If we could get rid of the emissions systems BMW was using this model as a test bed for, it would be pretty much bullet proof. So far everything has been covered by the extended warranty, up in about a month when we hit 100K miles. Emissions wise it needed an intak...
by kbsilver
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: 3 Series (E21, E30, E36, E46,E90,F30)
Topic: e9X spark plug torque values?
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: e9X spark plug torque values?

I have the Bentley and it states 18 +/-2 ft-lb for the spark plugs. Glad this was of some help because for the engine, the manual is totally useless on my Diesel :roll:.
by kbsilver
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: 5 Series (E12, E28, E34, E39,E60/61,F07/10/11)
Topic: E39 seat restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: E39 seat restoration

Just recolored the seats in our 2000 328i and I think they came out great. In my case I only needed to do the drivers seat and the arm rest. As it turns out I did not do the sides of the seat as they did not need it (and I'm not sure if it's actually leather or vinyl). As long as there are no tears ...
by kbsilver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: NJBMWCCA Community
Topic: Need good detailer
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Need good detailer

thanks Keith, but my car is now 5 years old, and I have no intention of buying a new one, since I'm going to retire in 5 months, that will cut my income to 1/4 of what I have now. Ha, have you beat. I "got retired" almost a year ago (wasn't my choice). My plan was to have our new car paid for befor...
by kbsilver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: NJBMWCCA Community
Topic: Need good detailer
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Need good detailer

Not a detailer, but a tip. When you get your brand new car have XPel paint protection put on at least the front face and headlights of the car. This will prevent what Christina is trying to fix. I had it done to our 340 GT and it ran about $400. The film is self healing so if it gets damaged, it wil...
by kbsilver
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Complete Cars
Topic: FS: E46 328i 5-Speed - Orient Blue - 216K miles
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: FS: E46 328i 5-Speed - Orient Blue - 216K miles

I've gone ahead and replaced the sagging headliner. If I start wrenching on the car I'll no longer be inclined to sell it. Perfect first car for an enthusiast willing to DIY a few repairs.
by kbsilver
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: 7 Series (E23, E32, E38,E65/66,F01/02)
Topic: New to BMW
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: New to BMW

You probably need to get the codes read by a real BMW computer (GT1?). As we know the transmission is electronically controlled thus the computer knows why it's doing what it is. I had a 'similar' issue a while back on a 5 series with the V8, although was intermittent in nature. Turned out to be a d...
by kbsilver
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Complete Cars
Topic: FS: E46 328i 5-Speed - Orient Blue - 216K miles
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: FS: E46 328i 5-Speed - Orient Blue - 216K miles

If I had a 3 bay garage this would be simple, I'd just keep it. But she deserves to be driven and enjoyed. It is amazing that even after all these miles, how similar the car runs/drives now to as when it was brand new. Will we be saying the same thing about BMW's made today?
by kbsilver
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Complete Cars
Topic: FS: E46 328i 5-Speed - Orient Blue - 216K miles
Replies: 4
Views: 717

FS: E46 328i 5-Speed - Orient Blue - 216K miles

Up for sale is my factory ordered 2000 328i 5-speed (E46). Asking $2700 - Please serious inquiries only! kbsilver@optonline.net Basic information: 216K miles – M52 engine runs perfectly – burns no oil Orient Blue with Grey leather interior No exterior rust Premium Package + Sport springs and sway b...
by kbsilver
Tue May 30, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: 3 Series (E21, E30, E36, E46,E90,F30)
Topic: What to do with a rough condition 2000 328i 5-speed
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: What to do with a rough condition 2000 328i 5-speed

edw1 wrote:LeMons
Actually I had thought of LeMons, but with a lot of TLC, it's a better car than that. Even the A/C works! But if I cannot find someone who wants a diamond in the rough, you never know. (In which case I expect it to win - no penalties!).
by kbsilver
Mon May 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: 3 Series (E21, E30, E36, E46,E90,F30)
Topic: What to do with a rough condition 2000 328i 5-speed
Replies: 4
Views: 518

What to do with a rough condition 2000 328i 5-speed

My very first BMW (use to look just like Larry's car) has come back home. I gave the car to my son 6 years ago but now that he has moved to NYC with no need for a car, gave it back to me. While it was over maintained when he got it, it's essentially had zero maintenance since except for fluid change...
by kbsilver
Mon May 29, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: 3 Series (E21, E30, E36, E46,E90,F30)
Topic: Vague steering
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Vague steering

I had these symptoms when a shop put the ball joints upside down.Mark Is that even possible? Don't forget the suspension in the rear half of the car is just an important. Also some E46's had issues with the rear subframe tearing the metal right out of the floor pan. (May no longer been an issue by ...