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1988 BMW 535i | Answered on Oct 09, 2014


Interstate is the best hands down. I have sold them at my shop for 30 years with about 4 warranties in that time.

1988 BMW 535i | Answered on Oct 09, 2014


Hi. Thanks for your question. For assistance on ticking from 535i you can visit https://www.reliable-store.com and download the entire workshop manual which includes all the information along with the diagrams for better understanding. Good day!

BMW 535i Cars &... | Answered on Mar 23, 2018


In front of the radiator core for the engine cooling the cabin fan is behind the glove box inside the air con module

BMW 535i Cars &... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017


http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2138647-92-E34-535i-Shifting-problems-won-t-go-into-gear-manual-transmission-this should help

BMW 535i Cars &... | Answered on Jan 01, 2017


Check compatibility of gearbox ECM with gearbox. You will need the serial codes of the ECM and ask manufacturer for relative compatibility with gearbox type.

BMW 535i Cars &... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012


Which engine is in it? Comment below and I'll try and find a diagram for it. First take lots of photos and notes before you start as reference for when you get stuck. (You will get stuck)! you might need to remove plastic guards, covers and some air intake pipes to gain access to some of the pulley wheels when putting the new one on. You will be working by feel only for some of this job so trace the route of the belt with your hand all the way around so you know where its supposed to go.
One of the pulleys the smooth side of the belt runs over is on a spring loaded tensioner arm. This needs to be swung against the spring to slacken the belt. Some engines have a slot or pair of holes you can line up and insert a pin to lock it in the 'slack' position. Again follow the belt around its whole length as you take it off to remind your self exactly where it goes. Fit the new one, this may take several attempts, and carefully release the tensioner.
A lot of companies recommend you change the tensioner as well. I agree as I've had one fail on me when my belt snapped. the tensioners just bolt into place and need to be fitted before you refit the new belt.
Once fitted, again trace it with your hand to check it is squarely set on all the pulley wheels, then start the car.
Then, KEEPING YOUR HANDS WELL CLEAR, look and check the belt is moving smoothly on all the pulleys you can see and not sliding from side to side. Check the dash board for any warning lights or messages and turn the engine off. Refit any pipes, guards and covers, recheck for any warning lights and messages on the dashboard and that should be job done!

BMW Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago


I wwould first make sure that the ground connectors are clean and tight. Here is a forum from bmw talking about the ground problems.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304000

BMW Cars &... | Answered on May 29, 2020


You need a vehicle handbook pertinent to both the vehicle trim level and the territory into which it was exported.

Replacement original literature should be available to order from the local dealer.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on May 28, 2020


https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-BMW-Engine-Codes

Drivers side of block in a flat section area.
This thread has a list of all the code references in the ID numbers.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on May 26, 2020


For 2003-2006 X3 models, BMW specified an ever changing list of automatic transmission fluids (ATF) as these fluids became obsolete over time. The current recommendation from BMW is DEXRON-VI ATF, which means the fluid conforms to the GM DEXRON-VI specification.Feb 19, 2013

US X3 Automatic Transmission / Fluid Facts - BMW Forums

BMW Cars &... | Answered on May 24, 2020


You have to take the inside door panel off and then remove the window mechanism to get to the door handle bolts.

BMW Cars &... | Answered on May 09, 2020

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