DIY: Replacing a BMW Tensioner - E36 M3
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com/ Replacing a BMW tensioner is easy. This video uses an E36 M3 as an example of how to replace BMW tensioners for both the driver's side and passenger side. The tensioner wheels and the idler wheel also get replaced.
Remove the plastic bits from the underside, the cruise control mechanism, air box and fan to get access to both belts. Remove the passenger side belt, then the driver's side. Check for cracks and prepare to replace them as needed.
If the pulley wheels spin freely, they're going bad and should be replaced. Chasing down the true source of your under-the-hood squeal can be a painful trial-and-error experience.
After the tensioners have been replaced BE SURE that the belts are correctly installed and aligned.
Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
Watch how easy it is to change the power steering filter/reservoir and flush the power steering fluid on your BMW. Bavarian Otto shows you how to do it yourself and save hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge. Everything you need for the job is available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/
Have a tech question about your BMW or MINI? Find the answer at http://blog.bavauto.com/
e46 Noisy Tensioner
Click this link for the noise that bad pulleys make while engine is running:
Took belts off. Located source of noise
Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you perform a BMW fuel filter change.
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation. They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years. The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also increased his SAFETY as well.
BMW M50/S50 Camshaft Timing Guide
Visit our forums at www.e36-tech.com for more BMW 3 series assistance and discussion.
A video tutorial for properly installing and positioning the camshaft sprockets on a 95 BMW M3 prior to VANOS installation. Applicable to all M50, M52, S50, and S52 engines.
Alternator pulley comparsion.wmv
This video demonstrates the excessive levels of NVH, belt system stress and other severe issues resulting from the use of a SOLID ALTERNATOR PULLEY on this Ford engine. Throughout this test all drive components, lengths, and sizes remained constant. The only variable was the alternator pulley/decoupler technology. (RotoRX is the former brand name of the Litens OAD decoupler.) This clip shows the use of a variety of ONE-WAY CLUTCH alternator pulleys on the same engine. Now we see the smooth, efficient operation of the same engine belt drive system using an OAD decoupler pulley. The Litens OAD was previously marketed under the RotorRX brand.
Replace BMW Water Pump - E36 M3
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com/ Replacing a BMW water pump is fairly easy job. This video deals only with the water pump. We have other videos that will help you with other aspects of this work. You can replace your BMW water pump with and OEM unit or you can even save money by going to a unit with a steel impeller. You can also special order and upgrade to a Stewart high performance water pump. email sales@AutowerksofAmerica.com
eas | aurora Angel Eye Installation Overview - 2003 e46 325Ci
Installation overview of aurora Angel Eye kit on a 2003 BMW 325Ci.
We have seen lots of Angel Eye kits on the market in the past 5 years. Everything from separate lightsources, CCFL tubes, failing inverters and LED kits with gaps and warranty issues with vendors. What happens when you can't find something for your BMW on the market that suits your needs?
You simply design them yourself.
Introducing aurora, an entirely redesigned angel eye kit for your BMW from eas - unlike anything else on the market.
aurora produces a fully uniform look using a 60 LED array, which matches most Xenon maps for an OEM look and are very bright - these can even be seen in daytime. You will immediately know another vehicle with a set after yours are installed.
1999-2003 e46 3-series Coupe (pre-facelift, non-sealed lamps)
1999-2005 e46 3-series Sedan
2000-2006 e46 M3 Coupe/Convertible
More info at www.europeanautosource.com.
M3 engine failure
What is the problem?Normal oil pressure and temp.Running as normal except the ticking. Please comment if you know whats wrong
BMW Serpentine Belt Release / Removal : DIY [ How To ] /// 330i (E46)
main Serpentine Belt removal.
cheater pipe (for use as leverage on the ratchet)
slim philips screwdriver (to safely prop open the tensioner)
NOTE: This DIY is on a car with a Mechanical Tensioner.
PREP: You will need to remove the Radiator Fan (if you have a automatic transmission) to safely reach the Tensioner pulley.
So, here's the video:
BMW Radiator Fan Removal
WARNING : BE CAREFUL when working near the Radiator Fan, DO NOT damage Fan Blades! DO NOT DROP the Fan once it is completely loosen from the Water Pump. You have been Warned.
Also, to make working on the Fan easier, I removed the Airbox, to give myself some more room to work within. This is not necessarily required, but it worked for me.
View the video DIY here:
BMW Airbox Removal
Please Note - Do this at your own risk. Follow all Safety Procedures. Wear Eye Protection! Wear mechanics gloves if possible. Not responsible if you break anything (Yourself or Property) End Legal Mumbo Jumbo Disclaimer.
This DIY was performed on a 02 BMW E46 330i automatic, alpine white paint, with Sport Suspension Package, you know the drill. So if that is not your vehicle, there might be differences.